~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading and I love sharing my projects and current reads here.~ This is how Lisa begins her blog, Small Things, on Wednesdays.
Many of the wonderful items, knitted or crocheted,
I see get added to my someday list.
Books and authors, new to me, peak my interest.
In the two weeks since I showed you
my ‘climbing out of the knitting bog’ project;
I have not knit every day
I have added 16 rows.
16 rows doesn’t sound like much,
but I add 24 stitches for every 4-row repeat,
one row of pattern 3 rows of knitting even.
I have almost knitted 3 skeins of yarn.
At the end of the third skein
I’ll increase the size of my needles from 7 to 8
as the pattern indicates to open up the lace a little.
My wad of afghan is approximately 36 inches across
on circular needles it’s a little hard to measure.
Old shale lace
Listening to Lady of Milkweed Manor by Julie Klassen.
from Fantasticfiction =
As Charlotte drew closer to the looming grey edifice that was to become her temporary home, she could not help but notice the secretive shuttered windows. Then she noticed the milkweeds….
Even a proper vicar’s daughter can make a mistake–and now Charlotte Lamb must pay a high price for her fall. To avoid the prying eyes of all who know her, she hides herself away in London’s forbidding “Milkweed Manor,” a place of mystery and lore, of old secrets and new birth.
But once there, she comes face to face with a suitor from her past–a man who now hides secrets of his own. Both are determined, with God’s help, to protect those they love. But neither can imagine the depth of sacrifice that will be required.
Sprinkled with fascinating details about the lives of women in Regency England, Lady of Milkweed Manor is a moving romantic drama about the redemption of past failings and the beauty of sacrificial love.