Talli Roland's Latest, and a Knitting ROW80 Update

More holiday tales!

Talli Roland has a new story out:

Christmas at Cranberry Cottage

"With a whirlwind lifestyle travelling the world, the one thing Jess Millward relies on is Christmas with her gran in cosy Cranberry Cottage. When her grandmother reveals the house is directly in the path of a new high-speed railway, Jess is determined to fight.
Can Jess save the cottage from demolition, or will she have no home to come to this Christmas?"

I read this last weekend, and recommend it! It's just the right blend of heartwarming but not sappy, and was all the more poignant as it made me think of my maternal grandmother, who passed away last spring. Thanks for the warm and fuzzy feelings, Talli!

I'm cross posting to the knitting blog today, because my ROW80 goals have gotten somewhat skewed. I've got some notes and those five pages of Larksong still to type, Druid's Moon notes to check and editing to do, and NaNo to plan for, but instead I've been reading and knitting!

One project started, and one done:

Baby blanket (for a cousin due in January):

Coincidentally, the pattern for this blanket is taken from a pattern book I bought at the Knit n Purl shop in Myrtle Beach, the same book I used a pattern from when knitting a gift for Talli when she was expecting!

Baby tuque!

Came across this fun Wondermark a while ago:

I've also become a patron of Knitty, the longest-running online knitting magazine!

Have you supported any projects on Patreon? Or maybe on Kickstarter or another similar site?


Crystal Collier said…
I've supported authors by buying their books. Does that count?

Yay for Tali's book, but I'm not ready for Christmas. I mean, it's scary time--not make your heart glow time. ;)
Deniz Bevan said…
It certainly counts!
I know what you mean. Still trying to choose a costume for baby...
Talli Roland said…
Oh, thank you so much, Deniz! I'm so pleased you enjoyed it.

And we really cherish that blanket you knit us.
Hi Deniz - great to promote Talli's book - the story line will make an interesting read. Love the knitting (hate wool though! - it hates me) .. but the colours are so pretty ... wonderful hat - great photo. Cheers and good luck with all your works ... Hilary
sage said…
Nice knitting and that book reminds me that Christmas is closer than I'd like to think (but living back in the South, it doesn't yet feel that way, I keep thinking it's a month or two earlier than it is).
Zan Marie said…
I love your knitting! I never got beyond the tight stitches of a novice.
Talli's cover is really pretty!
Looking at your knitting reminded me of my crochet hooks which are lying in a box somewhere, at the bottom of a drawer... probably rusty...
Susan Kane said…
I bought and loved the first Cranberry Cottage book. Now I figure it is time again!
My first and last knitting project was dismal. Yours, on the other hand, is marvelous.
Nas said…
I love the knitted bonnet on bubs, so adorable.

Congrats to Talli. I always buy her books.
Deniz Bevan said…
Aww, I'm glad Talli :-)

Thanks everyone!

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