I got inspired to pull out that hat I was knitting last Halloween. So far I've found the yarn, but not the actual project...
From the Book's Amazon page --
Caught up in a moment of boyhood competition, William Bellman recklessly aims his slingshot at a rook resting on a branch, killing the bird instantly. It is a small but cruel act, and is soon forgotten. By the time he is grown, with a wife and children of his own, William seems to have put the whole incident behind him. It was as if he never killed the thing at all. But rooks don’t forget . . .
Years later, when a stranger mysteriously enters William’s life, his fortunes begin to turn—and the terrible and unforeseen consequences of his past indiscretion take root. In a desperate bid to save the only precious thing he has left, he enters into a rather strange bargain, with an even stranger partner. Together, they found a decidedly macabre business.
And Bellman & Black is born.
Bellman and Black's emporium, with its hidden doors and whispering staff, fascinated me. I loved the descriptions of colors -- all of them shades of black and grey -- and textures.I kept waiting for something huge to happen, but it never did. The story unfolds slowly and gradually.
For more pretty knitting projects to drool over, check out On the Needles at Patchwork Times and Work in Progress Wednesdays at Tami's Amis.