Monthly Archives: August 2011

"Yummy' 100% Merino Wool - Miss Babs. A simple knit & purl short scarf, I just like the colour. Super soft, I can't wait until the weather cools down to wear it.

The main character Kelly Flynn is back with Fleece Navidad, 2008, (The Berkley Publishing Group, the Penguin Group) book #6 of the 'Knitting Mystery' series. After promising to stop with the amateur detecting, she's back at it, with help from her friends.

Takes place in scenic Colorado, from the outskirts of town to the bustling café and knitting store House of Lambspun. Maggie Sefton's descriptions of the cold Colorado mornings can make you swear that your seeing the frost billowing out in front of you. That feeling of your lungs constricting from the cold mountain air. You can picture Kelly's Rottweiller Carl galloping across her yard with the morning sun as the backdrop.

Maggie Sefton incorporates her real life career as an accountant into her characters in a seamless way. You can tell that Maggie Sefton has a true passion for knitting by the bold descriptions of colours, textures and general love wools/yarns. If you've ever been inside a yarn shop, you'd definitely want to stop into the fictional House of Lambspun.

A good book for the upcoming Christmas season, if your inclined to get your shopping done early. I like reading holiday themed books during the season. I've read her books over and over again and still find them a relatively quick and fun read. If you don't like to knit, crochet, or craft in any way, this may not be your cup of tea. Though I know someone who is not a crafter and they enjoyed reading a few of the 'Knitting Mystery' series.

Her books have the added bonus of knitting patterns and recipes for humans and animals. I've knitted some of the patterns and made some of her recipes in the past. They do turn out well.

(Not a paid review.)

I give Fleece Navidad 4 out 5.

Have you read any of Maggie Sefton's books? What are your thoughts?

Song of the Day:  03 Bonnie & Clyde - The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse - '03 Bonnie & Clyde, Jay-Z & Beyoncé, 2002, (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam)

Till next time,