Conwy on my hands

Yarn: Fleece Artist Merino 2/6 Pattern: Conwy by Nancy Bush, which is a sock pattern; I adapted it for gloves. Started: 12/24/12 Completed: 01/06/13 Notes: Way back at the beginning of the year I though I’d knit a pair of gloves a month for the whole year,  giving myself twelve presents by …

No More Cold Toes

Yarn: my own handspun Pattern: made up as I went along Started: 12/01/12 Completed: 12/15/12 Notes: Made for me, as cozy warm house socks. Then we proceeded to have the mildest winter in probably ten years. YOU’RE WELCOME, GAINESVILLE!

Genealogy is funny

Here are some things I’m learning while doing all this genealogy research — People can’t spell, or their spelling is heavily influenced by accents. I see this mostly in census records; I have written down “Alpha Maude” and the census record comes up with “Alfa Maude”. “Amanda” becomes “Amandy”. Some …

Sigh.

Olives, mushrooms, cheese, and white chocolate. Nutritious! Hahahaha. Not. Here are some random thoughts. — I’ve had a headache on and off for a week now. Is it the rain? Have my sinuses got mold? Everything above my eyeballs hurts if I stand still. Or move. Or bend over. Or …

Santa Gator

Yarn: HaldeCraft HandDyed Tepper in Hogtown Pattern: Made up as I went along. Started: 11/10/12 Completed: 12/07/12 Notes: For my friend Bill, who happens to be both a huge Gator fan, and loves Christmas. Given to him at Christmas last year.

Making history come alive

Genealogy was always one of those things that I half-heartedly wanted to get into. You know, in all my copious spare time? It seemed like one of those things I would like (I do love a mystery) but one of those things that I’d have to put off until I …

50s Rock

Yarn: HaldeCraft HandDyed Andre in The 50s Have Called and HaldeCraft HandDyed Anne in Weathered Wood Pattern: Fissility by Lorena Haldeman Started: 10/10/12 Completed: 11/05/12 Notes: My friend Quinn needed a hug and this was the best I could do, long distance. XOXO

The Deed of Paksenarrion

The Deed of Paksenarrion by Elizabeth Moon My rating: 5 of 5 stars A reread of a reread of a reread; I’ve probably read this trilogy (individual volumes, originally, and then the bound set) five times in the last 15 years. Sometimes I read it for the journey of self-discovery; …

Limits of Power

Limits of Power by Elizabeth Moon My rating: 3 of 5 stars I made the mistake of picking up an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this a few months ago, and plowed through it in about three nights. I say “mistake” because it occurred to me close to the end that …

The Guns of Avalon

The Guns of Avalon by Roger Zelazny My rating: 5 of 5 stars More of the first (political and family intrigue, machinations, revenge, plotting, and power) but also less (the amnesia line having been completely resolved). This book will confuse you if you haven’t read the first, because there’s not …