Wednesday, July 09, 2008

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 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.

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.

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


Kelvin Holdsworth said...

Dalgliesh is pronounced Dal-gleesh with the emphasis on the second syllable.

Elizabeth said...

On PBS-Mystery, it always sounded a bit like "dog leash" to me; maybe more like "dawg leash"

M-H said...

Yes, like 'doll-gleash'. Do you not have these series on TV? They make great viewing.

Anonymous said...

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

catmum said...

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!

anne marie in philly said...

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...

Mel said...

I hope Thaddeus at least gave you a private viewing of those boxers.

Anonymous said...

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.

Leslie said...

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.

Isis said...

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.

Marilyn said...

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?