Thursday, November 4, 2010

Yarn Along

This week, I am reading The Midwife, by Jennifer Worth.  It is a fabulous, touching memoir of a midwife's life in the East End of London in the mid 20th century.  I have been on a midwife memoir kick recently...including Monique and the Mango Rains by Kris Holloway, Baby Catcher by Peggy Vincent, and A Midwife's Story by Penny Armstrong, midwife to an Amish community.  There is something about birth stories that seems to cross all cultures and times. 

The yarn will (hopefully) become an extra large hat for my big-headed husband.  I expect it may take more than one attempt, but I am up for the challenge!

Joining Ginny at Small Things...


  1. Ooo..those books all look really good. We have one quite interesting birth story. It's on my blog in the sidebar "unassisted hospital birth"...we're going for a water homebirth this time.

  2. I have read a couple of those-love midwife books too!

  3. I have no aspiration to be a mid-wife but I still LOVE reading the memoirs, especially the Amish ones..soo, soo good!
    I'm working on an extra large hat for my big headed husband too!

  4. I too love mid-wife books and have read some but not all of the ones you mention. I will have to add the others to my growing list of "to read". Good luck with the hat. My husband has a small head and it took me a couple of tries to get his hat just right last year.

    Blessings, Elizabeth


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