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Book Review: The Map of Time

Synopsis from Goodreads: This rollicking page-turner with a cast of real and imagined literary characters and cunning intertwined plots stars a skeptical H.G. Wells as a time-traveling investigator.Characters real and imaginary come vividly to life in this whimsical triple play of intertwined plots, in which a skeptical H. G. Wells is called upon to investigate… Continue reading Book Review: The Map of Time

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Year of Projects 2022: Week 2

Definitely a bit of a re-entry week back to work after the holidays but I did work on several YOP things, so here we go! Cast on and knit all of sock #1 for the plain vanilla self-striping socks. The main yarn is Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso Sock in the colorway Halley's Comet. I opted… Continue reading Year of Projects 2022: Week 2

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Year of Projects 2022: Week 1

I took advantage of a few days off to organize my proejcts for 2022 and start a few things: I cast on for a pair of plain vanilla socks, using a self-striping sock yarn from Desert Vista Dyeworks. The colorway is Halley's Comet, and it's alternating stripes of a dark blue and a lightly speckled… Continue reading Year of Projects 2022: Week 1

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January 2022 Crafting Goals

Here's what I've got on my to-do list for January: Finish sock #1 of the Vapour Socks. I just need to Kitchener the toe, so that won't take long to do. Finish the Bronwyn sweater. I have the back finished and I'm working on the front right now. Both sleeves are done so once the… Continue reading January 2022 Crafting Goals

Books/Reading

Book Review: The Zookeeper’s Wife

Synopsis from Goodreads: When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw—and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Zabinskis' villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing, and, during rare moments of calm, piano… Continue reading Book Review: The Zookeeper’s Wife

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Year of Projects – December 26, 2021

Happy holidays to everyone, whichever holiday you celebrate! Here's my final YOP 2021 post to close out the year. Not much to report as I've been working almost exclusively on my Dust of Snow advent miniskein project. (Happy to report it's done and blocked but I need to get some photos of it and am… Continue reading Year of Projects – December 26, 2021