Thursday, November 20, 2008

Learning to Knit

"Valerie gave Coralie a lesson in knitting, with the idea of making a sweater she very much admired. After which they took a brisk walk downtown to purchase needles and wool.

Coralie had a feeling as she came back with her fat bundle under her arm, as if she were really beginning to amount to something at last. She was determined to knit a whole dress like Valerie's. It might take her years but she knew it was going to be fun."

--Grace Livingston Hill, The Seventh Hour

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi,
So glad to see you posting here again. I've got The Substitute Guest on hold at the library and I'm really looking forward to reading it.

Karen

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Just found this web site looking around for Marcia Spafford's seed cake recipe.
I am also a lover of needlework. I would inspire all to find a guild in in your area. Cross stitch and needle point are my favorite.
This is a dying art and we should be teaching it to our children. What a wonderful gift to give them.

Nancy

EEEEMommy said...

I've acquired my old collection of GLH books from my parents and have enjoyed reading them again. It's amazing what a different perspective I have and how much more I'm gleaning now as a wife and mother than as a teenager, although I keep pondering how much they shaped me...
Anyway, I've thought of you as I've read. So far I've re-read Homing, A Daily Rate, and In the Way. Such fun, inspirational reading!!! :)

Lady-in-the-Making said...

I am so glad I found this blog.

I am an avid reader of Grace Livingston Hill!

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Everly Pleasant said...

Excuse me,
I thought you might have a recommendation of which Grace Livingston Hill book to begin with for a newbie?
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Amanda said...

I was floored to find this blog-- I bounced over from Michigan Momma. I love, love, love Grace Livingston Hill novels and didn't think anyone else read them anymore outside my family.

Anonymous said...

i adore Grace Livingstone Hill. There was one book in particular that described one of the main characters doing over her apartment and it was absolutely FABULOUS. such wonderful inspiration. thanks for sharing this lovely quote!!!

elise said...

Lovely,wonderfully delightful

Best,
Elise