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2017 July 28 CAWcreations Episode 8: Shameless PEI Promotion

IMG_8221PEI Promotion CAWcreations Episode 8 published on Jul 28, 2017

Podcast about knitting and the books I am reading (no books finished in the last few days).

You can find me on:
Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/people/Cherylcan
Ravelry Group: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/cawcrea
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cherylcan/?
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cwartman

& new this week….

0:24 My patterns have been posted on Fleece and Harmony’s site: https://fleeceandharmony.com/collecti…

2:00 Hap(py) Shawl in Baby Boo Collection and Beach Blanket FO (now you can get Beach Blanket only in Signature yarn). Pattern available through their website or on Revelry for $8 CDN.

WIP in fingering weight using Strawberry fields in centre and Rhubarb on lace edge.

3:47 Amazing tone variation in yarn. Love it!!

4:27 Squall Scarf also in Beach Blanket. It was a “Value KAL” project. It costs $1 on the Fleece and Harmony website. They are working on getting it up for sale on Ravelry but you will have to wait for that. Molly is modeling the scarf for me.

4:58 Zig Zag Baby Cardigan in Fleece and Harmony Baby Boo Collection. Knit top down They are working on getting it up for sale on Ravelry but you can get it now for $8 CDN on Fleece and Harmony’s site.

6:25 Grain Deep tags with my logo on them. They are from Canada (not PEI). Such a great company to work with.

6:37 Zig Zag Cardigan kit sourced from PEI artisans and companies: Harris Leatherworks, Joyce’s knitting bags, and Fleece and Harmony.

10:20 Large bag for afghan by Michelle. It fits all of the yarn and Gavin’s Afghan by CAWcreations in 4 mm (US 6) Knit Picks Dishie.

12:19 What has been happing with me.

13:50 KALs

“I like your sweater” hosted by CAWcreations,
but also knitting for
“Sock Box” KAL hosted by Yarngasm podcast.

Books, CAWcreationsPodcast, knitting

CAW creations Episode 7: Beach Days and Pride

2017 July 24 Episode 7 CAWcreations

A podcast about knitting and the books I am reading.

You can find me on:
Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/people/Cherylcan
Ravelry Group: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/cawcrea…
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cherylcan/?…
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cwartman

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2:00 WIPs

2:04 Knitters Mitts by H. Wulfraat Designs using 2 mm (US ) UK Alpaca fingering yarn

2:31 Mrs Browns Bags in the three skein Pride design made by Jodi from the Grocery Girls Podcast. 

2:42 Gingerbread Sweater by Libby Jonson using 4 mm (US 6) Madelinetosh  Tosh DK in Coal Seam and Bayview Fiber Arts in Barn Board.

3:20 Gavin’s Afghan by CAWcreations in 4 mm (US 6) Knit Picks Dishie.

4:20 Sock Scrap Yarn Blanket modified to Stockinette made for a queen bed. I am on row 2.

6:00 Mary Maxim kits Snoopy hat and sweater, & kitten sweater over 30 years old and look brand new.

7:09 KALs

“I like your sweater” hosted by CAWcreations, but also knitting for the Knitting in Stitches podcast.

“I want my value” KAL hosted by the Knitting in Stitches podcast, and
“Sock Box” KAL hosted by Yarngasm podcast.

8:00 King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard review by Cheryl Ann.

Books

Review of Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

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Dutch author Heuvelt’s English-language debut novel is called Hex. It is about a town haunted by a 17th-century witch, Katheryn van Wyler. Townsfolk uncover the true face of evil—and it’s not supernatural.

I loved this book. It was recommended to me by a friend and I am so glad. I had kind of gotten away from this type of book but a great read like this one really got me back into it. Although it is scary, the worst part of the story is the social implications of the terror people feel not how scary the witch is. Heuvelt is so good at getting into people’s heads to  how they would react and cope with the supernatural curse on their town. These psychological impacts are so well written and feel true. People are at their most scared here, so there are dizzying arrays of reactions.

The story is a slow burn set in present day. Give it a chance.  Thomas sets the stage by slowly revealing the fate of Katheryn, and why she cursed this town. The elders of the present day have a web lockdown on the town to keep track of their witch as well as to contain the curse. As is human nature, the young adults of the town are chafing against the strict protocols designed to keep the town and all its people safe. Their normal exploration of boundaries leads the entire town down a dark and dangerous path.

Some of the first people we meet are the Grant family. They moved into Black Spring not realizing that once there they could never move out. We get to explore their experience and eventual decision to have children. Tyler, one of their children, is my favourite character in the book. It may be because reminds me of my middle son. He is not a bad kid but has been raised to think for himself, so is now pushing his own agenda as only an idealistic young adult will. I really could see how the situations in the book could happen. The characters rang true to me. Especially, the scenes where parents who knew the rules, still protected their offspring from the consequences of their rash decisions.

If you like a psychological thrill laced with a bit of the supernatural and lots of social commentary, then this book is for you. I hope you enjoy it.