My trip is winding down here in Texas with the father-in-law and I finally have a chance to catch my breath. The two weeks have been busy ones working around his house and there has been little time to read. Nevertheless, I was able to squeeze four chapters into the schedule of a new book. I also used a gift card to add three more books to my Nook so I will go ahead and join Ginny on her Yarn Along.
On the needles is the start of a Honey Cowl. I need to check some pattern notes to find out what this stash yarn is. So you see, I’m off to a great start on my 2012 knitting resolutions. This is the second project I have on the needles using stash yarn. Just before I left to come down here I bagged up five more projects using stash. All are ready to go – yarn, pattern and needles!
An Impartial Witness by Charles Todd
World War I nurse Bess Crawford, A Duty to the Dead, returns in another new mystery in which a murder draws her inexorably into the sights of a cunning killer
It is the early summer of 1917. Bess Crawford has returned to England from the trenches of France with a convoy of severely wounded men. One of her patients is a young pilot who has been burned beyond recognition, and who clings to life and the photo of his wife that is pinned to his tunic. I won’t reveal any more to you other than to say I really am enjoying this series!
Bess Crawford reminds me of my two favorite childhood book heroines – Nancy Drew and Cherry Aimes. Nancy was a girl sleuth and Cherry was every kind of nurse you can possibly imagine. Of course Bess is a grown up version of these two young heroines. Throw in some early twentieth century history and I’m smitten.
I’m trying to brace myself for the frigid Colorado temperatures. One thing I am looking forward to when I get home is taking daily pictures of my Colorado sky and knitting that color into a SKY SHAWL, one
day row at a time.