Monday, February 12, 2007

Another Book with Knitting Subject Matter

Barbara Delinsky's latest books are some of my favorites, so I buy the new ones as soon as they are available and usually read them very soon. (Unlike knitting, I only read one book at a time!) This one surprised me when it had a lot of knitting references. The story is about a woman who marries into an old New England family and is about to have her first baby. When the baby is born, it has very noticeable African American traits, causing conflict in her marriage and with her in-laws. The only way to solve the problem is to delve into family history. Knitting is important in the life of the woman as she grew up with her grandmother who owns a yarn shop.

A quote from the book as Dana is grabbing her things to go to the hospital to deliver the baby and she took her knitting and some hand knit clothes for the baby rather than the purchased layette from Neiman Marcus from her in-laws. "To explain would have offended them. Hand-knit to her meant memories of her mother, the love of her grandmother, and the caring of a surrogate family of yarn-store friends."



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