Friday, January 13, 2017

The Big Haul Weekly Link Round-Up

For the addicted, knitting is a lot like reading. The more I knit, the more yarn I need-- just as when I read, I need more books. I don't know whether it's good to have two such addictions or not, but when I received a gift card for one of my favorite yarn sources, I knew exactly what to do. 

What was difficult was the wait because I made my purchase online. When I checked the package tracker app, I kept wondering why in the world FedEx seemed to be hoarding my yarn in its facility here in the Valley. Then I did a little happy dance when they finally turned the box over to the post office to deliver.

When I got home from having my hair cut, I looked for my yarn. No joy. Denis went out to run some errands. Now... have you ever felt like there was a spy cam trained on (or in) your house that let other people know when the worst time to call/ring the doorbell was? It seemed like I was hopping up from my chair every fifteen minutes to answer the doorbell, and every time I did it was for Denis. It was easy to see that he'd been spending his gift cards!

Then Denis returned from his errands, and he brought in what I'd been scurrying to the door for-- a big box of yarn earmarked for several future projects. The delivery person had crept up the driveway, left the box at the carport door and neglected to ring the doorbell. Shame on him!

Now that all the deliveries are out of the way, I've got some links to round up for y'all. Head 'em up! Mooooooooove 'em out!

►Books, Movies & Other Interesting Tidbits◄

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄

►The Happy Wanderer◄
  • Nine stunning images of Scotland from space. 
  • I'd love to stay at Gladstone's in Wales, the UK's only "residential library." 
  • France is doing something this country should be doing, too: paving more than 600 miles of road with solar panels. 

►Fascinating Folk◄
  • Seventeenth-century Italian painter, Artemisia Gentileschi, long seen as a victim has now emerged as a feminist icon.
  • Writer Shirley Hazzard was a teenage spy. 
  • Vice president of Tiffany & Co., George Frederick Kunz, was the man responsible for popularizing birthstones in America, but he came to loathe his creation. 
  • Marion Pritchard, a Dutch rescuer of Jews during the Holocaust, has died at the age of 96.
  • Henry, the last bookbinder on the Lower East Side. 
  • Margaret Ann Bulkley, the first female doctor ni Britain, spent fifty-six years disguised as a man.
  • Jessie Tendayi shocked everyone at the Advocate Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois.  

►I ♥ Lists◄

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!


  1. So glad your yarn appeared miraculously.
    The links are great; love the story about the first British woman doctor who lived as a man. What courage and boldness.

    1. That was one of my favorite links, too, Kathy.

  2. Well that should keep you busy for a while - the yarn, I mean. Interesting about the streaming British TV. I'll have to watch for that. And I'm excited about J.K. Rowling writing a new book under her Galbraith persona - assuming it's a new Strike book. Yay!

  3. That yarn is gorgeous, Cathy!! Can't wait to see what you create from it. That is, as soon as I get back from taking a look at that stone tablet..

    1. No need to hurry. It's going to take me a while!


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