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Um! First Week

I knoy conract is four days, Monday thru' Thursday.
Brains 'splodes--in an entirely good way.
More when I've picked up the bits.

Yarn Spun

Date: 21st Feb 2017
Fibre: Botany waste from WoW
Method: spun on wheel plied from both ends of single on drop spindle
Plies: 2
Weight: 10g

Not bad, when I've not touched the wheel since before Christmas. Took a bit of time and I have quite a bundle of failed bits (will stuff a hexipuff with it).


What's happened to fashion(s) lately? I can't for the life of me work out--beyond a certain amount of acid green and some very bright orange--any real look(s) from the high street stores. I saw formal dresses that could have come straight from my 1980s office smart wardrobe; floaty dresses over t-shirts '90s 902010 style; jeggings (ugh!), straight legs (better), wide-legs (excellent).

In the past, there's generally been several clear loooks that I could either take or leave--normally the latter.

Not today.

January 2017

- Red Christmas by Lavie Tidhar (http://www.apex-magazine.com/red-christmas/)
- At the After School Program for Major Johnson Elementary School by David Macpherson (http://everydayfiction.com/at-the-after-school-program-for-major-johnson-elementary-school-by-david-macpherson/)
- Omnipotent Potions by Robert Anthony Smith (DSF)
- Kicked out of Dance Class by Kelly Castillo (http://everydayfiction.com/kicked-out-of-dance-class-by-kelly-castillo/)
- The Priest Hole by Icy Sedgwick
- The Virtual Swallows of Hog Island by Julianna Baggott (http://www.tor.com/2017/01/25/the-virtual-swallows-of-hog-island/)
- My Quantum Entanglement with a Schrodinger Cat by M. J. Pettit (DSF)
- Black Skies by Arnaldur Indridason (WC-Jan)
- Versions of Us by Laura Barnett (K)
- The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope (PG)
- Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (PG)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J K Rowling
- Babette's Feat by Isak Dinesen (K)
- Persuasion by Jane Austen (PG)
- One Skeptical Scientist's Mindfulness Journey by Scott Barry Kaufman (https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/beautiful-minds/my-mindfulness-journey/)
- I wore men’s clothes for a month – and it changed my life by Lucy Rycroft-Smith (https://www.thefword.org.uk/2017/01/i-wore-mens-clothes-for-a-month-and-it-changed-my-life/)
- Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac: The Commemorative Edition (K)
- The Whole Craft of Spinning by Carol Kroll
- not a lot, waiting for eczema on left hand to calm down



Behind the President? (4)



So, if Trump's to be the 45th president, that makes him a single and not a long-player. Yes? (Well, we can hope.)