I designed this shawl for my girl Cherie using SWTC Pure, which is so soft and drapes beautifully. I made the shawl long and narrow, so that it not only looks great when worn around your shoulders, but still covers your back when pulled up around your head. The double arch stitch that dominates the pattern ensures the shawl has texture and depth while allowing the airiness of the stitch to shine through. I considered adding tassels or fringe for about a week before deciding to leave it alone; I love how the geometric ends of each row fall when the shawl is worn. The pattern is for sale on Ravelry.
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V with an E: V. Hughes
I kind of hated this book, which I bought when I saw it in a used book store because I figured my beloved Thrill Kill Kult were influenced by either the play, the novel, or more likely the movie when they wrote my favorite song, The Days of Swine and Roses. Joe is a swine. […]
Book Review: His Holiness the Dalai Lama with Franz Alt, <I>An Appeal to the World: The Way to Peace in a Time of Division</I>
I will read this short book of wisdom whenever I need to feel hope again. A series of interviews between the Dalai Lama and Franz Alt discussing everything from Trump to Tibet. Right now I think the Dalai Lama is the only person who can inspire me to feel hopeful and for that I will […]
Disclaimer: I love everything Jeffrey Eugenides has ever written, starting with <i>The Virgin Suicides</i> which I read in high school long before it ever became a movie. The stories in this collection span from 1998 to 2017 and all examine the human condition, particularly regarding love, and cover very real situations ranging from adultery to […]
CONTAINS SPOILERS: Although very well written, I thought this book was bleak and depressing and I don’t get the blurbs on the back that claim it has a hopeful ending. Unless I completely read it wrong, an abused girl dying with her abuser is not hopeful, even if it does free her in the end.
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