Knit Two by Kate Jacobs was like meeting up with old friends again. In short it was wonderful and I loved it! I’ve been a fan of Kate Jacobs since I first read The Friday Night Knitting Club which was an awesome book. This past year I read Comfort Food which I also really enjoyed. However, to find out there was a sequel to The Friday Night Knitting Club was the best news ever for me and it didn’t disappoint in the least.
Again, Kate Jacobs draws you into all the characters lives and this time because you already know them it’s even better. This novel finds us five years after after the passing of Georgia and this time we get to spend time with Dakota who is 18 years old, Anita, Peri, KC, Lucie and her now little girl Ginger, Catherine and of course Darwin. This time we also heard a little more from the men throughout the novel-James, Marty and others.
This time around everyone is struggling with their own issues. Dakota is torn between what everyone in the Knitting Club wants for her including her father to what she wants for herself. Peri, who has been running the shop mainly for the last five years with some help from Dakota, is wondering if this is all there really is for her. Lucie is torn between her little girl, her mother and her career. KC is KC-she’s funny and witty-I always liked her; she is just who she is without any apologies. Anita-who didn’t love Anita. She is the same loveable character and this time she is struggling with her grown up children not approving of her life choices and other personal issues. Last is Darwin who I always liked. She has had troubles having children and is terrified of anything going wrong now that it looks like she may have some. I think one of the things I liked most was the character of Catherine. I had really wanted to know more about her in the last novel and this time her character was much more developed.
The story takes us again through the lives of these women and their love and friendship for and with each other. Woven into the story is little notes on their knitting and how it and Georgia brought them together. I really missed Georgia throughout the novel but at the same time you can feel her spirit within all the members of The Friday Night Knitting Club in the things they say and do and in the ways they continue to celebrate her life.
So, I’ve managed to write this review without giving away anything that you can’t find out about the book online other than my personal feelings. As with reading the first novel, this one too left me craving the kind of love and friendship these women share. I’m a knitter myself and would absolutely love to find myself a wonderful group of women like this to build such a lifelong friendship with.
Knit Two will be released on November 25 and for those who’ve read The Friday Night Knitting Club I have to say that reading this one is a must. For those who haven’t this book can stand on it’s own. It tracks back enough not to leave you lost but reading both leaves you much more fulfilled with the story. Oh, and also, I do believe that Kate Jacobs has left this story wide open for yet another sequel-at least I hope so!