Thursday, August 11, 2005

A Perfect Red

If you haven't picked it up yet, do so. A Perfect Red byAmy Butler Greenfield is well worth your time! Read the review at the Washington Post. It's a fiber enthusiasts kind of book. What espionage and other mayhem transpired over the quest for the color rouge. The other delight is the the unique way you learn world history at the same time. It reminds me of James Burke's Connections in that there is a central organizing element that brings together otherwise disparate elements making them truly sensible. I very much enjoyed this book.

I've now begun reading The Orientalist by Tom Reiss which is a very interesting biography of a man whose life encompassed the whole of the Western and Near Eastern culture of his time.

Knitting:
The second Lizard Sox is near its end! I can next move on to another unfinished project. I'm still in a quandry about what new projects to begin. I've been reading about Birch and Feather and Fan shawls. Who knows what I'll do :)

1 comment:

Kristen said...

A Perfect Red sounds like my kind of perfect reading - history on a subject of interest. I'll have to look for it in audio form.