Author Archives: stitchesandmarginalia

Trees! Sweaters!

I’ve been meaning to post my latest sweater but ’tis the season when it’s dark by the time I get home from work and hard to get good shots. (It would be weird if I took a bunch of selfies … Continue reading

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The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

You know what’s good reading on a fall evening? A nice old-timey murder mystery. An isolated country house, suspicious characters, family secrets. Pass my magnifying glass, please. Also, time travel is pretty cool. So The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn … Continue reading

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Racing Stripes

So, I had this sweater I was going to finish but I used up all the yarn and went fishing around in the pit of leftovers for something suitable to sew it up with. And, somehow I found myself picking … Continue reading

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Fresh Air!

Ah, y’all, finally some cool weather. I finished my latest socks: Pretty, huh? Pattern is Berkshires, knit in String Theory Colorworks. Colourway is White Dwarf. Made a game effort to match the stripes and it mostly worked. The wide stripe … Continue reading

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Sock Jag

Well, summer continues apace – I see the current humidex is 35C. So, still stuck inside knitting. I finished those zigzag socks from the other day: Pattern is Zigzagular Socks, yarn is Sweet Fibre Yarns Super Sweet Socks in Tea … Continue reading

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The Sock Days of Summer

When I think of summer, I always daydream about picnics, days at the beach, camping trips and similar outdoorsy fun. Alas, in reality summer inevitably seems to feature far too many days when it’s too hot and/or humid to even … Continue reading

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The City of Falling Angels

Y’all, I probably should have gone to the opera when I went to Venice. I’m the kind of philistine who doesn’t much care for opera but the theatre itself would be neat to see. The Fenice burned down in 1996, … Continue reading

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