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Year of Projects 2022: Week 12

Lots of finished things to talk about this week. I can finally share the preview knit I was working on for one of Brooklyn Tweed's spring design groups: Oiva. This is a VERY generous scarf - I'd even call it more like a narrow stole - with tons of texture. The pattern includes a textured… Continue reading Year of Projects 2022: Week 12

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Year of Projects 2022: Week 11

A few new things to chat about this week. I finished by Color Frenzy cowl and you can read all the details on that fun knit in my post from Friday (2 days ago). I've been working on a new colorwork project. This is the Cinnamon Stars cowl, designed by Baroque Purls. The original was… Continue reading Year of Projects 2022: Week 11

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Book Review: A Far Wilder Magic

Genre: YA Fantasy/RomanceStars: 4-1/4 out of 5Synopsis from Goodreads: When Margaret Welty spots the legendary hala, the last living mythical creature, she knows the Halfmoon Hunt will soon follow. Whoever is able to kill the hala will earn fame and riches, and unlock an ancient magical secret. If Margaret wins the hunt, it may finally… Continue reading Book Review: A Far Wilder Magic

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Book Review: We Kept Our Towns Going

Genre: Nonfiction | American HistoryStars: 3-1/2 Synopsis from Goodreads: Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is known for its natural beauty and severe winters, as well as the mines and forests where men labored to feed industrial factories elsewhere in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. But there were factories in the Upper Peninsula, too, and women who worked… Continue reading Book Review: We Kept Our Towns Going

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Book Review: The Grass is Singing

Genre: FictionStars: 3/5Synopsis from Goodreads: Set in South Africa under white rule, Doris Lessing's first novel is both a riveting chronicle of human disintegration and a beautifully understated social critique. Mary Turner is a self-confident, independent young woman who becomes the depressed, frustrated wife of an ineffectual, unsuccessful farmer. Little by little the ennui of… Continue reading Book Review: The Grass is Singing