Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Yarnalong: "Steelheart", by Brandon Sanderson, and a Viajante

Yarnalong time! As Ginny says, "Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading?"

New Brandon Sanderson book! yippee!

"Steelheart" is - at least so far - quite good, and quite fun. The question of the novel is, "What if superheroes existed, but they weren't super men?" That is, what if men got super-powers and they acted like, you know, ordinary, greedy, selfish human beings?  Oppression, that's what. Destruction of society as we know it. Darkness and pain and chaos.

Which would be thoroughly depressing, if Sanderson didn't give us hope at very beginning that maybe the superheroes have a flaw, and maybe they can be beaten.

Woo-hoo! Get the bad guys! Go, dude, go! 

Yeah, I'm totally along for the ride.

And the knitting? Is a Viajante. Hours and hours of lovely mindless knitting. And I'm making it out of some silk thread I recycled by unraveling a thrift-store sweater. I have over 2000 yards of it, and I had no idea what to do with it, so I was really happy to find this pattern, and I hope to have a lovely wrap in time for . . . Pentecost? maybe? The color's certainly right!

(Did I mention I have over 2000 yards of it? Oy. It did not look like that much when it was still in sweater form in the thrift store.)

More yarn-y goodness over Ginny's!

Peace of Christ to you,
Jessica Snell

6 comments:

A Babys Smile Knits said...

oh wow, that will be amazing when it is finished, beautiful colour and it will really shine with this pattern.

steph said...

omg....that wrap in SILK!?? swoon!!!

Mama Gone Green said...

wow! upcycled silk? I am amazed!!

Cathie J said...

I love the color of your shawl. What a great way to get some beautiful yarn.

Deb Hickman said...

Beautiful colour yarn, oooh, silk, very luxurious. Deb x

SethH said...

I keep meaning to pick up some Sanderson, but I've never managed to do it. This one's probably my most-likely-to-pick-up though.