All I have are a couple of strange links

Sadly, a bunch of scattered links that sort of show the way my brain darts around when it’s home from work.

Find out how snow removal can provide a workout, and work your laugh muscles at the same time: Check out the funny at Cabbages and Kings. Yes, as someone who has lived in a frequent snowzone, I remember one week when I couldn’t drive to my apartment parking lot because of the small glacier on the hill.

Apparently you can find almost any kind of premade socks for baby — including ones that look like shoes with spats, ones that look like Mary Janes, and ones that look like Teenage Mutant Ninja somethings. (Who knew there was something called a shopwiki out there? Not me. I just found it looking for baby bootie patterns with spats.) If you’re not into knitting (and not trying to figure out how to do TMJT in intarsia or duplicate stitch, you might find this lamb gift a cute one for a newborn (and thank heavens, it doesn’t seem to be “for boys” or “for girls”).

Film noir links here and a dress that purports to be a women’s black film noir dress, on a site called the Peruvian connection. Other pretty objects on the site are made from more natural fibers — cocktail dress with swirly pattern and alpaca Bartlett shrug (knitters out there — do you think that shrug is felted or knit?), or this expensive but interesting jacket. I think I may have to hit the thrift stores sometime soon to see if there’s something out there that would be interesting for wardrobe changes.

Visit Anne over at Gunsmokeandknitting to read about peace, bayberry candles, and a decadent toffee treat. Wish I’d found this one prior to the holiday of gifting.

And if you want to look for reading ideas from across the pond, try DoveGreyreader, or Harriet Devine. Anyone know where I could find someone’s take on current Australian literature? I ran into a couple of mystery novels (that I didn’t enjoy one jot so no names of authors or titles of books), but it made me wonder if there was better literature that someone outside of Australia could get their hands on.

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2 Responses to “All I have are a couple of strange links”


  1. 1 magnusmog January 9, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    The english toffee looks very tempting!

    • 2 wordtapestry January 10, 2010 at 6:10 pm

      And it sounds pretty easy. Hm.
      Do you think I should start user testing recipes in preparation for next Christmas? It would be a shame to wait until the last minute…


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