Wednesday, October 31, 2012

{yarn along} Cherry Ames, Night Supervisor

I've really got to start knitting something more photogenic soon. My hat has hit that point where you keep knitting and knitting and knitting and make absolutely no progress at all.  I'm thinking about starting a Springtime Bandit shawl for a Christmas present, so maybe it's time for a break from all of this black wool. 

The reading has been a lot more exciting than the knitting this week. I breezed through Cherry Ames, Night Supervisor. It was an absolute kick reading about modern hospital procedures in 1950. And the babies they took to show to the mother who were just coming out of the anesthesia. (I had that experience myself after Leif was born and it was just indescribably weird to be put under and then shown a baby and told he was mine.)

It turns out our local library system has most of of Cherry Ames books. Not Cherry Ames, Mountaineer nurse,  the one I really want to get my hands on, but I'll have plenty to read while I'm trying to track down a copy. I made myself a book sleeve to keep the old books from getting too banged up in my tote bag.

I'm halfway through Last Wool and Testament, the first book in the new Haunted Yarn Shop series by Molly MacRae.  So far my only complaint is that that next book won't be out until the middle of next year. I'll write a real review next week, after I've had time to finish it.


Karen O said...

Oh my word does this ever bring back a blast from the past. I have my Mom's entire (except #1!) Cherry Ames series of books and I have read them many times. I just found out recently that they are (have) republished them - I keep meaning to check one out so I can see if they changed them like they did Nancy Drew from the originals to the ones from the 60's/70's.

Unknown said...

I may just need to check out the Ames books. You book sleeve is perfect. Love the Nancy Drew.

Denise :) said...

Oooh! Last Wool and Testament sounds like fun! Can't wait to hear more about it! :)

Judy S. said...

Sounds like a fun new mystery series to check out! Confessions of a Teen Sleuth is by Chelsea Cain will fill in the rest of the story of Nancy Drew and friends. Quite funny.

Gail said...

I did the Springtime Bandit a while back, it was a fun knit and went much more quickly than I had expected. Good luck with it.


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