Archive for November, 2009


on Nov 27th 2009

I’m still awaiting the return of my laptop, crossing my fingers that it will come home in full working order. In the meantime, I went to the Knitters’ Review retreat, and it was as wonderful as ever. I am perennially astounded by the wonderful teachers, merchants, and guests Clara rounds up every year. The classes […]

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Henceforth, we shall call it Booksgiving

on Nov 12th 2009

Do you know what I love even more than knitting? Reading. Do you know who I still miss every single day? Our dear friend Mike Dobbs, who died far too young this spring. Mike was a Reader. He read with a voracity and speed I envy beyond rubies. He’d read anything. He’d occasionally read 100 […]

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The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

on Nov 5th 2009

The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter This is a wonderful little book of stories. I first became aware of Carter’s writing when I was a kid, finding Neil Jordan’s film adaptation of Carter’s story, The Company of Wolves. I loved the movie and watched it over and over again. I finally found it on DVD […]

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Whirrrrrr . . . chunk

on Nov 2nd 2009

And then my hard drive died. Sigh. I have so much to tell you, but the laptop is pretending to be a brick, and it’s just one hard thing too many.  I know it’s not really a brick, and I’m hopeful that all will be well once Scot installs the new (bigger! faster!) hard drive […]

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