With so many stitches and so much weight, I wasn't surprised that the connection finally gave. But the timing was awful. I wound up knitting onto the broken cable end. Slow and tedious work, but it was that or stare at the walls for another forty-five minutes.
Maddie Michaels, also known as Mrs. Frugalicious, is at it again in Black Thursday by Linda Joffe Hull. I absolutely loved Eternally 21, the first book in the series, and this one is even more fun. Her identity as Mrs. Frugalicious no longer a secret, Maddie is doing her Black Thursday shopping with a television news crew and her soon-to-be-ex-husband's entire family in tow. The evening literally comes to a crashing end when a pallet of toasters falls and crushes one of Maddie's fans.
This book is vicarious sleuthing and holiday shopping at its best. The author weaves shopping and bargain hunting tips throughout the story and explores both the best and worst parts of Black Friday shopping. I'll definitely be keeping my eyes open for a third book!
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.