It seems I spend a good part of my life 'down the rabbit hole'. You know....where you go looking for one thing, and that takes you to something else, that leads you to somewhere exciting, where you make some wonderful discovery (and on and on and on....I think this is why I so love the Give a Mouse a Cookie series of children's books. I sort of live it.)
First rabbit hole this week: my pile of books (that were everywhere and are now somewhat contained, although still all over the house) where I found First Impressions. It's one of those books that flips from Jane Austen and her friendship with an octogenarian to present day Sophie, who is a Jane Austin groupie, recent Oxford grad, and bibliophile. A touch of a mystery. A little romance. Light. Nicely written. So far, I'm enjoying it immensely.
Second rabbit hole: a perusal of my Pintest favorites, lead to a long review of my Rav favs, led to a UFO seek-and-find-stash-dive, where I uncovered Rill and somewhat reluctantly dragged it out. It's been languishing a couple years. At the time it went into time-out, I remember being somewhat (HA! make that VERY) frustrated. (Pat-your-head-rub-your-belly...quick reverse...kind of frustrated.) I struggled so much to see the wrap-and-turns done with the lace weight that I'd forget where I was on the simple 4 row lace pattern. How very dull of me.
This was obviously before I learned the German short-row technique. First of all, you can't NOT see the W&T because it's a double stitch, but more importantly, it is extremely easy, and to my eyes, totally invisible.
If you look very closely, I think you can see what I mean. The top inch or so is the German short rows, the lower part with the bumps is the usual (Ango-Saxon) way. I'm pretty confident the irregularities will block out, but it's just on the bottom few inches of a rather long, twisty scarf, so I'm pulling a 'daughter' moment here and saying, WHATEVER.
The third rabbit hole brought me to Laura's Year in Books. I thought I would try to introduce Laura's 'people' to some Yarnalong 'people'. Honestly, who can have too many choices in books???
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