What's on your needles today?
Knitting: I meant to knit the Winterland mittens for my mom for christms, but I didn't manage to finish them in time. Instead she is getting them on her birthday that is coming soon.
I'm also knitting on a pair of stripy socks for my sister. The pattern is just a 2x2 rib.
Reading: I've wanted to read In the Land of the Long White Cloud just because the cover was so pretty. But the story is good and I try to just read a few chapter each night to make it last longer ;)
Do you pick a book just because of it's cover??
Hardworking London governess Helen Davenport longs for a family of her own but knows the prospect of finding a suitable husband grows dimmer each year. Then she spots an advertisement seeking wives for the churchgoing bachelors of colonial New Zealand and begins an affectionate correspondence with a gentleman farmer. Meanwhile, not far away in Wales, society life bores Gwyneira Silkham, beautiful, daring daughter of a wealthy sheep breeder. She finds an unexpected escape when her father loses a blackjack hand to a mysterious New Zealand baron and Gwyn's hand in marriage goes to the baron's son. The women cross paths on the ship to Christchurch Helen traveling steerage, Gwyn first class and form an unlikely friendship, one they'll rely on when the husbands awaiting them turn out very different than they'd imagined. This nineteenth-century saga of two unforgettable young women navigating a new world and finding friendship, romance, and adventure at every turn is as lush and sweeping as the hills of New Zealand themselves.