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{ Monthly Archives } October 2012

Reading time: Murders and profanity edition

Perfume: The story of a murderer by Patrick Süskind Another book to add to my expanding collection of “then, no; now, yes” books. I started Perfume a few times over about five years, and each time found it squicky and creepy. I grabbed it when M and I had to rush to Adelaide a couple […]

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Wonked

“Crap,” I declared, punching M lightly to get his attention, “I’ve think I’ve made a huge mistake.” We bickered briefly about the appropriateness of punching as an attention-getting tool, reconciled, and then I showed him: I’ve been working on Gudrun Johnston’s Little Black Dress for a while now. I love it. I LOVE IT. The […]

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We’re on a feet-finding mission!

Well, that was a hoot. Four days and four nights in hospital to mend another stress fracture in my left femoral neck (I had a stress fracture in the right femoral neck mended last year). Ah spring, when a young blogger’s fancy turns to being on crutches and bumping into things a lot.There are pros […]

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FO Report: Red Friday

It took patience, but we got there. Presenting: Red Friday! Light, comfortable and casual, I’m pretty smitten. After much dithering and overthinking, I cast on shortly before we were called away to another city to help out after a sudden death in the family. Red Friday was a huge comfort while I was there: apart […]

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Returning the favour

Here we have Red Friday enjoying what is probably its very last blocking. I hope so, anyway, because I’m getting bored with blocking and want to know if this cardie is a keeper or not. I knitted Red Friday the whole time we were away, helping family post-bereavement. I worked on it all the way […]

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In the spirit of Tantalus

I want to tease you. Glimpse. Peep. That’s all. (Okay, not quite: I also want to say I’ve completely sprung a part about these Boye needles. They’re from an ancient Needlemaster set that belonged to my Nan. I don’t want to go out too far here, but this is the second project I’ve made on […]

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A journey

I’ve just started a new knitting project (“project” is a bland word: it always makes me think of school assignments and public service initiatives. I should get another one, but when “knitting project” is the common term, who am I to rock the boat?) and we’re very happy. This is not to say there were […]

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Personal best

“I don’t want to overreach here, but this may be the worst thing I’ve ever cooked.” — bethini, today. Little I knew, as I awoke this morning, what astonishing new heights of cookery flunk I would scope! Some days everything feels right in the kitchen and it all comes together like spontaneous group karaoke. You […]

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