Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Yarn Along: Fast and Slow

My Perhaps, Perhaps shawl is just zipping along. It's amazing how much faster you go with dk weight yarn than fingering. As you can see from all the stitch markers, I have found I need to be very careful during the lace portions.
Reading is going very slowly. The Vegetarian is a strange and twisted story of a woman who not only becomes vegetarian but also is struggling with inner demons. It's very dark.

Dark Money, which is about the billionaires funding the Far Right, like the Koch brothers, is just so depressing. I can only read a little  bit at a time. I felt the same way when I was reading Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine, which I never did finish.

My next book is going to be less depressing than these two!

14 comments:

  1. Wow! That's a ton of lace, but a beautiful pattern. Yours will be lovely. You definitely need a change of pace in books - lol. I recommend "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles. The writing is beautiful and the story is very good.

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  2. I checked out the pattern link. Your shawl is going to be gorgeous when it's finished.

    I just finished reading Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. I recommend it: rarely do books make me cry, but Nightingale did. It's a great read.

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  3. I've been curious about The Vegetarian - I heard it was dark and couldn't figure out what was so dark about becoming a vegetarian - but I guess that's why you have to read the book. Your shawl looks great!

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  4. Your shawl is gorgeous! I love that color combo.
    I was just looking at Dark Money but picked up The Plot Against America instead. My brain just doesn't want happy reads right now.

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  5. Hum, let me guess your're like me and you can't just stop reading a book if you don't like it. It took decades, but I do that now, just stop. Not worth the bad mood and isn't there enough news to make one depressed right now?I love using DK, so fast after fingering. :)

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  6. I'm impressed you are doing as well as you are with Dark Money. Dark indeed. I love love the colors in your shawl and goodness dk weight feels like a chubby baby compared to the runt that is fingering weight when making a shawl. Happy Knitting. I can't wait to see the finished product. And ... PLEASE remind me to use stitch markers the next time I get the guts to do lace again!

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  7. I love the colors in your shawl! I have been reading some post apocalyptic and dystopian books of late...not the most uplifting reading either :-)

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  8. Two dark novels at the same time? There's me thinking I couldn't manage one. I love the contrast of the solid stripes and the delicate lace. Looking forward to seeing how this looks when finished.

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  9. The shawl is coming along very nicely! Love that happy color combo.

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  10. The shawl is certainly a bright spot - dark reading can be fun, but not during dark days!

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  11. That shawl is amazing. I need to embrace more stitch markers. the ladies I am now knitting with on wednesdays use tons of them. I think they are key to more interesting works in knititng . that shawl is gorgeous already

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  12. Love that shawl and its beautiful colors! Did you see how much it snowed here? Thankfully, we were in AZ!

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  13. THe shawl is looking amazing. As for the far right funding, it is so scary what money buys and how it corrupts our government. Betsy Devos is a prime example.

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