There's a little shop on Blossom Street in Seattle called 'A Good Yarn'. You go there to buy knitting supplies and patterns - and now it's offering a knitting class. The first lesson: How to knit a baby blanket.
For owner Lydia Hoffman, the shop represents her dream of beginning a new life, a life free from the cancer that has ravaged her twice. A life that offers a chance at love . . . and maybe marriage. Jacqueline Donovan, the first to join the class, is stuck in a marriage that has dwindled into an arrangement of separate rooms and separate lives. She disapproves of the woman married to her only son, but if she knits a baby blanket, she can at least pretend to like her pregnant daughter-in-law. For Carol Girard, the baby blanket brings a message of hope as she and her husband make a final attempt at in vitro pregnancy. And tough-looking Alix Townsend - that's Alix with an I - is learning to knit her blanket for a court-ordered community service project.
Brought together by an age-old craft, these four women make unexpected discoveries - about themselves and each other. Discoveries that lead to love, to friendship and acceptance, to laughter and dreams.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 06 / 2004