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Year of Projects 2022: Week 26

Halfway through the year already! Here we are for week 26 of my Year of Projects. This week, I worked on: My Beach Walk Blanket. After working the 5 rounds of granny stripes, I realized I had done something wrong on the transition round between the small granny squares and the stripes because the rounds… Continue reading Year of Projects 2022: Week 26

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Year of Projects 2022: Week 25

This year is really flying by - I can't believe we are only 10 days out from the end of June! I think I'm on track for most of my yearly YOP goals, so let's talk about what I worked on this week, shall we? First up, I finished the DK-weight Battenberg blanket I've been… Continue reading Year of Projects 2022: Week 25

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Book Review: The Jane Austen Society

Genre: Fiction | Historical FictionStars: 4-1/4 out of 5Synopsis from GoodReads: Just after the Second World War, in the small English village of Chawton, an unusual but like-minded group of people band together to attempt something remarkable.One hundred and fifty years ago, Chawton was the final home of Jane Austen, one of England's finest novelists.… Continue reading Book Review: The Jane Austen Society

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Year of Projects 2022: Week 24

Here's what I've been up to this week: More progress on two different pairs of socks. Both are designs by Helen Stewart over at Curious Handmade. The purple is a well-marinated stash yarn of Madeline Tosh's Sock in "Logwood". This is sock 2 of the Scribbly Gum Socks pair and I just turned the heel.… Continue reading Year of Projects 2022: Week 24

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A Botanist’s Guide to Parties and Poisons

Genre: Historical Fiction | MysteryStars: 3-1/2 out of 5Synopsis from Goodreads: Saffron Everleigh is in a race against time to free her wrongly accused professor before he goes behind bars forever. Perfect for fans of Deanna Raybourn and Anna Lee Huber, Kate Khavari’s debut historical mystery is a fast-paced, fearless adventure.London, 1923. Newly minted research… Continue reading A Botanist’s Guide to Parties and Poisons

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Year of Projects: Week 23

It was really nice to have a long weekend here in the US for Memorial Day. Both my DH and I had a pretty quiet weekend, but I think we're both back to 100% now, although our little town and the area where he works have been hit pretty hard by COVID these last couple… Continue reading Year of Projects: Week 23

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Book Review: The Stranger in the Woods

Genre: Nonfiction | BiographyStar Rating: 3-1/2 out of 5 starsSynopsis from The StoryGraph: In 1986, a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the forest. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later, when he was arrested… Continue reading Book Review: The Stranger in the Woods