Amish Knitting Circle is a serial novel. Episodes 1-10 comprise Granny's first knitting circle, when she invites 5 women who are heavy on her heart to knit for charity. Granny Weaver believes these women could be stronger if spun together. She invites five women, all with various issues such as infertility, poor body image and marital problems and haunting secrets. As they meet from October to April to knit shawls for charity, they begin to deal with problems, together, in community, the Amish way. Amish Knitting Circle: Complete Series includes: Beginnings ~ Granny Weaver starts the circle, and all the women have a reason not to come, but push back fears and eventually go. Wedding Season ~ Amish weddings are typically in November. The knitting circle women see happy newlyweds everywhere, but for two, it’s a painful season; one wishing she was married, another wishing she was not. Thanksgiving ~ The Amish celebrate this holiday, now that many work for the English (Non-Amish) and have the day off. The women reflect on all they’re thankful for… Snowflakes ~ December winds blow sparkling snowflakes everywhere and someone learns she’s a beautiful and unique as the ice crystals falling all around her. Christmas Cookies ~ It’s Christmas, and Granny Weaver is excited about the knitting circle’s Christmas cookie exchange. She’s comes to see these “Little Women” as her daughters, and along with that, the fretting heart of a mom. Old World Christmas ~ It’s STILL Christmas, as the Amish celebrate the season over twelve days, ending on January 6th, Old Christmas. It’s a day of fasting and reflection, remembering the arrival of the three kings who brought gifts to baby Jesus. Beauty for Ashes ~ It’s the end of January, and the knitting circle is meditating on the scripture; He gives us beauty for ashes... (Isaiah 61:3). One member is facing a terrible medical diagnosis; another needs counseling for damaged emotions. Wings to Fly ~ It’s a blustery February and the annual Audubon Backyard Bird Count is underway. What life lessons do feathered friends teach the women in the circle? Spun Together ~ It’s March and three weeks until Easter. Unity among church member must exist before this holy day, when they partake of communion and wash each other’s feet. But emotions are running high… New Beginnings ~ It’s Easter, but will it need to be postponed due to discord among church members? An early spring wedding is planned, or will there be two?
Karen Anna Vogel, Paperback 2 edition, ISBN 10: 0615908004, ISBN 13: 9780615908007