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Pico Review: Knit, Swirl

Title:  Knit, SwirlAuthor: Sandra McIverPrice: USD $24.27Notes: When I mentioned knitting a circular swearter, someone linked to this book for inspiration. I was curious right off the bat, because I love the look of circular or "swirl" sweaters. I picked up my copy from the library, just to give it a quick browse before committing… Continue reading Pico Review: Knit, Swirl

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Intertwined: The Art of handspun yarn, Modern Patterns, and Creative Spinning by Lexi BoegerHonestly, I don't know what made me pick this book up. I knew from the cover that it was going to be about art yarn (that would be "non-traditional" yarns made from things like plastic bags, cassette tapes, and with stuff like… Continue reading Quick Reviews

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Book Review: Sew Retro

Sew Retro: A Stylish History of the Sewing Revolution by Judi KettelerI picked this book up at the library this week, along with a stack of other sewing/craft books that I'd like to review for you. I was actually looking for books of fashion history/victorian fashion plates for a costume I'm planning when I found… Continue reading Book Review: Sew Retro

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Book Review: The Sugar Maple Chronicles (1-3)

Today I have a quick series review for you.Normally, I don't like "knit lit" (novels that center around knitting). I know, weird, right? You would think that an avid knitter/designer/writer would love those. But most of the time I find them cliched and depressing. In one book I read, one member of a knitting group… Continue reading Book Review: The Sugar Maple Chronicles (1-3)

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Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books. I fell in love with it in high school. I’ve always found her very easy to relate to: her view of herself and the world, the way she takes in those around her, and her no-nonsense attitude towards the insanity that creeps up behind her. These character… Continue reading Jane

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Drunk, Divorced, and Covered in Cat Hair

Obviously, this description does not apply to me. But, if you look over in the sidebar, you'll see a link to Crazy Aunt Purl. Laurie Perry is the woman who writes that blog. CAP is the reason I got into the blogging community. I can't remember what I Googled, but I was looking up something… Continue reading Drunk, Divorced, and Covered in Cat Hair