Thursday, June 16, 2011

Knitting Progress and a Review

Knitting progress on the mitered blanket has been steady. It is now 5/21 completed.

I have been knitting and watching a British television series on Netflix. The series is George Gently, based on mystery novels written by Alex Hunter. The series is set in the 1960s, but unlike campy takes on the 60s, this series is much more realistic. As a background for the murders that are being solved, social strengths and ills of the period are portrayed realistically. During the course of the series, you can notice the death penalty disappear, the struggles to deal with racial bias, the change in attitude toward other groups. I found the mysteries themselves to be complicated enough to be engaging. For a former teacher of British literature, the mention of places like Jarrow and Lindisfarne in a context other than Anglo Saxon history adds interest as well. The acting is well-done; the costuming is wonderful.

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