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SERENDIPITOUS TUESDAYS: INTROS/TEASERS — KNIT TWO — FEB. 26

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Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events, from Tuesday/First Chapter/Intros, hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea; and Teaser Tuesdays hosted by Should Be Reading.

Today I’m sharing from a book about a knitting club.  Knit Two, by Kate Jacobs, is the sequel to The Friday Night Knitting Club.

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Intro:  It was after hours at Walker and Daughters:  Knitters, and Dakota stood in the center of the Manhattan yarn shop and wrestled with the cellophane tape.  She had spent more than twenty minutes trying to surround a canvas Peg Perego double stroller in shimmery yellow wrapping paper, the cardboard roll repeatedly flopping out of the paper onto the floor of the shop and the seeming miles of gift wrap crinkling and tearing with each move.  What a disaster!  The simpler move would be to just tie a balloon on the thing, she thought, but Peri had been quite insistent that all the items be wrapped and ribboned.

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Teaser:  “You’re not going.”  There was no one else in the shop—no customers, no Anita—and Peri was not bothering to play nice.  The air in the shop was stuffy, due to the humidity, and tense, due to the subject.

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Amazon Description:   The sequel to the number-one New York Times bestseller The Friday Night Knitting Club, KNIT TWO returns to Walker and Daughter, the Manhattan knitting store founded by Georgia Walker and her young daughter, Dakota. Dakota is now an eighteen-year-old freshman at NYU, running the little yarn shop part-time with help from the members of the Friday Night Knitting Club.

Drawn together by the sense of family the club has created, the knitters rely on one another as they struggle with new challenges: for Catherine, finding love after divorce; for Darwin, the hope for a family; for Lucie, being both a single mom and a caregiver for her elderly mother; and for seventysomething Anita, a proposal of marriage from her sweetheart, Marty, that provokes the objections of her grown children.

As the club’s projects—an afghan, baby booties, a wedding coat—are pieced together, so is their understanding of the patterns underlying the stresses and joys of being mother, wife, daughter, and friend. Because it isn’t the difficulty of the garment that makes you a great knitter: it’s the care and attention you bring to the craft—as well as how you adapt to surprises.


What do you think?  Would you keep reading?  I bought this sequel in 2010, shortly after I finished reading the first book.  I think it’s about time I read this one!  lol

 

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40 thoughts on “SERENDIPITOUS TUESDAYS: INTROS/TEASERS — KNIT TWO — FEB. 26”

    1. I prefer reading them in order, but sometimes I make an exception. It’s been awhile since I read the first one, but the author gives us little tidbits about the characters….thanks for stopping by, Judy.

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  1. I would definitely keep read this book. I read The Friday Night Knitting Club (several years ago!) which I really enjoyed. I’m so glad you reminded me that there’s a sequel! It’s so dofficult to find the time to read all of the books I want to….I guess it’s the same for you?

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  2. Nice tease! Haven’t heard of this one but curious as to what this person’s being banned from!

    Thanks for visiting my teaser!

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