My laptop died this morning, but a wonderful guy at Sony fixed it and it is as good as new...I will get my review of Knit Two posted tomorrow.
Knit Two by Kate Jacobs
The sequel to the number-one New York Times bestseller The Friday Night Knitting Club, KNIT TWO returns to Walker and Daughter, the Manhattan knitting store founded by Georgia Walker and her young daughter, Dakota. Dakota is now an eighteen-year-old freshman at NYU, running the little yarn shop part-time with help from the members of the Friday Night Knitting Club. Drawn together by the sense of family the club has created, the knitters rely on one another as they struggle with new challenges: for Catherine, finding love after divorce; for Darwin, the hope for a family; for Lucie, being both a single mom and a caregiver for her elderly mother; and for seventysomething Anita, a proposal of marriage from her sweetheart, Marty, that provokes the objections of her grown children. As the club’s projects—an afghan, baby booties, a wedding coat—are pieced together, so is their understanding of the patterns underlying the stresses and joys of being mother, wife, daughter, and friend. Because it isn’t the difficulty of the garment that makes you a great knitter: it’s the care and attention you bring to the craft—as well as how you adapt to surprises.
This book picks right up where the Friday Night Knitting Club left off. I just wish I had read these books closer together, instead I ended up peaking at the synopsis on Amazon to bring me back up to speed with the story. Female bonding is the main theme here and Jacobs (gosh, it is weird to type that) does it with skill and sweetness. There is just enough mystery to keep me turing the pages. I highly recommend this to all.