Monthly Archives: February 2014

Review: She Makes Hats

Recently Asymmetrical Press asked me to review She Makes Hats (2013) by Robyn Devine.  Now that I’m retired, I thought it would be pure joy to review a knitting book instead of an academic tome on public policy or politics.  … Continue reading

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What I Learned From the KAL …

Last month I joined the 2014 Rose City Yarn Crawl Mystery Knit Along (KAL).  I finished the project four weeks later but will not join another KAL.  What happened? There were good aspects of the KAL … The pattern was well written by an experienced designer … Continue reading

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A Study in Contrasts

Despite my attempts to shop local, leave a small footprint, etc., I am a study in contrasts.  (Or perhaps I’m just inconsistent.)  For instance … Early mornings after rising from bed, instead of a bathrobe I don the lovely Highland … Continue reading

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Knitting, Crafts & Chronic Pain

Many people live with chronic pain.  How people live and cope with their pain is, of course, a personal decision affected by an array of factors.  Some endeavor to stay as active as is possible for them; others sink into … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Truce

For a long time, the Super Bowl has been my bête noire.  Let me explain … Many (many) years ago I was married to an American man to whom I shall refer as “Beelzebob.”  (Digression: Originally “Beelzebub” meant “Lord of the … Continue reading

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