Joining Kat and friends to talk about knitting and reading.
I did a bit of unraveling since I last posted about knitting.
I brioched that cowl to within an inch of its life and never got more than an inch past the reverse stockinette border. In other words, brioche kicked my ass. Repeatedly.
Brioche, 10; me, 0.
Never one to know when to say DIE, I frogged back to the afore-mentioned border with the intention of trying again (and maybe using a lifeline this time). But on the way to the border, I noticed that the yarn I was frogging was a slightly different color than the yarn that hadn’t been knitting yet, as you can see in the second photo above. Yes, the dye in that silk yarn was nowhere near color-fast. I had been having second thoughts about it while I was knitting, thinking that there was a fair chance that the dye would run when I washed the cowl. Well, there was no washing required to make that dye leave its silken home and migrate to the white wool.
So. I intend try this cowl again, probably after the holidays, and replace the white yarn with black or dark gray. Anybody want to place bets on well that attempt at brioche will go?
On the reading front, I should have lots to report, since I haven’t put up an Unraveled post in two weeks. But I don’t.
Still listening to Neil Gaiman read Norse Mythology to me. (It’s going slowly because I only listen to it in the car, and I don’t have a commute. (That was the only good thing about having a commute: the listening time in the car. (But once tax season starts again in February I will have a half-hour commute twice a week. Looking forward to that.))) Gaiman does good voices; Thor is appropriately belligerent and a bit dense, Freia is serene and clever, etc. There are occasional LOL moments.
I am trudging through The Absent One by Jussi Adler-Olsen, #2 in the Department Q series. “Trudging” because I only read before I go to bed and this is a longish book. Plot and characterizations are okay, but I’m not sure I will continue this series. So many books, so little time.
On my nightstand are The Passage by Justin Cronin, Montaigne in Barn Boots: An Amateur Ambles Through Philosophy by Michael Perry, The Dark Net by Benjamin Percy, Delicious! by Ruth Reichl, and Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival by John Vaillant. Looking forward to all of those!