Author Archives: stitchesandmarginalia

The Clockwork Scarab

I’ve probably mentioned a time or ten that I have a longstanding affection for Sherlock Holmes and related adaptations/spinoffs, which these days seems to mean a more or less endless list of things to read. (And watch – I’m perhaps … Continue reading

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Progress!

Ah, fall! Prime knitting season! Lately I’ve been plowing along on that shawl from before. I’m onto the border, which feels like you’re almost done – it’s like a bindoff! And yet also like you’ll never be done – you … Continue reading

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The Madman’s Daughter

Lately I’ve been somewhat distracted from my usual knitting/reading/tea routine what with how the world seems to be full of portents of the apocalypse. All these hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, fires and Donald Trump have me thinking I should probably give … Continue reading

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Catch Up: Books

People always talk about summer like it’s all picnics and trips to the beach, but in my experience there’s usually a lot of days were it’s too hideously humid to go outside and I’m not going to hang out in … Continue reading

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Catch-Up: Knitting

It’s July, which means it’s often too hot to go outside and also there’s always the Tour de France to keep me company while knitting by the air conditioner. I love cycling because it doesn’t make me feel bad about … Continue reading

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Long Weekend Socks

Ah, Canada Day! When there are usually train rides and fireworks. I’m from Ottawa and generally try to go back for it, unless July 1 is a Wednesday or something. (When I found a nation our national day will always … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

After being pleasantly surprised by Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter a while ago, I thought I’d give Pride and Prejudice and Zombies a try when I found it in the pile of cast off books in the laundry room. (Sadly it … Continue reading

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