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Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 needles.


A Good Read

I used to knit on my commute to and from work, but have not done so for that past few years. Instead, I read.


I go through quite a few books each month and am always on the lookout for a new author. And I just found one, in a knitter I’ve known online, and have met in real life. I just finished reading her book:


This is Remembering the Way by Greta Beekhuis. It’s a story about a medical research scientist who one day decides to take a different turn in his life, and we see where this takes him, in both expected and unexpected directions. It’s written in the first person, from his point of view and was a fascinating look into another person’s mind, to see the routines and methods and ways of thinking he uses to cope with the world. But not only is it a peek into the mind of a person who processes life experiences differently than most people, it’s a lovely story. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. And I took comfort in recognizing some of the mechanisms that I use to cope with everyday life present in some of the ways the protagonist Larry copes with life.

Anyway, I highly recommend this book. You can purchase from Amazon at the link above — it’s available in both paperback and kindle edition.

Or you can win a copy.

To be entered in a drawing to win a paperback copy of Remembering the Waypersonally autographed for you by the author, leave a comment on this blog post by Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 11:00am Eastern Time. We’ll pick a winner at random then.

Loki sez:


“Peace out.”


  1. I’m on the lookout for a good book/ author too, so thanks for this. I’ll have to check it out.

  2. I’d love to read this book!

  3. Looks like a great read!

  4. This book sounds very interesting. I read a lot (many audio books while knitting) and always appreciate recommendations from people I respect. I admire and respect you for your excellent knitting patterns, many of which I have used, and your yarn recommendations as I have learned about many lovely yarns from you that I probably would not have stumbled upon otherwise. And then there is Loki-such a wonderful guy. My little guy is much smaller (not as “floofy”) and black but he is long-haired and amazing entertainment (he thinks I should pay more attention to him than to knitting!).

  5. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Sounds like a good read.

    PEACE Loki!

  6. Sounds very intriguing….would love to win a copy!

  7. I still love to hold a book in my hands. This would be a good one!

  8. love to read it! thanks!

  9. Thank you for letting us know and the chance to win this book! Win! Win!

  10. Elayne alexander says:

    Always open for a good read. Thank you for recommending a good book.

  11. Charlene Davies says:

    I read and enjoy your blog weekly, although I’m not loquacious and rarely comment anywhere. “Remembering the Way by Greta Beekhuis” sounds like a book I would enjoy and I’d like very much to win a copy.

  12. Looks like a great book by a new author I too am always on the lookout for a new author.

  13. Kathi oyster says:

    I love a good book!

  14. That sounds like a good read. Yes, please sign me up! 🙂

  15. I’m always on the lookout for a new book. This one sounds interesting.

  16. Alexandra Woods says:

    Thanks for telling us about this. Would love to read this from my own copy.

  17. Cecilia David says:

    It is hard to decide—-read on the train or knit. A good book suggestion is always appreciated.
    Thanks, Cecilia David

  18. I am always looking for a new author. Thanks for the chance.

  19. This sounds like a book that I would really like. Thanks, Wendy for the chance to win this book!

  20. The blurb sounds interesting, and the prior reviews very promising. I’d love to read this and decide for myself.

  21. Chris Reeske says:

    Besides knitting I am a Kindle fanatic, so if I don’t win I will be getting the book on Kindle.

  22. Would love a copy if this book, as i am at a point Where i might need to change directions in my life

  23. If I’m not knitting, I’m reading, especially at night before I go to bed. Would love to read this.

  24. need a good book, especially with real-world pages. e-books are convenient & affordable, but feel like homework, in some weird way. Settling down with a hot cuppa & an electronic handheld just isn’t cozy for me. Anyway, would love to win this book; sounds great.

    Here are 2 recent reads I found to be very well done. [They’re both period and sorta mysteries, but that’s incidental to the terrific writing & character development]. They’re both from major houses so I’m pretty sure they’re available as e-books.
    “I, Ripper” Stephen Hunter – alternates between two perspectives: of the person known to history as Jack The Ripper, and a talented but inexperienced journalist covering the Ripper story. I read this in 2 days — a page-turner, literally! [If you read it, I hope you’ll take the time to let me know your thoughts on the conclusion.]
    “Newport” Jill Morrow – The Twenties are in mid-roar when a fashionable lawyer is called to the magnificent Rhode Island estate of an older invalid man: He wants his will revised in favor of a woman he met only a few months before. (She’s the chaperone of a young psychic.) Why? Well, the medium occasionally connects with the spirit of the invalid’s long-dead wife, who is most insistent that her husband marry the chaperone post-haste. It’s no coincidence that the soon-to-be-disinherited adult children are also in attendance. And nearly everyone has old secrets which must be protected.
    Honestly, it’s not as much of a potboiler as the outline sounds. It’s a character study, as the lawyer & his clerk try to keep their feet (and their “powder”) dry, while the others scramble to keep their heads above water.
    Hope you like.

