Yarn Along

Last week, I finished The Alice Network.

It has been a long time since I’ve read a book that I would keep saying “just one more chapter”, but this was one of those books.

I thoroughly enjoyed the book.

I learned something new (The Alice Network was a real female spy unit in WW I) and I look forward to more from this writer.

This week I am reading A Study In Charlotte.

The last thing Jamie Watson wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective’s great-great-great-granddaughter, who has inherited not only Sherlock’s genius but also his volatile temperament. From everything Jamie has heard about Charlotte, it seems safer to admire her from afar.

From the moment they meet, there’s a tense energy between them, and they seem more destined to be rivals than anything else. But when a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Jamie and Charlotte are being framed for murder, and only Charlotte can clear their names. But danger is mounting and nowhere is safe—and the only people they can trust are each other.

~Good Reads

When I picked this up, I didn’t realize it was a YA novel.

However, I have read other YA novels and feel the genre isn’t just for teens (Harry Potter anyone?).

This is not a taxing read, so perfect for this busy week.

My project this week is to make eight washcloths.


I’m crocheting these with my fabulous Gilmore Girls crochet hook, made by Harper Baby Shop (an Etsy shop).

I’m using cotton yarn and two patterns:

  • Simple Sweet Yarns’ Nubbie Scrubbies (free on Ravelry)
  • Moogly’s Pampering Picots Bath Mitt (although I’m only using the pattern for the back side of the mitt-also a free pattern)

I plan on sending eight washcloths and eight bars of soap to Hooking For the Homeless along with a hat and scarf I made.

I like small projects like this because I can fit it in my bag and its there when I’m waiting for the kids or called into work in the middle of the night and am waiting for the patient to arrive.

Have a good week!

Joining Yarn(ing) Along and Book Date

Find me on Ravlery: MrsMcD918

7 thoughts on “Yarn Along

  1. Sandra Licher says:

    Are you a doctor? I was ‘on call’ and got called into work in the middle of the night too but it was for sick computer systems! LOL! I love your colors and you get so much done for charity! You go girl!


    • MrsMcD918 says:

      Hi Sandra! I am a recovery room nurse…I get called in for emergency surgeries (of which there are a lot!). Always carry a project in my work bag to knit or crochet while I wait for the patient to come out of surgery.


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