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Fashion on the Ration

Here’s my homemade facemask, providing a bright spot of color when I went out yesterday. I’m reading Fashion on the Ration, a book about clothing in Britain during WWII. I’ve only read the first chapter, and so far I’m mostly […]

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The Manly Art of Knitting

That’s one skein of CotLin (Surf color way) being knitted up into a Cloverleaf Top. And the out of print treasure, The Manly Art of Knitting. It contains the basics of knitting. There are a few basic patterns stitches. There […]

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Knitting for Our Men

While I knit hats and scarves for men from a variety of patterns, I have made almost all the sweaters I’ve made for men from one go-to book, Erika Knight’s Men’s Knits. I’ve recently bought two more men’s knitting pattern […]

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Dapper

This weekend I’m finishing up a dress for the Baby and starting the Christmas sweater vest from Erika Knight’s Men’s Knits. That’s been my go-to pattern book for menswear for years. But I just received a new men’s collection from […]

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Thrift

The Lost Art of Dress has a long section on thrift. I needed a new, smaller wardrobe, and I planned to create it with my large collection of beautiful fabrics and yarns, saving large amounts of money which I could […]

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Fail Forward

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Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for SuccessJohn C. Maxwell; Thomas Nelson 2007WorldCat•LibraryThing•Google Books•BookFinder The GOB recommended this book to me. I probably wouldn’t have found it on my own. I don’t usually think of myself as a failure. […]

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Thinking

Yesterday I scrubbed the scrubbable parts of the house, did laundry, went grocery shopping, and worked on #2 son’s sweater. Nothing exciting, but a productive and pleasant day. My husband was watching some Lao music videos. Many Lao music videos […]

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Richard Dawkins Backs Off

Richard Dawkins was on The Daily Show last night. I’m a great fan of his, as you may know if you read my blog and have total recall. For your reading pleasure, a few of my many posts on his […]