I’ve always wanted to learn to knit. It’s been on my bucket list for about 5 years. One year, I even bought the needles and yarn, but never made the move to learn how to use them. I dream about the beautiful scarfs I would knit and the colors I would blend together. It’s rare that a day passes, even on the hot summer days, that I don’t accent with a scarf (after all it’s an igloo in my office!).
I began reading The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood today. Within the first 20 pages, I was hooked…no pun intended. As cliché as it sounds, this is a story about love, loss and the power of friendship. The story centers around a woman who is struggling to overcome the grief brought on by the loss of her daughter. Her whole world is turned upside down and she turns to knitting to help fill the void she feels within her heart. It’s going to be a quick read. Though the subject matter is very serious, it is a light story and moves quickly. The characters are quickly developed and I can’t wait to read more.
I am inspired. Perhaps one day soon, I’ll be able to report a knitting class.