Test the Rainbow

Yarn: Perhaps Today is a Good Day to Dye in a test colorway Pattern:  Rainbow Over Lahaina by Adrienne Fong Notes: I wanted to test making self-striping yarn, to see how hard it would be (in case I wanted to do that for future club colorways) and how it would …

Renewal and regrowth

Remember earlier this year, when we had to tear down everything up against the house? And I was livid/upset/distressed about the loss of the only rose I’ve ever been able to keep alive? I think I may have mentioned in passing that it turned out that while the poor thing …

Society’s Child

Society’s Child: My Autobiography by Janis Ian My rating: 5 of 5 stars I wish I could give this book six stars. Even if you’ve never heard of Janis Ian, the story of her life will call to you if you have ever felt lost, marginalized, unheard, or brokenhearted. At …

Linkdump

How about starting this off with a little Star Trek humor? Hee. — Here’s one for my geeky sewing friends: Gingham Invaders cloth! — How have I never seen this before? Yuri Gagarin archive video (you may want to turn your volume down, the music is pretty hideous) – — …

Treasury Tuesday: Southwest

‘Southwest’ by easutton SoUTHWESTERN DESERTS…… treasurefox $5.00 Vintage Native American… albrechtsantiq… $49.00 Vintage 70’s Brown … viralthreads $96.00 Southwest Sugar and Cre… haldecraft $25.00 REVELATION Natural Amer… riverpebble $28.00 Limited Edition Photogr… watermediawork… $10.00 Mod Large CORAL ROADRUN… violetsandgrac… $48.00 vintage 1960’s tool… storyofthings $75.00 vintage NATIVE AMERICAN… CairoVintage $28.00 …

Neuropath

Neuropath by R. Scott Bakker My rating: 3 of 5 stars I had no idea what to expect with this book, having never heard of the author before. But I picked up a copy at a convention a few weeks ago, and decided to give it a go. I was …

Winter Study

Winter Study by Nevada Barr My rating: 4 of 5 stars Damn you, Nevada Barr, for writing books that keep me up reading until 2 AM. Don’t you know I need my sleep?! As usual, I found this to be a page-turner. Between the action, and the fabulous description of …