Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Jack's Chain, Orca Bay, and Feathered Star in the Clark County fair. All were finished this last year, even if the tops were finished before that. I'm pleased with the fact that my tops are sitting for a shorter time before machine quilting than before I started blogging.
yarn-along between two. (There's also a pair of socks on the needles, but no photo of them yet because they are just toes.) If I want to knit wool, there's the Carnaby skirt on the left. And if I want nice soft cotton, it's Rosalind on the right in Green Tea Simply Cotton.
I just finished reading The Pericles Commission, first in a series of mystery novels set in ancient Athens by Gary Corby. Nicolaos is the middle-class son of a sculptor, but he has ambitions beyond carrying on the family business -- ambitions that may be achievable when Ephialtes, the father of the newborn Athenian democracy, falls murdered at his feet and Pericles, his would-be successor, asks him to investigate the crime. But politics in Athens is a dangerous business. Nico is hindered as much as helped by a large cast of real historical characters, including Diotima, priestess of Artemis, and Nico's annoyingly insightful little brother, Socrates. It's a lighthearted romp and the author does have a gift for bringing ancient history to life. The cover art and writing style might convince you it's designed for the middle readers that Caroline Lawrence's Roman Mysteries series is aimed at, but no, this is definitely for adults. I look forward to reading the other two books in the series as soon as I can get them from the library.