After completing the second section of mink brown double crochets I switched back to wheat and started a section with a modified version of another stitch from The Big Book of Crochet Stitches, Ups and Downs. It’s an easy stitch that’s fun and produces a nice texture and solid appearance. I had some ups and downs when I was stubborn and insisted on working too late one night wanting to finish this section and made a mistake and ended up having to rip out several rows until I found it and redo them. At the time I kept telling myself to take a break. Maybe next time I will listen….
WIP Report: Ups & Downs in V’s First Afghan
V with an E: V. Hughes
A love story and mystery sprinkled throughout with tales of atrocities in Latin America. Classic Allende, although less robust of a story than her earlier novels in terms of character development and details.
A fast-paced gem: I read this in about 24 hours because I knew I wouldn’t be able to get anything done this morning if I didn’t finish (although I did talk a walk before part three, on a cold bleak day: very fitting to set up the last part of the book). Set in a […]
Book Review: Samhita Mukhopadhyay, editor, Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America
While the authors and writing in this essay collection are excellent, I could only read this book in small doses due to the subject matter. Honest, inspiring, and necessary reading.
I could not put this book down except for when I absolutely had to so that I could go to work, eat, get some sleep, etc. Fantastic: an imaginative rendering of what horror the world would face if all of the women fell asleep. Truly terrifying.
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