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[October 29, 2009 @ 12:02am]

This group's been quiet for over a year now.  I can't believe it.  Anyway, I just wanted to post that I took out TWENTY WISHES so that I could read it again and I took out the knitalong book from the library.  I'm thinking of making Baxter's Jacket for my own doggie, not that she likes clothes, but she needs a winter coat this year.

Anyone else read anything knitting related lately?

2008 Ornament Exchange [October 25, 2008 @ 10:50pm]

Are we allowed to advertise other knitting groups in here?  If so, I'm trying to organize a knit/crochet 2008 Ornament Exchange, and the group name is ornamentex2008 . If not, can the group leaders please let me know and delete this message?  Thanks so much.  

new here, hiya [July 26, 2007 @ 11:24am]

[ mood | happy ]

I'm currently trying to make socks. I only been knitting a year. I really haven't done anything in the round yet. I tried once but I got those ladders (?) on all the corners of the dpns. Never used circulars really either, but I'm gonna! I have lots of ufos I should be doing first, but oh well.. 
I just finished Dark to Mortal Eyes by Eric Wilson.. it was good, but I wasn't really into it. I hate that. I don't know what to read next, I bought several on a trip to Barnes & Noble (I'm so jealous of anyone who has one of those in there town), they all look good. 

& yeah, putting books and knitting together.. very good idea.

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Desperately seeking something like "Red Herring Scarf" [April 21, 2007 @ 1:10pm]

[ mood | hopeful ]

First of all, I am sorry for cross-posting, but I don't know which community I saw this in.

I clicked on a link from some knitting community showing a deep red scarf (I'm 90% certain it was a scarf!) with a kind of 'v' stitch. Then Firefox had to close, so I desperately tried to memorise what I could see of the tab, and I think it said, "Red Herring Scarf: K" and that was all I could see.

Sadly, I have googled and (I think) checked Knitty.com pretty carefully, and have found nothing, so now I turn to you. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?!

Thanks in advance!

ETA: Thank you so much neatlittlelass! Here it is! Pretty, right?

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[March 05, 2007 @ 9:19am]


Breakfast at Tiffany's: A Short Novel and Three Stories by Truman Capote (1958)


"You know those days when you get the mean reds?"

Holiday Golightly. She’s quirky, comical, and glamorous. She’s fashionable, in-the-know, and in-the-now. She’s lonely, lost, and waiting to be rescued. You couldn’t resist her charm if you tried, and you can’t help but fall in love with her.

 Well, at least in the Hollywood film version. Capote’s original novella paints a darker portrait of Miss Golightly. Unlike Audrey Hepburn’s adorable Holly, who needs a knight in slightly-rusted armor to save her, Capote’s girl is a “wild thing” who cannot be caged, trained, or rescued.

---> Jump over to my book journal for full review.

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Coraline by Neil Gaiman (2002) [February 25, 2007 @ 8:48pm]


The day after they moved in, Coraline went exploring.

I really enjoyed this clever little novella, but then again, I enjoy mostly everything from Gaiman. This is a story of young Coraline (though often mistakenly, and to her despair, called Caroline) – a bored and curious girl who longs for an adventure. As is expected from Gaiman, the story contains comically eccentric characters, a talking cat, a sudden dark twist to an otherwise ordinary day, and one very stubborn main character...

---> Jump over to my book journal for full review.

Book review [February 22, 2007 @ 9:08pm]


The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger by Stephen King (1982)

Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.

Admittedly, the only reason I was initially interested in reading the Dark Tower series was the alleged inspiration it provided for the minds behind the television show, Lost (yes, I am a huge Lost fan). At the end of this first book in the series, I can’t say I see much of a connection with the television show – although the show is only halfway through its run at the time of my reading the book – except for some references to space and time. But that doesn’t mean this book was a waste...

---> Jump over to my book journal for full review.

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