Knitting: I've joined a sock mystery in one of the groups at Ravelry. I'm almost done with the 2nd clue on both. Think the heel is next. I've started two sweaters for Eirin. The black one will be a slow project as it is knitted on 2 and 2,5 mm needles. I have wanted to knit this jacket from the book "Kæk og klassisk børnetøy" by Lene Holme Samsøe since I bought it :) Hopefully she will like it. I'm also knitting her a sweater in blue. She has choosen the colours herself. It's supposed to be stripes with the letters of abc above the pattern, but I found it to time-consuming to knit them...
Reading: I've finished Queen of Swords. After a slow start I had a hard time putting it down at night :) So I had to start reading the 6th and last book The Endless Forest right away. It's with mixed feelings I'm getting ready to leave this wonderful family...
The spring of 1824 is a challenging one for the inhabitants of Paradise N.Y. when a flood devastates the village. But for Nathaniel and Elizabeth Bonner, it’s also a time of reunion as their children return from far-off places: Lily and her husband from Italy, and Martha Kirby, the Bonners’ ward, from Manhattan. Although Lily is nursing her own grief, it is Martha, fleeing a crushing humiliation, who brings with her trouble that will reverberate in all their lives.I've also picked up The Aviary Gate by Katie Hickman. As I haven't read more than a few chapters I havn't made up my mind about this book yet.
In the sudden peace that follows the storm, as families struggle to rebuild, childhood friends Martha and Daniel, Lily’s twin brother, suddenly begin to see each other in a new light. But their growing bond is threatened when Martha’s mother arrives back in Paradise a decade after abandoning her daughter. Jemima Southern is a dangerous schemer who has destroyed more than one family, and her anger touches everyone, as do her secrets. Has Jemima come to claim her daughter–or does she have something else in mind? Whatever happens, Martha and Daniel and all the Bonners must stand united against the threats to both heart and home.
Painful secrets and hidden sorrows, joy, heartbreak, and passion follow the Bonners through a season of change and renewal. A rich, passionate, multilayered portrayal of family strength and endurance in a fascinating place and time. (From Goodreads)
A lush, ancient tale of treacherous secrets, forbidden love, and murder in an Ottoman palace.So what are you knitting and readin??
Elizabeth Staveley sits in the Bodleian library, holding in her trembling hands a fragment of ancient paper. It is the key to a story that has been locked away for four centuries, the story of a British sea captain's daughter held captive in the sultans harem.
Constantinople, 1599. There are rumors and strange stirrings in the sultan's palace. The chief black eunuch has been poisoned by a taste of a beautiful ship made of spun sugar. The sultan's mother faces threats to her power from her son's favorite concubine. And a secret rebellion is rising within the palace's most private quarters.
Meanwhile, the merchant Paul Pindar, secretary to the English ambassador, brings a precious gift to the sultan. As he nears the palace, word comes to Pindar that the woman he once loved, Celia, may be alive, and hidden among the ranks of slaves in the sultan's harem. Can this really be the same Celia who disappeared in a shipwreck? And if it is, can the two be reunited? (from the authors homepage)