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Yarn Review: Crystal Palace Panda Silk

Posted by TacieJ on March 29, 2015 in knitting, reviews |
Crystal Palace Panda Silk

Crystal Palace Panda Silk

Crystal Palace Panda Silk

52% bamboo, 43% machine washable Merino wool, 5% combed silk

204 yds/50 gr.

Gauge (sts. / inch): 7

US Needle: 1

Fingering (27-32 sts/4 in)

Machine Wash

The bamboo gives a great feel and a luster, the wool gives a soft feeling core and the combed silk gives it sheen and strength.

http://www.straw.com/cpy/yarns/pandasilk-card.html

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On the Edge… the audio version.

Posted by TacieJ on March 9, 2012 in literature, reviews |

About 2 months ago, my girlfriend started reading Richard Hammond’s On the Edge.  She kept reading bits to me until I could take it no more – about 10 minutes – and went off an bought my own copy. Needless to say it took me awhile to crack the spine (figuratively… I like to keep my books as pristine as possible) even though she kept quoting bits to me. And then I read a bit, and then a little bit more not getting very far. So a couple of days ago I bought the audio version, only after checking to make sure the voice on the other end of the earphones was Richard.  Unfortunately it is an abridged version.  I have 2 problems with abridged version.  1) Bits are missing. and 2) if the author had wanted those bits missing he (or she) wouldn’t have written them in the first place.  How do they know what I will think is important? So basically I get annoyed.  And having read the 1st couple of chapters, I could see out what was missing right off the bat. Oh well.

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I slept with Richard Hammond

Posted by TacieJ on February 4, 2012 in reviews |

Ok, not really Richard Hammond.  Richard Hammond’s book On the Edge: My Story.  And it really wasn’t a sound sleep, it was more like a doze and I was woken up when the book knocked me in the face.  Thank God it was a paperback. So obviously I haven’t gotten very far, page 6 or so.   Here is the publisher’s description…

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When Yellow Were the Stars on Earth

Posted by TacieJ on August 7, 2011 in reviews |

When Yellow Were the Stars on Earth

My Beloved and I went to NYC to see When Yellow Were the Stars on Earth written and directed by Franco Moschetti. It was presented at the Times Square Arts Center (303 42nd St) by the Manhattan Repertory Theater.

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http://manhattanrep.com/page51/page51.html

About: Two women in WWII Nazi Germany, a German cabaret singer and Jewish resistance fighter, make the ultimate sacrifice for each other amidst the horrific brutalities of WWII Nazi Holocaust.

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