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No More Red

With all my red colored projects almost behind me, I think it will be a little while before I pick up any red yarn or fabric.

Reading, Sewing and Knitting
Today’s blog entry is jam-packed with lots of activity and still nothing short of boring.

Current Reading
Just finished my latest leisure reading and I was again underwhelmed.

I know P.D. James is a very well-loved and much-read author, but I’m not so crazy about her books. The only reason I read this last one was that it was shrink-wrapped on my bookshelf, so I knew I hadn’t read it already.

Original Sin

Original Sin by P.D. James is another one in her Adam Dalgliesh series (how DO you pronounce that character’s last name?). Like the others I have read in the past, this one was an enjoyable read and was competently written, but just had no excitement or extra anything that made it worth recommending.

Not-So-Current Sewing
I couldn’t get Thaddeus to model these for the camera, but I figured I should at least show a picture of the red boxers I made for him.

Boxer Shorts

Overall, this garment was a good first garment to test my sewing pattern reading capabilities.

Current Knitting
I almost finished the pullover vest in Rowan Felted Tweed. Actually, I should say I DID finish it, but then didn’t like the armhole edging, so I’m re-doing that part and re-sewing the side seams.

Pullover Vest 07-09-08

I was hoping to show a picture or two of me wearing this sweater, but it looked silly with open side seams.

0 comments on “No More Red

  1. Love the boxers!
    I never liked PD James either, but I have friends who can’t get enough.
    Bob in Tampa

  2. I don’t care how you are SUPPOSED to pronounce it, I find it irresistible to say “Dog-Leash” and that’s all there is to it. And then I laugh out loud. Which is priceless!

  3. nice boxers! shame thaddeus is a bit shy when it comes to the camera, cause he IS cute!

    awaiting your smug mug when the vest is finished…

  4. Great boxers!
    I do like PD James, but the mystery author I’ve been reading lately is Donna Leon. Her mysteries take place in Venice where Inspector Brunetti attempts to bring justice despite a labyrinthine, corrupt political system. Lots of “scenery”, interesting characters.

  5. So… when are you going to mention the “Retirement Counter” — or did I miss it in my old age?

    Congrats on planning well enough to be able to do it well before your 60th.

  6. That’s funny. I’ve been reading that same P. D. James book, finding it meh OK, and also wondering about the pronunciation of that name.

    So thanks, Joe’s Commenters!

    p.s. I agree with Erin re Donna Leon.

  7. I’ve always liked P.D. but the past couple of books were not great. On the other hand, the woman is 85 and still crankin’ em out. I love Ruth Rendell. She’s consistently wonderful. Incredible psychological thrillers.

    I can see why you were unhappy with the armhole. But how do you like the Felted Tweed? I’ve never met a Rowan yarn I didn’t like, at least so far. You’re like me with purples. I’ll switch to red, you come over to the darker side, eh?

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