Joining Kat and friends today to talk about knitting and reading.
The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths. One of you mentioned reading the Ruth Galloway series. I remembered reading the first one, pictured left, a couple years ago and liked it. So I requested the first three books in the series, and finished the first one (again) last week. Much of the plot had fallen out of memory, although I did remember there was something bad about one of the characters. Looking forward to the next books in the series. 3★
The Janus Stone by Elly Griffiths. Book two in the series. Sadly, it is largely a replay of book one with a different plot. The author uses the same suspense devices — protagonist alone in a spooky/dangerous place, ominous footsteps, mysterious breathing. Maybe if I hadn’t just finished the first book it wouldn’t have seemed so repetitive, but I had so it did. Since I already have book three I will read it; if the author doesn’t change it up, the rest of the series will be dead to me. 2★
The House at Sea’s End by Elly Griffiths. Happily, book three in the series was better. New perils, although the same kind of red herrings and surprise villain. I may continue the series. 3★
We finished season 3 — final season — of Jessica Jones. Smokey figured out why I like the series: it’s essentially a detective story with a strong female lead. Yep, that’s it. 4★
Radioactive on Amazon Prime. A movie of the story of Marie Curie, written and directed by Marjane Satrapi, author of the Persepolis graphic novels. Interesting, some stuff I didn’t know about Curie. 3★
I have been reading the books by Elly Griffiths right now too. I have 4 in my reading pile to start after I finish “The Things We Cannot Say” by Kelly Rimmer. These were blog recommendations and I am enjoying them all. I will have to check out the Jessica Jones series on Netflix as I like detective stories. Thanks!
Jessica Jones is on my watchlist – I’ll bump it up a few places!
I’ve never been able to figure out why knitting booties isn’t as much fun as it should be. I like knitting socks – aren’t booties theoretically just small socks? Doesn’t seem to work that way…
Putting Jessica Jones on my snuggle in list for winter
I knit some blanket squares once that used DPNs like your baby bootie picture. It took me a while to get used to the prickly aspect of it. Maybe if the blanket had been for me I would have ended up switching to two circs or a magic loop, but since I was knitting squares for a friend (kind of a friendship blanket… she knit most of her own squares, but asked a few friends who knit to contribute a square or three. I thought the idea was really neat) I just knit them as the pattern called for… on DPNs. I hope you like knitting the second baby bootie better than the first!
I love that you are adding a “watch” review! Thank you!
Thank you so much for being honest with that pattern. Because I WOULD have found that pattern immediately, but not now!
I have enjoyed the Ruth Galloway series. I love Ruth because she is a smart middle-aged woman who isn’t perfect. I also love the setting on the coast. When DPN’s are too long, I have a hard time knitting with them, let alone enjoying the project. I always think I can tough it out and then often give up and go buy another pair of shorter needles. The bootie is darling though.
Ruth Galloway is golden. I just wish her narrator were a better writer.
On Fri, Aug 7, 2020 at 7:01 PM kmkat & her kneedles wrote: