Be the change you wish to see in the world. — Mahatma Gandhi
First up, I wanted to talk briefly about change. It is never easy but two well-loved sites recently changed things up… and I love both of the changes!! MDK is now Modern Daily Knitting. Well done ladies! I am standing and applauding this change! Ravelry also changed things up in a very good way! Kudos to both of them for showing us all that sometimes change is a very good thing!
I am s-l-o-w-l-y working my way through Clue Two of the TTL Mystery Shawl and I confess… it is not at all what I expected! I love it… and I love these yarns together. I was a bit worried there would not be enough contrast, but I like the muted differences very much. I did not need another “stripey” shawl, but this is not that at all.
I have refrained from swatching for Purl Strings, but just barely.
I have been spending lots of time in the garden weeding and watering. I realize that the later increases weed growth, but it also inspires new vegetable plant growth!
A slow week for reading – no new bingos but still, an excellent reading week! Thank you Katie for recommending this book!
The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A book full of fascinating relationships, interesting characters, a riveting story, and a bit of a mystery.
If you like history, you will like this book. If you like real character growth, you will like this book. If you like mysteries, you will like this book.
The story unfolds on two timelines – present day, and during WWII – told by to strong female characters: Alice and Alina.
There is love, love lost, deep friendship, and the love of fellow man. I highly recommend this book!
I also owed you all a review of Mourning in Malmö… and here you go!
Mourning in Malmö by Torquil MacLeod
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
If you read the reviews, you would think that this book was entirely about Anita. But it’s not! There is some wonderful character development of Anita’s team, especially Hakim Mirza. The story ends with a shocking twist that I did not see coming and I can hardly wait for the next installment of this series!
That is all I have for this week! I hope your making is not in the slow lane, and your reading is the kind you want to savor!
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