My name for this project – the sangria sweater – has stuck, and since “sangria” comes from the Spanish word for blood, this sweater is a perfect match for one of the many books I’m reading right now. Blood Work – hardly a hard-core work of historical scholarship, as you can see from the cover – is about the development of both the theory and practice of blood transfusion, which was the subject of a sort of “space race”-style competition between England and France in the 17th century. This book is not for the faint of heart: I’m sure you can imagine all the trial and error that had to happen between the bleeding-with-leeches era and the sterile, comfortable environment of the modern blood bank. I love this kind of history, though some of the experiments the book describes make me cringe. I look forward to telling you more in my full review in a few days.
I’m still just madly in love with this yarn. Game of Thrones Season 5 is on its way from Netflix, and my weekend schedule is more open than usual. There will be knitting. There will be blood, guts, and brains on my TV screen. There may even be some real sangria!
Happy Wednesday, everyone!
Yarn Along is hosted by Ginny on her blog, Small Things.