Chronin, Vol. 1: The Knife at Your Back

Chronin, Vol. 1: The Knife at Your Back
author: Alison Wilgus
name: Elaine
average rating: 3.55
book published: 2019
rating: 5
read at:
date added: 2019/07/20
shelves: fiction, graphic-novel, own, sci-fi
review:
Maybe there’s an extra layer that I might’ve gotten if I were knowledgeable about either manga or Japanese history, but a thoroughly enjoyable tale nonetheless. It unfolds in a really satisfying way, gradually revealing the connections between the characters, the way that time travel (yes, I enjoyed a time travel story!) plays out through the plot. Lots of emotional and plot tension, and of course lovely art, with expressive faces and delicate landscapes. Will definitely be getting book 2!

L’ombre de Lucretia

Not quite enough of the two main colors to make the full length so I added a panel of 28 rows/14 ridges in another yarn I had on hand (but apparently never added to Ravelry?) will have to do that later. (local dyer, mini skein, pale blue with the same sparkle as the others)

Then finished with 6 rows (3 ridges) of the Kodiak.

Stopped about 7 rows short, seemed long enough and I liked the balance of color widths. Turned out to be perfect for the pin I wanted to wear it with!

This was a really relaxing knit to work on, makes a nice squishy fabric. Also enjoy how the two colors worked up together into something with a lot of depth and visual interest.

L’ombre de Lucretia

Not quite enough of the two main colors to make the full length so I added a panel of 28 rows/14 ridges in another yarn I had on hand (but apparently never added to Ravelry?) will have to do that later. (local dyer, mini skein, pale blue with the same sparkle as the others)

Then finished with 6 rows (3 ridges) of the Kodiak.

Stopped about 7 rows short, seemed long enough and I liked the balance of color widths. Turned out to be perfect for the pin I wanted to wear it with!

This was a really relaxing knit to work on, makes a nice squishy fabric. Also enjoy how the two colors worked up together into something with a lot of depth and visual interest.

One sock stop #2: purps

Did with fish lips kiss heel

1” ribbing before starting heel (aka switch to 1” ribbing on front, stst on back)

for heel, 6 st in center

foot 3.5” to toe

One sock stop #2: purps

Did with fish lips kiss heel

1” ribbing before starting heel (aka switch to 1” ribbing on front, stst on back)

for heel, 6 st in center

foot 3.5” to toe

Blueberry Waffle Socks

February 25, 2019

9 pattern repeats to the heel (did the pattern heel, it’s too deep, ripped out and trying fish kiss heel instead)

February 26, 2019

On the sole side, about 3 rows after the join, k10, ssk, k2, k2tog, k10

February 27, 2019

After about 4 more rows (just past row 4 of pattern) k11, k2tog, k11

Note : should do toe decreases uneven to make kitchener work?

February 28, 2019

Toe decreases:

sole: k10, k2tog, k11
top: as pattern

as pattern

sole: knit across
top: as pattern

then continue in pattern

…..

when I’d reduced to 16 st on each side, I realized I was probably reading the pattern wrong (it’s designed for 3 dpns), and switched to reducing stitches on every row.

reduced to 12 st total (6 on ea side), then one round w/no reductions

Blueberry Waffle Socks

February 25, 2019

9 pattern repeats to the heel (did the pattern heel, it’s too deep, ripped out and trying fish kiss heel instead)

February 26, 2019

On the sole side, about 3 rows after the join, k10, ssk, k2, k2tog, k10

February 27, 2019

After about 4 more rows (just past row 4 of pattern) k11, k2tog, k11

Note : should do toe decreases uneven to make kitchener work?

February 28, 2019

Toe decreases:

sole: k10, k2tog, k11
top: as pattern

as pattern

sole: knit across
top: as pattern

then continue in pattern

…..

when I’d reduced to 16 st on each side, I realized I was probably reading the pattern wrong (it’s designed for 3 dpns), and switched to reducing stitches on every row.

reduced to 12 st total (6 on ea side), then one round w/no reductions

Koi Pond Broken Seed Stitch Socks

Cast on with #2 needles

1.4” 1×1 ribbed in light grey

3.25” (8cm) in pattern with dark grey and koi pond (note: approx .5” in pattern per gram of dark grey)

fish lips kiss heel

March 21, 2019

Stopped pattern on foot at 6”, one round light grey before starting toe, using vanilla latte sock toe

March 23, 2019

Realized it was too short, ripped out toe and did 4 more rows of pattern, going to do medium wedge “wide” toe from Sock Architecture book

Koi Pond Broken Seed Stitch Socks

Cast on with #2 needles

1.4” 1×1 ribbed in light grey

3.25” (8cm) in pattern with dark grey and koi pond (note: approx .5” in pattern per gram of dark grey)

fish lips kiss heel

March 21, 2019

Stopped pattern on foot at 6”, one round light grey before starting toe, using vanilla latte sock toe

March 23, 2019

Realized it was too short, ripped out toe and did 4 more rows of pattern, going to do medium wedge “wide” toe from Sock Architecture book

One sock stop #1

(baby Large)

February 8, 2019

Going with a very short cuff since that seems to be more normal for baby socks

February 17, 2019

Sarah thinks they’re 4” feet? Knit foot length to 9.5 cm, 3 3/4 in.