Yarn Along

I finished The Nightingale and enjoyed it very much.

Although, I felt it was a little long.

However, I have no idea what could have been removed from the story.

From the library Overdrive, I borrowed The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald.

Originally written in Swedish, it was translated into English a few years ago.

Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara, who traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her book-loving pen pal, Amy. When she arrives, however, she finds Amy’s funeral guests just leaving. The residents of Broken Wheel are happy to look after their bewildered visitor-there’s not much else to do in a dying small town that’s almost beyond repair.

You certainly wouldn’t open a bookstore. And definitely not with the tourist in charge. You’d need a vacant storefront (Main Street is full of them), books (Amy’s house is full of them), and…customers.

The bookstore might be a little quirky. Then again, so is Sara. But Broken Wheel’s own story might be more eccentric and surprising than she thought.

A heartwarming reminder of why we are booklovers, this is a sweet, smart story about how books find us, change us, and connect us.

Given four stars on GoodReads, it seemed like a good pick.

In my last Yarn Along post I wrote that I was working on a knitted Lacy Keyhole Scarf.

I finished that, and also started my husband’s Honeycomb Blanket.

This blanket will be a long term project which I will be linking to thistlebear’s Winter Link Party each month.

Yesterday, I started Cre8tion Crochet’s Newsboy Slouch Crochet Hat.

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I had picked up some Peace Fleece (color way Blueberry Borscht) at my LYS.

Something in me was just drawn to the color and I had to have it!

I tried several patterns (both knit and crochet) and frogged them all.

This yarn wanted to be this hat.

Now I just hope I have enough to make the brim and I need to google how to block a hat!

Joining Ginny’s weekly Yarn Along

Find me on Ravelry: MrsMcD918

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