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Our goal is to teach beginning knitters some tricks of the trade as well as to work enough swatches to have a finished afghan by the end of the year! Join along with us as we learn about patterns, cables, lace, and some other handy techniques! A new pattern will become available each month ranging from newbie to adventurous. So stop on by, pick your pattern and knit along with us!

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Tale of Two Cities

February's book is A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of dispair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way-- in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being recieved, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only."
Introduction to A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

No doubt you've heard it before, perhaps you've even read it (I did, in high school).  Never has a statement more captured hope, realism, cynicism or tragedy.  A Tale of Two Cities was written in 1859 as a series of 31 weekly installments by Charles Dickens.  It is a story set in London and Paris during the French Revolution.  Over 200 million copies of this story have been sold.

Here's a bit about the book (from the book's widipedia page):

"The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same time period. It follows the lives of several protagonists through these events. The most notable are Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton. Darnay is a French once-aristocrat who falls victim to the indiscriminate wrath of the revolution despite his virtuous nature, and Carton is a dissipated British barrister who endeavours to redeem his ill-spent life out of his unrequited love for Darnay's wife, Lucie Manette."
If you follow this link you can download a free copy of the book to either your computer or e-reader from Google Books .  I hope you enjoy A Tale of Two Cities.

Only  three days left to vote on our knitted sampler.  What strikes your fancy- lace, cables, or texture? February's patterns will be released on Wednesday the 15th... see ya then!

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