I'm going through a phase in which I wish I had about six pairs of hands so I could knit everything I want. Of course... I'm not sure how well six pairs of hands and only one brain and one pair of eyes would work together!
Before Thanksgiving, I boxed the shawl up, and Denis took it to the post office to send it on its way. When my niece received it, she and her partner were just about to head off on their Christmas holiday to Malta and Spain, and she took her present with her.
Evidently it came in quite handy when they were celebrating New Year's Eve in Madrid. I had no idea any of my knitting would be quite so well-traveled, but it certainly makes me smile!
Now it's time to get those links out of the corral. Head 'em up! Mooooooooove 'em out!
►Books, Movies & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
- eBooks are helping to overcome book censorship in the Middle East.
- How India changed the English language.
- In the age of Amazon, used bookstores are making an unlikely comeback.
- Here's the latest promo video for The X-Files: Re-Opened.
- How the elevator changed everything.
- One dad's reading resolutions for the new year.
- Old world Russia comes to life in the new War and Peace trailer.
- Crime fiction in 2015: the rise of the Girl who could be any of us.
- How about this benefits of reading infographic?
- Here's a video on how to create a mini book pendant for a necklace, key ring, or other accessory.
- The U.S. Postal Service is releasing a series of Star Trek anniversary stamps.
- Will Smith says it was terrible when he found out his Independence Day character died.
- Good news for this night owl: People who sleep late are actually smarter and more creative.
►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
- Ancient DNA is shedding light on Irish origins.
- Ancient Pompeii is alive again as Italian officials unveil six restored ruins.
- The world's first underwater museum in Egypt could bring thousands of sunken relics into view.
- Tech wizardry is slowly solving the mysteries of Egypt's royal mummies.
- Kansas University researchers have solved a century-old Kansas geological mystery.
- An archaeological dig at Fort Meigs in Ohio uncovered a War of 1812 horse mystery.
- Untangling an accounting tool and an ancient Incan mystery.
- Bones found underneath a school playground in Edinburgh are thought to be those of a 16th century pirate.
- Searching for the lost wrecks of the Dry Tortugas.
►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
- Wolves are helping to heal veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
- The New York Post thinks these are the most incredible nature photos of the past year.
- Animal attire ruled 2015-- and not just because it's cute.
►The Happy Wanderer◄
- Why are female World War II pilots like Elaine Harmon barred from being buried in Arlington National Cemetery?
- George Weidenfeld, a 95-year-old Holocaust survivor, is funding the rescue of 2,000 ISIS victims.
►I ♥ Lists◄
- The New York Public Library has announced its top book checkouts of 2015.
- 24 things people slightly obsessed with reading know to be true.
- 11 books that scared Stephen King (and will probably scare you, too).
That's all for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure.
Have a great weekend, and read something fabulous!