Sunday, January 12, 2020
While Miz Kittling Knits: Dublin Murders
I'm still following doctor's orders and keeping my leg elevated as much as possible which means that I haven't got a lot of time to tell you what I've been knitting and watching lately. I'll have a more complete update on my leg this Friday if any of you are interested, but I will say this now: I'm getting more answers about what's going on, which suits me just fine!
This time around, I'm showing you two scarves that I've done. One is more sophisticated, knitted on US size 7 needles with Caron Simply Soft acrylic yarn in a color called Plum Perfect. The free pattern is called "Shadow Cable Scarf," and I found it on Ravelry. Cables fascinate me. This was a fun pattern to work, and you can bet the farm I'll be doing more with cables in the future. I love the color of this yarn because it changes hue depending on the light; it's a very rich color, and I have some purple fiends among my friends and family, so I'm sure it will be going to a good home soon.
(Feel free to enlarge this collage photo if you want to see more detail.)
The second scarf was knitted on US size 8 needles with Michael's Soft & Shiny Yarn by Loops & Threads in a color called "Party." (Acrylic yarn, by the way.) I used a slip stitch pattern that's an old favorite of mine from a book I purchased years ago. I absolutely LOVE this yarn. The explosion of colors makes me smile. I also put some narrow ribbons in amongst the yarn for the fringe. The shiny ribbons go along perfectly with this yarn that has such a wonderful sheen.
Dublin Murders a try, and I have to admit that I went into it with reservations. One of the books this series was based on was Tana French's In the Woods.
Have you ever read a book that everyone else raved about but you just plain didn't like? Well, In the Woods ranks right up there with Gone Girl for getting that reaction from me. I disliked In the Woods enough where I haven't read another one of French's books.
At first, this television series started out all right. It held my interest. I enjoyed the Irish accents and the filming locations. But after a while, Dublin Murders started to get me down. Way down. The characters were only a bit more confused than I was, no one ever seemed to smile, the sun never shone... DE-PRESS-ING. The only reason why I stuck with it to the end was that I was stubborn and insisted on knowing how everything turned out. I was not impressed.
But always look on the bright side-- At least I had something fun and entertaining to occupy the other half of my brain, eh?