Two of the (too many) books I bought on my recent bookshop crawl around Cape Cod....and both are winners. I read Dinner with Edward in a single sitting. The subtitle: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship...pretty much sums up this memoir that leaves you hoping that such a friendship someday comes your way. Edward is a ninety year old who has just lost his wife; Isabel is in her middle years, facing the demise of her marriage. Thinking she is helping Edward's daughter, who lives far from her dad--Isabel agrees to check in on the aging, grieving gentleman.
The food descriptions are inspiring, but the friendship that develops between these two is energizing.
on the book jacket: 'a book about love and nourishment, and about how dinner with a friend can, in the words of M. F. K. Fisher, sustain us against the hungers of the world.' I can't recommend this one enough!!
The next book: Counting by 7s is a YA book about an adopted 12 year old 'genius' who is suddenly orphaned again when her parents die in a car crash. Another story of unlikely friendships (so far...this one I haven't finished yet); well written. I'm liking this one, too!
The yarn is a bit busy, but if you look closely at the flap heel you can see that the flap begins and ends with three garter stitches. This results in garter bumps to pick up along the edges for the gusset instead of the usual slipped stitches. I really, really like the neat, slightly decorative look and will be using this one again. (Saw this on Nicole's the gentle knitter podcast).
I'm in no rush to finish a pair, so this one is going in the single sock pile---and it is now a pile, because three makes a pile, right? I've wanted to try 'the vanilla is the new black' heel, too. I guess that mean the pile will continue to grow...into a heap?
Freddy and I decided it was time for another shawl when I came across Meridian. A lovely, simple garter shawl that would make a perfect travel project (where were you two weeks ago?) and an even better knit-while-you-read project. I even had some yarn in the stash, although someone (not mentioning any names) ate the ball bands. I'm pretty sure the larger skein is Lydia sock and the smaller one Koigu.
We're both anxious to start this one!
(Note: the pattern has no teeth marks yet or crinkled edges. It's way too early in the game!!)