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Wardrobe Crisis

My perpetual wardrobe crisis is that I never seem to have pants that fit. But also, the fashion industry is destroying the planet. Wardrobe Crisis by Clare Press provides enough cheerful reading about furs, wastewater, pesticides, recycled polyester, exploited labour … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

I vaguely recall that as a kid I read a bunch of books with kids who had summer reading lists. They would grumble about it but I was kind of jealous. Some list-less summer reading: Planetfall by Emma Newman: Colony … Continue reading

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Textured Pullover

When I went to put away my hats and mittens this spring, I happened upon a few old skeins of cotton yarn that had been sitting unloved for, uh, years. I had knit it up way back when and then … Continue reading

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Time For Time Travelling

As a kid I must have read approximately a billionty books where somebody travels through time for some reason. Charlotte Sometimes comes to mind, as does The Root Cellar, and I know there were a bunch more. Along with checking … Continue reading

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An Unkindness of Magicians

People always talk like winter is the time to stay in and read, perhaps next to a crackling fire while sipping mulled wind. Which is nice and all, but to me summer is prime reading season. When it’s too hot … Continue reading

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Tempestish

Hey, anyone remember that striped sweater I was working on before I chucked it aside to knit fair isle hats? Not to worry, it got finished (Kindly disregard the mess in the background. They say the camera adds 15 pounds … Continue reading

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Hat Struck

Remember The Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler where they run away to the Met? I love that book and might have scoped out sleeping spots at various museums. You know, just in case. The only thing better … Continue reading

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