May 13th, 2014

The Librarian

Very nice!


Interesting design, with that "ruffle" at centre back. And hey, can't beat the price (free pattern). Nor the fact that it calls for the same weight of yarn that I finally broke down and ordered from Tanis yesterday (three skeins of Yellow Label in "Tartan" ... c'mon, you knew that the mere fact I was mentioning it here meant I was already doomed)

I've gotten very fond of these shawls I've been making over the past couple of winters ... even the thinnest and laciest are surprisingly warm when they're made from pure wool and, worn wrapped bandanna-style around the neck so that the main part of the patterning shows, they add a little dressiness to bundling up for winter.

Shall have to cointoss when the time comes: Dark Champagne will need all three skeins; Croeso and Tanis' own Eventide (which she designed specifically to show off her variegated colourways) both only require two skeins. Which would give me enough left over for a pair of Travelling Kyma (not that anyone would be able to see that my accessories were coordinated if it were cold enough to wear socks that heavy ***GRIN***)
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Another joy of days off ...

Being able to listen to Baba on the radio. :-) These days he works weekday mornings 9-12 (while we can have headphones and tunes at work, radio is too distracting for me ... has to be no talking or lyrics or else lyrics in languages I don't understand); he used to have a Satuday slot and I've been missing him ... he just exudes such joy over finally getting to work in radio and music after having wanted to since his youth and I love his eclectic tastes in tunes.
  • Current Music
    CKUA: Mid-morning Mojo
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Re-reading Alan Davis' Marvel Tales after finally getting to read his original ClanDestine stories gave new meaning to quite a few bits and pieces that sailed right by me the first time. One thing that stayed unchanged was my hoping that someday Davis gets to someday write the tale of whatever happened the first time Cuckoo and Wolverine met ... since Jasmine excels at pissing people off and Logan excels at being pissed off, actual incident aside the story'll be one helluva snarkfest. I'd buy the book in a heartbeat or less. ;p