Three Little Things

Three Little ThingsThree Little Things by Patti Stockdale
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book gets my #1 Best Cover award. Seriously – look at that cover! Endorsed by Debbie Macomber, received a positive review by Publishers Weekly, you can’t go wrong with this one. It’s a lovely WWI romance inspired by the love letters written during that time period between the author’s grandparents. It touches on the prejudice against German/Americans at that time, as well as the upheaval of the war on the home shores. This is the author’s first book, but I’ll be watching for what she publishes next!


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Ross Poldark

Ross Poldark (Poldark #1)Ross Poldark by Winston Graham
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Loved it! Such a great way to finish off watching the Masterpiece Theater series. There are differences between the two, most notably, there are many more characters in the book version. And – of course – no matter how Winston Graham described Ross, he’ll forever look like Aiden Turner to me. Ditto for Demelza and Eleanor Tomlinson. On to book two!


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Above the Fold

Above the FoldAbove the Fold by Rachel Scott McDaniel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Romance, intrigue, and the struggle to find their places in the world. Get swept back into the 1920s with Elissa and Cole. The world is changing, one war ended while other threats loom. Roles are changing too, so when Elissa plans to join the all-male world of newspaper reporting, there are plenty of roadblocks in her way, including a dead body and an old flame. Well worth reading!


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The Words Between Us

The Words Between UsThe Words Between Us by Erin Bartels
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I liked this book better than the author’s debut. It’s women’s fiction, told from one person’s point of view, and hops back and forth between the person’s past and present. It’s interesting and the author handles the transitions well, so it’s easy to follow. I’m not sure what the actual takeaway is from this book, it will probably be different things for different readers, but it held my interest until the end.


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The Highlanders

The Highlanders: A Smitten Historical Romance CollectionThe Highlanders: A Smitten Historical Romance Collection by J’nell Ciesielski
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you enjoy stories with a Scottish tang, then these four novellas are your next “must read.” Two are set in the old country, and two on America’s shores, but all of them include a Highlander you’ll be swept away by. And the final story will throw you a curve you never see coming! If you dinna get your copy yet, you shouldna wait much longer!


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Misleading Miss Verity

Misleading Miss Verity (Regency Brides: Daughters of Aynsley #3)Misleading Miss Verity by Carolyn Miller
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I enjoyed a lot about this book. The characters are interesting and believable, the setting is beautifully written, and the writing is good. The ending, however, fell apart for me. That could very well be just a personal preference, so I’m still giving it a solid three stars, because others may love the ending.


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Snug-Fitting Fingerless Mitts

This pattern is for my author friends and others who spend too much time at the keyboard on cold winter days. These fingerless mitts have nothing between the fingers and are made to fit snuggly so that they don’t interfere with the keyboard or mouse. And with no fancy stitching … they knit up in a snap!

For driving and outdoor wear, try my Glovelets pattern.

Snug-Fitting Fingerless Mitts

Sport weight yarn

Size 4 double-pointed needles


Cast on 36 sts and divide onto 3 needles, work in k2, p2 ribbing for 3”, then knit 6 rounds of stocking stitch.

Thumb Gusset:

Rnd 1) m1, k3, m1, knit to end

Rnds 2 & 3) k around

Rnd 4) m1, k5, m1, knit to end

Rnds 5 & 6) k around

Rnd 7) m1, k7, m1, knit to end

Rnds 8 & 9) k around

Rnd 10) m1, k9, m1, knit to end

Rnds 11 & 12) k around

Rnd 13) m1, k11, m1, knit to end

Rnds 14 & 15) p1, k1 ribbing for 13 sts, k to end

Rnd 16) working in p1, k1 ribbing, cast off 13 sts, k to end

Rnd 17) pick up 1 st at beginning of cast off, m2, knit to end


Work in stocking stitch for 1.5”

Work k1, p1 ribbing for 2 rounds

Working in k1, p1 ribbing, cast off loosely

Work in ends


Posted by on November 22, 2019 in Knitting Pattern


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