• Reading

    Reading Slumps

    After three months of being at home with an ankle fracture and recovery, I think I am at my limit. I’ve run out of things I am interested in watching on TV, I am finding I only have the mental capacity to knit the most simple of things, and I have little to no interest in reading. Case in point:¬†Katherine by Anya Seton. This has been on my TBR list the longest and I started out strong and really enjoying it but now? I’m running out of steam.¬† I’m over halfway through so I am going to finish it but it’s going to be a struggle.¬† Why? Because Katherine, Lady…

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  • Reading

    The Searcher by Tana French

    The Searcher by Tana French My rating: 4 of 5 stars If I’m being honest, I found In the Woods just “ok” so I expected to have a similiar reaction to The Searcher but I was proven wrong with this. It may perhaps be the lulling descriptions of Irish village life, it may be that this story lacks the back and forth of In the Woods but this may be what sets me back to finish the Dublin Murder Squad series. Cal has retired from the Chicago PD, been divorced from his wife, and is looking for a quiet and uneventful life in the Irish countryside. No surprise: the idyllic…

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  • Knitting,  Migraines,  Reading

    Knitting Projects and Good Books for Early April

    I hadn’t meant to take such a long hiatus but here I am with knitting, book, and general life updates. Hopefully, I can make this a bit more regular as I have some plans in mind that I will share later if, in fact, I accomplish them. Knitting Despite having three sock WIPs I decided what I really needed to work on was a sweater so I cast on for a Cassia (Ravelry link). I saw a sample ages ago in a yarn shop the same of which completely escapes me. The sample was done in a gorgeous cashmere that would have cost a small fortune so I opted for…

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  • Knitting,  Needlepoint,  Reading,  Wenesday WIPs

    Wednesday WIPs

    It’s a wintery day here in Connecticut and time for another Wednesday WIPs post. I’d worried I wasn’t going to have time to post but am now happily doing asynchronous teaching on Wednesdays. My productivity has never been higher during a school week! Today is a mixed bag of crafting. (I did say this was also needlepoint, right?) I am well into the second color for my Allspice Shawl and, in fact, just ordered another skein. I was worried that the shawl would require copious amounts of tugging to get it to the right size. Let me tell you, finding specific yarn during a pandemic is not easy! I did…

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