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March 13th, 2008 | This week’s books

I am currently attempting to winnow out my reading choices for traveling this week. It will be 10 days travel, and I know I will read at least 4 books. I have 10 selected, but I will be in Canada, and I think the chance that I’ll visit a book store, and buy books, is high. [...]

March 5th, 2008 | Recent Reads

Just a quick post today–gotta get back to my squares– Resistance is an excellent novel about what could have happened at the end of the second World War. Set in Wales, it is a sweet look at country living during dire times, but also addresses the cold, hard reality of war. It is beautifully written. Books like [...]

February 29th, 2008 | Reading while knitting

While generating squares, I have also been reading a great set of books.   The first was recommended via LibraryThing, and was the book for the Toronto Public Libraries BookBuzz chat this month. Consolation is the story of a young man arriving in Toronto just as it was beginning to become a city, and a [...]

February 7th, 2008 | Reading, again

I’ve been reading more than knitting, and painting more than both, so here’s a roundup of the latest reading–I’ll skim over the books that were fine, and go into detail on the few I loved: I read Arlington Park as an early reviewer, and reviewed it at Library Thing. Following my reading of And She Was, [...]

January 22nd, 2008 | Book update, with knitting

During the long weekend I raced through one fantastic book: And She Was. Yes, the song was going through my head the whole time I read it, especially since the lyrics are included. This is an unusual and original story about women and power, and tells two parallel tales, one historical and one modern. I [...]

January 16th, 2008 | A gift from the stash

The pattern will be familair by now–the Harlot’s one-row scarf. I find it perfect for the train and just about everywhere else; plus it’s great for the single and odd skeins I have lying around everywhere. This one is Mondial Oggi, a mohair, acrylic and merino blend. I have two skeins from I-don’t-know-when, and I’m [...]

January 11th, 2008 | Reading review: Part 2 of 2

Here’s the promised Friday eye candy: I found the colors in this just amazing. The Omnivore’s Dilemma was my favorite read of the holidays, and I’m now recommending it to everyone I know and don’t know. It’s another look at the various issues surrounding food in this country, and goes from the broad to the [...]

January 10th, 2008 | Reading review: Part 1 of 2

Since I have been so slack about posting, and was so diligent about reading during the holidays, this will be two posts. Here’s what I’ve read over the past month: I started (on the plane) with Tailed, and thought it was good for plane reading, but not so much my kind of thing. The Oxford Murders [...]

December 20th, 2007 | Hot colors, warm hands

My latest project involves this lovely single ply, from so deep in the stash I can’t remember what it is or where it came from. But it’s nice and soft, and the colors are appealing to me, especially this season: The project is the Maine Morning Mitts: The pattern is very fun and easy, and [...]

December 11th, 2007 | Lots o’ books

Geese flying north last week, oddly. Unrelated to today’s post, but I thought you might like a photo . . . . Since I haven’t posted regularly, and since I’ve been taking the train, I’ve read a little more since I last posted on books. Three Cups of Tea is another story about a climber [...]

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