First Book of 2014

Sheila at Book Journey invites us to share our first book of 2014. It's interesting to visit her blog and see the books and people starting 2014 together! My first book is Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I'm curious to see where my first book will lead!

And my first knitting project of the new year is a chemo hat for our nephew's young wife. She has stage 3 breast cancer. Sad news that is being met with a positive attitude and courage. Their children are one and three years old. They are in their early 30's---so young to have to face such a challenge. This simple pattern yields such a pretty hat. You can see a completed hat here that I had made for a friend quite a while ago. You can get the free pattern at

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Kristen said...

That's so sad, I hope your hat cheers her up!

Enjoy your first book.

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Kate Posey said...

I was just looking at Me Before You at the bookstore the other day. I will have to pick it up at some point.

So sorry to hear about your nephew's wife. Does she know much about using essential oils for cancer? There are some amazing results people have had using those!

Harvee said...

I liked Me Before You and even more, her next book, The Girl You Left Behind. Enjoy the novel!
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Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I hope your nephew's wife beats the that knitted hat.

Me Before You was a wonderful book. Enjoy!

Mereknits said...

Oh goodness, I will keep this young woman in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

You first book pick was a good one. I read it a few months ago. Just as a FYI, keep a box of Kleenex by your side when you read it. It is very sad in some parts but it is incredibly well written and very thought provoking.

Anonymous said...

What sad news, I do hope she likes the hat!

Me Before You was a wonderful read and a great reading start for 2014.

Elizabeth said...

My prayers are with your nephew and his wife. So difficult at this young age.

ENJOY your are so sweet to knit the hat for her.

Happy New Year!!

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Gigi Ann said...

I wish the best to your friend. I've read good things about your first book of 2014. Thanks for your visit today.

Lindsey said...

What a sweet thing to do for your niece-in-law! That must be so tough for your family.

I think reading and knitting seem to be about the only two good things to do with all this cold and snow!