Coconut Turmeric Chickpea Stew, aka our fave

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This stew is so good, we made a quadruple batch when camping with friends last summer, and it was all consumed. It’s yummy and filling and fragrant and pretty and it’s just the best ever! I got the recipe from the New York Times, but it’s often behind a paywall, plus I’ve changed some things up a bit to better …

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Reading is FUNdamental: July 2020

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And here are my July books. I’m taking part-ish in the Shelbey Monae Book Club on Instagram, basically starting for the August books, so we’ll see if that helps with my reading and finishing of books. I’m definitely having the problem of all of the books I have on hold at the library becoming available at the same time, which …

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Take a Break

In DK weight yarn, Patterns, Socks, Toe Up by Shannon

Take a break and knit these soothing socks. Read a book, watch Hamilton, listen to music. Take some time for you, because this year has been something else! MaterialsFinished Measurements: Small (Medium, Large): 7 (7.75, 8.25)”/18 (19.5, 21) cm foot circumference.Yarn: approximately 200-280 yards/183-256 m DK- weight yarn. I used Knitted Wit DK in Grellow (grey and gold) & Got …

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Pomona Pants, shorts version.

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I haven’t really been a shorts person in my adult life. Not sure why, but I will say that it’s hard sometimes, when you have a bit more junk in your trunk, to find cute shorts that fit well. I still (and will likely always) have that riding-up-in-the-center situation, but I think that has more to do with my thighs …

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Socks on Vacay/Staycay upate

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Oooooh, this year. OOOOOOOH THIS YEAR. 2020 started out a certain way, and then, WHAM. It’s not the same year it was in January, I can tell you that. Even February, it seemed like it was going to be one way. But here we are in the unique hellscape that is the actual 2020, and there’s not much of an …

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Reading is FUNdamental: June 2020

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My goal is to share the books I’ve read/listened to in any given month, with a short synopsis or my take on them.. We’ll see how long it lasts, heehe. Cheeky King (Royals Undercover, #2): Nana Malone The second book in a fun romance series. Royal Bastard (Royals Undone #1): Nana Malone Basically the 3rd book in the series above… …

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Socks in progress

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Ok, so I decided to share the actual socks I have in actual progress, too, in the hopes that it will inspire (guilt?) me into getting them worked on… My take-away message from this? I need to get more first socks DONE so I am over that hump. I also need to cast on an entire baskets-worth of Parks socks …

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Hazelwood KAL update & Zoom

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I spent a goodly amount of time these last 2 weeks actually working on my Hazelwood sweater, and guess what? IT GOT BIGGER! Strange how that works, isn’t it? This week, we are hosting a Zoom call for Hazelwood sweater KAL-ers, so join us if you can! It’ll be tomorrow, Thursday, July 9th, at 12:30pm PT. The link is here: …

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Some fave recent reads by Black authors

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With the Black Lives Matter movement happening right now, and folks talking about anti-racism books they are reading, I’ve seen lots of discussion about the importance of making sure we are all reading books in all genres by Black folks, too. To that end, I wanted to share some of my favorite fiction books by Black authors, mostly Black women. …

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Socks on Vacay/Staycay 2020 check in

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Well, this summer is sure a different beast than the one we thought we’d be having when we started planning for our Summertime Sock Knitting Extravaganza this year. So much has happened, and the world is such a fundamentally different place than it was this Spring, and everything is different. I for one have not done the amount of sock …