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Remember this in November.
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"Are you paralyzed with fear? That’s a good sign. Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do. Remember our rule of thumb: The more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it." ~ Steven Pressfield

5 timeless insights on fear and the creative process
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Always a little excited when I have a book on hold. I wish VPL was a little closer. Day trip!
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Knitting hats for Noel. Barring cat chewings of death, I have two so far.
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Knitting and reading at Sbux while my yellow speedster is being fixed. Fun to watch the morning rush of military, health care, and other uniformed sorts for their coffee.
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Russian Folk song, otherwise known as the Tetris Theme. I love finding new variations, and going 'damn, I might have to practice half the year to do that'. I wonder if it's normal to think six months to two years is perfectly acceptable as a learning period for a single piece of work.
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Knit and Stitch today at the local yarn shop. A bit further on the Big Herringbone Cowl. I am getting better at the dreaded k2tog tbl rows. (That's knit two together through the back loop.)
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Library Yesterday (VPL) and Today (FVRL)

Yesterday, I picked up quite a few knitting books (the one skein series, luxury yarn, designer patterns, etc) along with a running book (Chi Running by Danny Dreyer) and two more books in Isobelle Carmody's Obernewtyn Chronicles (books 5 and 6). I also picked up a book I've been wanting to read: Libyrinth by Pearl North, combining the ideas of library and labyrinth together. Borges homage I hope?

Today, I did some snooping around at Clearbrook, pondering the request for Harry Potter like suggestions. I asked Smitty the Librarian for suggestions, and by the power of NoveList and Librarian Jedi powers, here are a few. (I also picked up a copy of A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness)

In the Children's section, there is Jonathan Stroud's the Amulet of Samarkand, first in the Bartimaeus series; China Mieville's Un Lun Dun; Tamor Pierce's Tortall series, although start with the chronological beginning (Songs of the Lioness), and her Circle series (I have not read this series, as it's impossible to find the books in order at the library).

For more adult language and situations, the PG-15 and up stuff, try Lev Grossman's The Magicians, or as I like to call it, Harry Potter flails through university and adulthood. There's Garth Nix's Abhorsen Trilogy, Isobelle Carmody's Obernewtyn Chronicles (more of a science fiction dystopia, but fun), and Mieville's Kraken, which I barely understood but the flotsam-full writing style, that was lovely.

I'll flex my google-fu and find some lists out there. Anyone have suggestions?
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Fishing on the Fraser.
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Twisted stitches leads to complete unraveling, also I was off by a 100 stitches. Sigh. Back to the pattern books. 
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Batcrastination. That is all.
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Librarinim. Student. Damn Magpie.

I read a lot (science fiction, knitting books, histories, cookbooks, shiny cover books, fantasy, random "it's three am and I can't sleep, I'll read this" books) and thus, I like sharing recommendations of all sorts. I won't ignore you if it's a horrible book (I'll just whap you with the book and demand to know what you thought was good about this travesty to the english language).

I knit. I'm afraid of two colour knitting, and I'm knitting my first pair of socks this year. I am also volun-told into knitting several monsters for my co-workers. I have one thing on the needles for me right now, and it's mine, all mine.

I'm a library geek. I tend to follow a lot of Library People, even though I'm not working in a library at this time. Osmosis maybe.


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