Thursday, December 21, 2017

In Process -- November 2017

Daily efforts
Did markups from Chapter 1.
Edited Chapter 7, 8, 9, and 11 of WWS.

Critted 4?
Got back 3


Ann Boleyn (1998). Still on the hips, knitting downward. Ignoring until Ocracoke is finished.
Okracoke cardigan (Shirley Paden). I had to put this on hold for Christmas socks.
High Voltage socks (Knitty DF17). Just the finishing left. I loathe duplicate stitch and I suck at it.
Vinculum socks (Knitty FF17). Half of first sock.
Celtic Gang Girls of the 70’s (Rowan and me). Still on the back, still need to plan out intarsia. Ignoring until Ocracoke is finished.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

What I read -- November 2017

“A Gathering of Shadows” by V.E. Schwab. I asked the boy for this for my birthday, but apparently he’d already gotten it. My favorite thing is that it’s got a sticker on the cover saying that it’s Barb’s staff pick. 

It’s been probably a year and a half since I read book 1, and I wonder if that’s why I found the first 350 pages pretty tough, because I had forgotten any reason I might have liked Lila Bard. I just found, every time I got to a Lila section, I hated her so much. I really wanted her to suffer.

“Water for Elephants” by Sarah Gruen. My sister gave me this one because she was done with it. I found it immensely readable, and while reading the interview at the end I totally could not guess what the whole biblical parallel to Jacob was, and woke up in the middle of the night thinking that one particular instance of redlighting was really convenient for the author (I hadn’t thought this while reading… so)

“All the Birds in the Sky” by Charlie Jane Anders. I’ve heard so much about this one! It’s very charming and stylish. I wonder how it will hold up.