- Margaret Atwood writing about the madness of mad scientists (what fun!)
- Margaret Wertheim (who masterminded the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef )
- Henry Petroski whose writing on engineering and design is as entertaing as Oliver Sacks' writing on neuroscience and behavior.
Am currently reading The Girl with Glass Feet which was shelved under science fiction, but is more fantasy and perhaps allegory. Okay, I admit it's a bit dark, but so far I like it.
Also, thanks for your encouraging comments on the double weave samples. I hope to get some double weave project warps on the loom in the near future. Cross Borders weavers was interesting yesterday. The hostess presented on her exploration of weaving velvet. Truly amazing work with #30 cotton sewing thread sett at 60 epi for each warp (therefore 120 epi total!) If you don't know what is involved in weaving velvet take a look at Syne Mitchell's article here
I have woven one small piece of velvet, perhaps 3" by 3" in a workshop with Robyn Spady. If you think that it is nerve wracking to cut into your knitting to make a steek, I assure you that it is truly daunting to slice across supplemental warp threads that are suspended by weights from the other side of the loom.
Sigh....life it too short for all the books and yarns yet to be explored......