Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Yarn Along...

Back to making my pillow this week.  It's made with a corner to corner crochet stitch pattern and something I'm figuring out as I go (which means there's a fair amount of ripping out and doing rows over).   I do think I've gotten the front square the right proportions now, though, and I just need to finish two triangular halves for the backside.


And speaking of getting back to things...  I had forgotten that I never did finish A Fall of Marigolds.  I don't know why it got laid aside, because this is a very good story.  I'd call it a combination of historical fiction, women's fiction and sweet romance (meaning nothing at all happens - lol).  The author goes back and forth between two time periods in New York City:  The incident of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911 and the attack on the Twin Towers in 2001 (and the 10-year anniversary of that attack in September of 2011).   It's been a while since I read the first half, but I don't think there's anything in this book I couldn't wholeheartedly recommend to even a (mature) teen.  I added mature only because the dialogues and soul searching might be a bit tedious for someone who isn't old enough to relate to it.   I have found it attention grabbing, somewhat educational, and highly readable.  I'll be looking forward to reading more books by Susan Meissner.

Linking this post with Ginny Sheller's Yarn Along.

10 comments:

  1. That sounds like my kind of book. I'll have to see if my library can get it for me.

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    1. I just checked out what you are reading, Kelly, and I thought the same thing. ;^)

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  2. Becky you pillow is going to be wonderful with such a yarn and a great stitch pattern! Ripping out and doing rows over sounds very familiar to me...

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    1. Thursday now and I'm almost finished! It's coming together, finally.

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  3. Your pillow is gorgeous and I think I may have to read the book. Thanks for the suggestion.

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  4. lovely! those colours on the pillow are beautiful and in a great colour harmony! the book sounds interesting!

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  5. I love the colours you are using, your pillow is going to be beautiful.

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