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March 2017 Reads

I kicked off March with the main Modern Mrs. Darcy Book Club selection A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline. The book is inspired by Christina’s World, a picture by Andrew Whyeth and attempts to tell what might be the story of the woman in the painting. It was well researched historical fiction, though the conversation […]

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January 2017 Reads

Yes, I got to see Wendell Berry do a reading. [Swoon!] I’ve read Hannah Coulter and Jayber Crow by him, the latter which was discussed on Close Reads. It was a great evening! A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith — I read this soon after I graduated from college and absolutely loved it. One of […]

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At the moment I am pushing the limits for the number of projects currently on the needles. Here are highlights of the ones I’ve be spending my time on the most as of late. This is Rising Dawn by Stephen West knit with Malabrigo Sock, color Abril. Last month at our local knitting guild meeting, […]

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Here lies the end of my 2013 obligation knitting – the annual sweaters knit for each of my children: The original inspiration was Guston by Ann Budd. But the gauge was different, the scale was different, and once I got up to the patterned portion on the front of the first sweater, I decided the […]

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I am going to do a day-in-the-life series on what a school day looks like at our house. We have a routine we follow. Rather than describing our routine in general terms or trying to cover an entire day in a single post, I’m going to do a series of snapshots that pick up from […]

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Silk Road Socks

Over the weekend, this… …turned into this. I think they look so pretty on my toes. And since I’m working so hard on my Florida cardigans, I thought I would wait to cast on another pair of socks until we get ready to leave on our trip. Indeed. Then I clicked on a certain ad […]

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