Jan 14, 2013

Knit the Season

So I bragged about all the books I read last year, but I haven't done a review in awhile, so this week I'm going to catch you up on some good ones to read. Some of these helped me process through emotions, some were good escapes, but they are all worth the read! Up first, Knit the Season.

Knit the Season by Kate Jacobs

My rating: 4 stars

Overview from Goodreads: The story begins a year after the end of Knit Two, with Dakota Walker's trip to spend the Christmas holidays with her Gran in Scotland-accompanied by her father, her grandparents, and her mother's best friend, Catherine. Together, they share a trove of happy memories about Christmases past with Dakota's mom, Georgia Walker-from Georgia's childhood to her blissful time as a doting new mom. From Thanksgiving through Hanuk­kah and Christmas to New Year's, Knit the Season is a novel about the richness of family bonds and the joys of friendship.

I loved The Friday Night Knitting Club and Knit Two, and the third book in this series was such a great way to finish it off!

I read this book in December after our follow-up appointment, because I needed something to escape into, and it was lovely.

In the past two books I found myself marking quotes here and there but I tore through this one so quickly I only flagged a couple pages. It was fun to read during the holiday season because it takes you from Thanksgiving all the way through the New Year and at times it helped keep me in the holiday spirit. I've grown to love the characters in these books and it was fabulous to wrap up the year with them.

And of course, it only enhanced my love of knitting!

Somewhere, under the flurry of tearing gift wrap and devouring of chocolate bells, is a day about family and connection and thoughtfulness. Just as every hand-stitched item - every knit, every purl, - encodes a secret message about devotion. Knitting is simply an expression of love. (pg 119)

But there were also times when someone said something as if they were speaking right to me.

" 'Don't be so afraid of messiness in life. I always was. Worried about having extra work to do. Or not feeling appreciated. But you know what? The mess isn't going anywhere anytime fast. The world doesn't stop if you take a break.' " (pg 169) 

Again, I know I didn't tell you a whole lot about the plot, but part of my love for these books is in seeing the characters grow with the story and I don't want to spoil that for you! 

Have you read this series by Kate Jacobs? Did you love it as much as I did?


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I have read this whole series and LOVED it. I think I used the bookmark pattern in this last book to make bookmarks for friend with leftover yarn I had from making Christmas ornaments, which was fun. I really enjoyed the characters and it totally led me to learn to knit!

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

I read Friday Night Knitting Club so I should definitely check out the others! It was years ago so I don't remember much but hopefully it would come back to me :)

Anonymous said...

This book is on my list of must reads!

Nora said...

I haven't read any of her books but I hear nothing but good things! I probably need to get on that :)

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