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September 2006: Book Reviews

This is an archive of my shorter book reviews and notes, which historically have been posted over at the 50 Book Challenge on LiveJournal, but which I’m starting to move over here. I’m posting them with altered date-stamps, but they might show up in my LiveJournal cross-post anyway. Bear with me, please.

Note: Many of these books also have full reviews available in the book review podcast (RSS).
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My yellow “Cheese Omelette” yarn took second in its class at the county fair. My white “Lamb Chop” yarn placed fourth. I got some good feedback from the judge, and am determined that next year I will do as well, if not better (better would be: more than 2+4, like 2+2 or 1st in any category).

I spent Sunday afternoon at the fair, spinning some more aqua yarn, similar to what I submitted to the competition.

Also, a couple of weeks ago I filmed myself winding a center-pull ball of yarn on a nostepinnde, which is basically a fancy stick that you can use to make a center-pull ball without needing a $50 fancy gadget. But then I found this video, which put mine to shame. As a result, I will just post the link to’s video and let you all enjoy it.
Below the “more” tag are photos of some yarn I spun from fiber I got at the Michigan Fiber Festival– it’s called “Hodgepodge” and was basically fiber that was hanging around in her wool room, blended together.

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Two Cool Things:

First, I somehow missed this awesome review last month in the InsuranceTV1 blog.

Second, if you’ve been thinking of getting Videoblogging for Dummies but it’s just not available where you live, and you can’t afford the shipping, you’re in luck.


Yes, e-book. Videoblogging for Dummies is now available as an e-book, through Diesel Ebooks.

How cool is that?

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