  25. A good book is hard to find!

  26. Sounds good. Would love to read it.

  27. Barbara Boyle says:

    Would love to read this and would absolutely cherish a book that is autographed!

  28. I’ve been an Audible subscriber for many years. I’d love to read this book.

  29. Sounds most uplifting and intriguing…thanks as always for the chance to win a copy! Take care, Loki looks so-o-o “groovy”! :O)

  30. Always on the lookout for adult reading level non-smut! Thanks!! Btw, Loki is adorable. Mrs. Meowple says thanks for the mousie pattern.

  31. I love to read! This sounds like a very good book to add reading list. 🙂

  32. Sounds like a good book! Peace out – Loki;O))

  33. Always looking for a new author and good read!

  34. Deborah Smith says:

    Sounds like an intriguing read. Thanks for the giveaway

  35. If you haven’t read these, please check out the twelve books by Louise Penny. Read them in order to get the most out of this series. Once you’re introduced to the characters including Inspector Gamache and halfway through the first book, you’ll be ordering the next one as you won’t want the story to end. This author has such a way of making her characters come to life and weaving stories within stories. One friend didn’t like the reader but others raved about him. I read the actual books and can’t wait to read the last one which just was published in August. I’m #7 on the library’s wait list so it won’t be long!

  36. Sounds interesting!

  37. Amy Schulze says:

    Always on the lookout for a good read. Thanks fo sharing!

  38. Thanks for the reccomendation, I bought the kindle edition. I almost never read paper books anymore except for knitting and quilting books.

  39. I’d like to win this book! I’m a big reader of library books but don’t actually own a lot of books. 🙂

  40. This sounds like a wonderful book. I’d love to win a copy.

  41. knitting-bine says:

    I’d love to read this paper book :))

  42. Michelle Gibson says:

    Sounds like a great read. I just finished reading “The City Baker’ s Guide to Country Living” by Louise Miller, which was wonderful. And finished listening to”Sycamore Row” by John Grisham. . .also very good.

  43. I’m always looking for good book recommendations. I would like to read this one. Thanks for the heads up.

  44. Yes please , sounds a great read.


  45. Will be checking this one out. Enjoy both ebook reading and audio books while knitting and spinning.

  46. Shirley Gallagher says:

    Always looking for a good read. Reading and knitting are my favorite things to do.

  47. Always looking for a good read.

  48. I am always looking for new to me authors! Thanks for the recommendation.

  49. Between reading, knitting and hand piecing, I always have something to do in the evenings. But a good new book might take priority.

  50. I like the first person idea. Wonder if he talks to himself too, (like me?)

  51. Venice Smith says:

    I am also always on the look out for a new author, and am pleased when someone can recommend a good book. I’d love to win this, and I’d love to try a new writer.

  52. Thank you for the book recommendation.

  53. Either way, free copy or not, I’m going to read this book. It sounds wonderful. Thanks for the recommendation. And for the opportunity to win a copy of the book.

  54. Sounds like a great story. And of course it would be great to support an author who is a knitter, gotta keep her stash fully stocked!

  55. My husband and I are avid readers. We rent from the library most of our books mainly because we live in an RV and do not have room to store books. We are always looking for more authors to read. Thank you for sharing.

    My big problem since we are retired, do I read or knit? I enjoy both.

  56. Looks like a really interesting read wish they had it in a kindle version thanks for the opportunity to win a copy. Next to yarn and knitting books are my other passion.

  57. Gina in the SF Bay Area says:

    my commuter knitting definitely took a hit after I got a smart phone a few years back. i’m always finding a book i can’t put down or “need” to catch up on my blog reading. from your description, this book would also draw me away from commute crafting – a welcome diversion from the increasingly crowded BART cars.

  58. I love to read, and often listen to audio books while knitting, as well. This definitely sounds like a book I would enjoy reading. Thank you for the opportunity to receive an autographed copy.

  59. Kristine M. says:

    This sounds like a great book. I’m on my way to buy it right now!

  60. Sounds like it would be of interest to me.

  61. Sounds interesting .


  62. I’d love to win this autographed book!

  63. I’do love to win a copy of this book. Thank you for the opportunity!

  64. Sounds good

  65. Celestine Getty says:

    this book sounds great

  66. I actually read a lot to and from work, I use public transport and I commute for about 50-60 minutes each direction…
    Last winter I tried to knit in the tram, but a lady told her son to stay away from me, because I could kill him with my needles…Seriously…So I stopped, and went back to reading 😀
    Mihaela´s last blog post ..Moose Fair Isle Hat by ResQCrafts

  67. Sherry Beason says:

    This sounds like it would be a great book for our book club also. Thanks for offering up the book to your blog fans!

  68. Thank you for the chanc to win what sounds like a great book!

  69. Would love to read this.

  70. I love my kindle app. Audio books are great too while knitting.

  71. I would love to win a copy of this book. Sounds interesting.

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