This will be a gift for my mom for Christmas. Yes you heard correctly. I have an actual Christmas gift finished! I think I might deserve a popcicle for that! This scarf is just the beginning of my lace knitting to be sure. I enjoyed it so much. I will have the pattern available soon, in case anyone else wants to make it. It is about 7"X56", but can easily be made bigger. It only took one ball of Kid Merino, which I really enjoyed working with. It is so light and airy.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a really nice summer read, and would be great for beach or travel reading. If you have read the first two books, The Shop on Blossom Street and A Good Yarn, you will see some familiar faces. Lydia starts a new knitting class, and as usual, the women meet new friends and deepen some existing friendships. They each have their own flaws and real fears, yet find a respite and support within the knitting class. It reminded me how knitting seems to bring us comfort and camaraderie, even when we think nothing can at the time.
Alix, who we met previously, is planning her wedding, but it is not going completely according to her plans. Colette, a young widow, is struggling with a new love interest, and a family crisis puts some tension between Lydia and her sister Margaret. Lydia struggles with her own troubles and fears yet makes everyone feel welcome in the class. Her warmth makes you wish that she was your local yarn store owner. I enjoyed watching the women develop deeper friendships and achieve some personal growth.
Overall I really liked the book, especially because I was really in the mood for a light and easy read at the time. If you want a warm and comfortable book to curl up with, you might want to try this one.