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Podcast 5 and 6 – Two BookTube Videos

Social Media Book Tag

(I did MySpace twice – the first was supposed to have been tumblr instead)

Dewey’s 24-hour Read-a-Thon

 
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Posted by on September 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Podcast 4 – Falling Down the Rabbit Hole

My apologies for the horrible light. I don’t know what happened there.

On the Needles:
Terra Linda by Romi Hill
Sleeves by Martina Behm
Puzzle Pieces by Megan Ellinger
Sock Yarn Blanket by Shelly Kang

Off the needles
Vanilla Socks
Tiny Minion by Kelly Vu

Between the Pages
Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

 
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Posted by on August 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Podcast 3: Christmas in July

On the Needles:
– Elfe by Astrid Schramm. Knit with Fiber Optics Yarn in the Dusty Plum to Olive colourway on size 4.0mm needles.
– Braided Swirl Socks by Emily Wood (testknit). Knit with Lana Grossa Meilenweit on size 2.25mm needles.
– Terra Linda Cardigan by Romi Hill. Knit with Drops Merino Extra Fine (in this case talking about quality and not weight!) on size 6.0mm needles.

Off the Needles:
– Wombat blanket by Paula Berman. Knit with Marks and Kattens Nissegarn on size 8.0mm needles.
– Monkey Socks by Cookie A. – the No Purl version as recommended by CraftyPancakes and with a Fish-Lips-Kiss heel. Knit with Fyberspates Vivacious 4ply on size 2.5mm needles.
– 4 ornaments for the Christmas in July craft-along. Two were Christmas Baubles by Mona Smith. The other two were made up by myself. Knit with Lammy Yarns Lurex on size 3.0mm needles.

Coming Up
– Sleeves by Martina Behm.
– More ornaments

Between the Pages:
– Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon
– Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
– Witches on Parole by Debora Geary

Just Finished:
– Heads in Beds by Jacob Tomsky

Events
I participate in the Christmas in July CAL hosted by the Just One More Row podcast and the Year of Projects challenge on Ravelry.

 
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Posted by on July 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

 
Video

Podcast 2 – Start-itis

In which I have startitis and want to knit all the things.

Glenn Cooper’s “The Keepers of the LIbrary” has also been published as “The Librarians”

And it’s called NaKniSweMo! Perhaps one of these days I’ll remember!

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2013 in Uncategorized

 
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Podcast 1 – Read-a-thon

Welcome to my very first video podcast! I had lots of fun making this, so hope you’ll enjoy watching it.

Made a few mistakes in filming… the sweater for NaKniSweaMo (or NaSweaKniMo) should be 50,000 stitches of course – not just 5,000.
Also the savoury fingering is 400yards per 100grams… not 100 meters.

 
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Posted by on October 12, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Retail Therapy

I have never really understood retail therapy. Spending money on stuff does nothing to increase my level of happiness – more often than not I’m hit by buyer’s remorse afterwards and end up feeling worse than when I set out.

There is one exception though (of course there is, or I wouldn’t be mentioning it here) – retail therapy absolutely works when it comes to buying books! I hardly ever suffer from buyer’s remorse even when I’ve just dropped hundreds of kroner on books, because I know it’ll be worth it. I get pleasure from buying books, having books arrive in the mail (long live The Book Depository and their worldwide free shipping!), looking at books, reading books and having my favourite books stand on my shelves afterwards. That’s a lot of value for a very small price!

One of my favourite authors is Neta Jackson, author of the “Yada Yada Prayer Group” series. That series has done more for my faith than any other book – non-fiction and fiction both – and I’ve been reading pretty much everything she’s written since I first discovered her. Thanks to GoodReads‘ “new releases” email, I just discovered that she has a new book out next week! (“Stand By Me” – first book in a new series but with the same characters as “Yada Yada” and “House of Hope”).

I literally squeed out loud when I read that mail, and immediately went to TBD to order it. The mere act of ordering it gave me great joy all by itself, and it hasn’t even arrived yet!

Doesn’t mean I’m not impatiently looking forward for it to do so though 🙂

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Posted by on March 5, 2012 in Uncategorized