Tag: books

Year in Numbers: 2016

This is my 100th post, which I think is truly fitting for my year in numbers. 63 books read (This is 20 more than 2015 and I feel really good about that. Last year I fell in love with the fantasy works of Daniel José Older, Maureen Johnson, and Maggie Stiefvater.) 69 knitting projects completed (A bunch of those were… Read more →

Year in Numbers: 2015

43 books read (Totally pwned last year; my favorite reading moments involved discovering Rainbow Rowell and Patrick Rothfuss.) 56 knitting projects completed! (I actually listed everything as I finished it in the back of my planner instead of trying to remember it all at the end of the year. Very handy. Favorite FOs: the upcoming Rory Cowl, headed to TNNA… Read more →

Year in Numbers: 2014!

28 books read (Half of last year–I am ashamed. Best of the year, though: The Drop by Dennis Lehane. Only read it if you’re willing to believe the worst about everyone.) 47 knits bound off (Down again here but it’s okay. I finally finished a lace project [Haruni in Jade Sapphire Sylph], but my favorite is my Bigger on the… Read more →

New Pattern: Irene Adler

I love Sherlock Holmes. I love Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Holmes stories, I love the Robert Downey Jr. movies, and I absolutely adore the BBC modernized Sherlock. From the very beginning, I’ve had great admiration for the only woman who won the respect of Sherlock Holmes: Irene Adler. She’s clever and witty and she wins. She beats Holmes and so… Read more →

2013 Year in Numbers!

56 books read (The best: Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Read it; you won’t regret it.) 62 completed knitting projects (favorite: do I have to pick? First Avenue Slouch, probably. It’s my favorite hat.) 3 hair colors (I do miss the turquoise.) 1 pet acquired (Oh bunny, you so fluffy.) 5 years of marriage celebrated… Read more →

WIP Wednesday: Baby Sophisticate

I’m knitting this pattern for the third time and I can’t put into words how incredibly fun it is to tweak. The first one I did was pretty straightforward, just upping the needle size and yarn weight. On the second I added a stripe pattern that everyone seems to love. I think it’s a familiarity thing–has anyone noticed that it’s… Read more →

FO: Nancy Drew Skirt

I went on a field trip to Crafty Planet with my mom and a friend and we really hit the jackpot. First of all, you should know that I always wanted to be Nancy Drew, girl detective, when I grew up. I cruised through all the Nancy Drew books my elementary school had to offer as soon as I was… Read more →