Wednesday, June 08, 2016

More Patient Than I Used To Be

Drops Fabel in the Texmex colorway.  I'm loving this yarn and the way the colors change so unpredictably. 

I was halfway through the foot of the first sock when I finally convinced myself that going down a needle size would give me denser fabric and a more enjoyable sock. (That was also the point when I finished the Toasted Almond socks, which freed up a pair of needles.)  I'm much more satisfied with the denser fabric.

A few years ago, I wouldn't have ripped out three days of knitting unless there was absolutely no choice. These days, I can scrap and entire sock. Does that means I'm progressing as a knitter?

Thanks to the advice she offered in her local newspaper column, astrologer Julia Bonatti has enraged a charismatic cult leader. With the membership of the Prophet's Tabernacle picketing outside her apartment, scaring away her clients and enraging her neighbors, Julia is running out of options. The authorities refuse to believe that Reverend Roy is anything but a responsible member of their community, but Julia and her fellow business owners can see how dangerous he is and refuse to be terrorized. When the elderly aunt of a client falls under the Reverend's spell, the astrologer takes matters into her own hands.  The Madness of Mercury by Connie di Marco is the  first title in a new series and I've got to admit that I didn't love Julia or the advice she offered her clients and readers. Something about her rubbed me the wrong way.

Disclosure -- I was provided with an advance review copy by the publishers. All opinions are my own. This post is linked to Patchwork Times, Yarn Along, iknead2knit 


Dar said...

Those are great looking socks. I am still trying to finish up my Fabel socks. Just need to do the Kitchener stitch on the toes. What size needles did you go to?

Sharon said...

Love the socks. Maybe it just means we're getting older and more patient.


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