Monthly Archives: November 2013

It’s Not A Race

I bought some yarn ages ago with a vague plan about a textured cardigan maybe some cables, a bit of garter stitch. Surely happiness is a red sweater on a cold day. I scoured my stack of knitting books and … Continue reading

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The Pirate King

I have a longstanding fondness for Sherlock Holmes. And sometimes I find liking a popular thing makes me like it more, or at least think about it more, because there are all those adaptations and spinoffs and internet memes to … Continue reading

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The World Needs More Hats

Inexplicably, I always feel a vague sense of obligation to knit things for babies. I’m not sure why, since I’m sure babies don’t care, won’t remember and will outgrow everything in about twenty minutes. Anyway, last winter, in honour of … Continue reading

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Remember when I said Spook wasn’t that spooky? Y’all I should have posted about Spillover:Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen on Halloween because it’s way scarier. It’s about zoonosis, which is to say diseases that infect … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading

Every now and again, someone will say to me something along the lines of “Hey, you read a lot. Recommend me a book.” And I usually stand there, deer-in-the-headlights style unable to think of any books at all. Then I … Continue reading

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