Sunday Round-up

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100 words for 100 days: Began December 1 and have done four days straight.

Knitting: Am now on the fourth section of my Shetland Pi Shawl, and about to divide for the sleeves on my Diagonal Jacket. Did start a new project because I realized everything I was knitting is in dark colors and my eyes needed a break.

Books: Finished Scandal by Amanda Quick. Read it in about five days, so I’m definitely doing okay on the book a week idea. Started A Countess by Christmas by Annie Burrows

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Ree at Confessions of a Pioneer Woman has a hysterical post about how Charlie, her Basset Hound wraps her around his front paw. Seriously, I understand. I may have cats, but mine are just as manipulative. I mean, how can you resist something that looks like this?

Where's the Beer?

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It being the holiday season, various blogs are doing give-aways. Alison Kent is doing giveaways on even days, while the ladies at Smart Bitches are sponsoring a Hanukkah giveaway.

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Courtesy Enchanted Serenity of Period Films, I found a delicious vid in period film set to the tune of “It’s Raining Men.” The usual suspects are there (I’m looking at you, Colin Firth — not that I mind), but I will give them points for including Edward Petherbridge as Lord Peter Wimsey. Clever can absolutely be sexy.

And if you love period films, check out Enchanted Serenity; I’ve learned about some lovely stuff I might not have known about otherwise.