Another Time

As I mentioned last week, I’ve been listening to Nefertiti by Michelle Moran. I’ve always been fascinated by ancient Egypt. After all, the culture is so incredibly rich, and the Egyptians have left such a tremendous mark in history that there is much to be discovered even today – and there is even more that simply speaks to the imagination.

Michelle Moran’s managed to make the story of Nefertiti – or rather, that of her half-sister Mutnodjmet, as it is told from her point of view – come alive for the reader. The characters are so realistically portrayed that I found myself wanting to slap some sense into them more than once. I also wished to hug them, but that’s me.

If ancient Egypt is your thing, I definitely recommend the book. I know I’m about to delve into the second in the series (yes, apparently there’s at least one more book from that setting, though I know Michelle’s done other historical works that I’m looking forward to discover as well) called The Heretic Queen. Ought to be good to knit along to.

Speaking of knitting, I’ve been doing a fair bit of it again, though only on the circular blanket so there’s not a lot to see. I have to admit, while I love knitting blankets on the whole (except King size… never doing those again if I can help it, talk about heavy!), working on a circular pattern with minimal colors like this one is a little tedious.

The first one I made was much nicer to work on because the colors shifted more often.

Twist and Shout blanket

See? It’s my favorite one by far, which is funny because when I was just looking at the pile of odds and ends I was going to be using for it, I was sure it wouldn’t be my cup of tea, as I’m not normally a fan of random color combinations. Still, the aim was to use up the remnants in my stash and it’s turned out to be the blanket hubby and I always fight over ;-). Yes, it’s his favorite, too.

What about you? Do you have a favorite blanket? If so, is there a story behind it, too?

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