March 1st, 2014

Algini

31 days!!!

A mere one month! Yeah, I know I get far too excited over something that has an annual volume when other series have a much longer lag but the last book ended in the thick of a volatile situation and this upcoming volume should start mere minutes after that last one ended. Plus it's the twentieth anniversary of the series ... the original "Foreigner" was published in 1994. Though only ten years have passed within the story.

Last over-enthusiastic post was about Bren's perception of Jago, half of one of his two teams of Assassins' Guild bodyguards. This time the other team, Tano and the ever-mysterious Algini (whose portrait is my userpic for these posts). From "Inheritor":
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The Librarian

***sigh***

Pick up knitting after several weeks' lull spent devouring books.
Add four rows to Mab and then hold it up to admire from arms' length.
Notice that the edges for the last couple of centimetres don't look the same as the rest of their length.
Take a closer look and realize that about a dozen rows back self started purling across ALL the stitches on the wrongside rows instead of knitting the first two and last two. DAMN!**
Pull out needle and rip back twelve rows to where edges were last knitted correctly.
Rethread needle through stitches and start on the path of reknitting what was ripped out, making sure to do edge stitches correctly this time.

**Sometimes an error can be passed off as a so-called "design feature". This was not one of those times ... not only does the difference in the edge show like glaring neon, the stitch structure of this incorrectly done section of edging means it's gonna curl under like a tube instead of lying flat like the rest. And edge stitches are an absolute bitch to drop down and fix properly, especially when, like in this case, there are increases built in as well. So ripping back was the only recourse. We'll just call it extra practice in doing this pattern. ;p