Daily Archives: February 3, 2009

Review: Knit Two, by Kate Jacobs

It’s been five years since we met the members of the Friday Night Knitting Club. Dakota is now an eighteen year old NYU student, working part time at her mother’s yarn shop, Walker & Daughter. She aspires to become a pastry chef, but everyone seems to remind her of her duty to her mom’s shop. Darwin and her husband Dan, after trying for many years, are expecting twins. Lucie has really taken off as a video producer, while trying to be a single mom to her hyperactive 5 year old, Ginger. Anita, the mentor of the group, decides its time she do what she wants to do in life, and not rely on what her family thinks is best. Catherine has a successful wine/antique shop, and KC goes back to work at a firm that once dismissed her, but this time she’s their legal counsel!

Reading KNIT TWO was like coming home again. The first few chapters were very difficult; I missed Georgia (who passed away from cancer at the end of FNKC) tremendously. Apparently so did the members of the Friday Night Knitting Club. They all relied on Georgia so much, and they were just now coming to terms with how to survive without her. I cried tears of sympathy for dear Dakota. Everyone thought they knew what was best for her, but weren’t listening to what she wanted. The strength of the women in this group is quite amazing. They have all overcome so much. And while they started as a knitting club, they evolved into so much more.

I can’t help but be reminded of my book club, Pageturners, after reading KNIT TWO. We formed around 6 years ago. We started out as strangers that were only connected by books, but now we’re wonderful friends who are connected by so much more. We’ve been together through births of children and grandchildren, deaths of loved ones, weddings, and so much more. And we are so privileged to be able to “chat” with the author about the book this evening! I’ve never been able to talk directly with an author about their work, so this is definitely an honor! I’ll be sure to report back to you about the chat!