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February 28, 2019

In one sense, sure, of course my knitting is trying to kill me.  I could be out playing lacrosse, raising my heart rate, but instead I'm sitting (in an extremely comfortable chair), moving my hands around slightly. Luckily I try to work hard to compensate (hello, Fitbi...

February 26, 2019

I was on a quest

At Stitches West

For yarn for a vest

By Stephen West

And another vest

By Stephen West

(that's not a jest,

I'm a bit obsessed).

Alpaca is best.

Only one week after Madrona in Tacoma, I was in Santa Clara for Stitches West.  Completely accidentally—my Great Aunt...

February 19, 2019

I'm beginning with a sidebar, then getting on to the knitting. Ahem:

Nobody reads Edward George Bulwer-Lytton anymore.  Though popular in his day, he just doesn't hold up the way Dickens or Eliot do.  In his commercial triumph The Last Days of Pompeii, the opening...

February 4, 2019

I'm recovering from a nasty bout of flu (is there any other kind?), and didn't get a chance to update you with the good news: Yes, I'm officially Master of the Universe: Sophie's Universe, to be specific. Last week I successfully completed Round 113, the final official...

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