I thought, yesterday, I had succeeded in writing indented comments-on-comments, the way grown-up bloggers like Kristie and the Sock Lady do. But I see that all I have achieved is to add my own comment to the list, which just looks silly. Onwards! As EZ would say.
Again, little to report. There is much excitement to come, but for now there isn’t much to say about knitting a garter stitch strip. I’m not quite half-way around. Finish tomorrow?
The new VK has turned up. While I was flailing about trying to hit upon something to knit with my Dried Rose yarn, I cheated and had an advance look at the issue on-line. So I knew already that there was nothing for me. In real life, it’s better than I expected, with lots to read and some good cables if I ever decide to go there after all.
The one thing I really sort of like is No. 9, an A-line tunic which comes pretty close to qualifying for the late, much-lamented “You Knit What??” website and yet has a wild appeal. But it will never be.
More seriously, the Bergere de France ad on the page facing the table of contents speaks to my yearning for droopy asymmetry and also has an interesting front edging. It looks like perhaps as many as 12 stitches of a k2p2 rib, softly cabled. If “cachemire” means “cashmere” in French, it also looks like a good use of that droopy yarn. It’s grey – I like grey – which is a sensible approach to cashmere inasmuch as it doesn’t take dye anything like as enthusiastically as wool.
I learned that when I bought some cashmere Koigu.
Am I talking myself into it?
We have already agreed that Kindle-reading reduces the clutter of paperbacks around the house. I have recently branched out a bit, and bought a couple of cookery books for mine.
I tend to buy too many, most of which fust unused in the spare room cupboard. Delia and Jamie and Nigel and Nigella get used and re-used and spattered with fat. And I wouldn’t want Madhur Jaffrey or Ken Hom or Gino d’Acampo to be far away. But after that…
So I recently bought two for the Kindle app on my iPad, both of which turn out to be rather good:
Pascale’s “Fast, Fresh and Easy Food” and Bill Granger’s “Easy”. The trouble with cooking from an iPad, however, is the way it
keeps turning itself off. Lorraine
I also acquired Nigella’s new “Nigellissima” the other day as a physical book. I got it out of love of her, thinking I really had enough Italian cook books to be going on with. It turns out to be fresh and interesting and full of good things.
Knitting books are another category of which I buy too many, but I would never get one for the Kindle. Even the ones I’ll never use – “Knit Your Own Royal Wedding” – are treasured members of the family.