I mentioned in a recent post that I am knitting a cardigan in a cotton and linen yarn in anticipation of warm weather coming back again some time soon (though there are no signs of it yet). I have finished the back, so far.
This is pretty good progress. I have been spending a lot of time reading (and so a lot of time knitting) because I am reading A Tale of Two Cities for one of my book groups (the meeting is soon). We decided that we ought to read a Dickens novel this year, and this one is relatively short. I don't think I have ever read Dickens before, though I have seen several adaptations of his work on TV. I think I even saw a BBC serialisation of A Tale of Two Cities in the distant past - even so, I don't remember the story in any detail, except for the ending, of course. (It is a far, far better thing, etc.) And Mme Defarge. Is she the most famous knitter in English literature? I can't think of any rivals. But I can't figure out what she is knitting - when she first appears, she is somehow encoding into her knitting details of all the aristos and government spies that are to be eliminated when the Revolution comes. How does she do that? Is it some kind of Morse code, with knit and purl stitches? Why doesn't anyone see that this is a very odd piece of knitting? In one scene, she is working the name and description of a spy into her knitting while he is talking to her, and he is not at all suspicious.