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Updates: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Narwhal

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If the busy, busy calendar is anything to go by, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, but "narwhal" is an acceptable substitute this week because...

Crafted:

NARWHAL!!! I finally completed my first real crocheting project, and I have to say, this little guy is pretty cute. :) For anyone who's interested, I used this pattern from Ramen Needles (with a few tweaks). Thank you, Kelley!

Baked/Cooked/Fooded:

Making chocolate-covered pretzels is sort of a holiday tradition in my house. As is dutifully eating all the little chocolate-covered pieces that are too small to be proper pretzels. ;) I think cookies are next.

Currently Reading:

I'm making horribly slow progress due to an increasingly full schedule, but I like the little I've read so far. And it looks like things are about to get, as Darkwing Duck would say, dangerous. :) I also picked up a few graphic novels from the library because that's about the only way I'm completing my Goodreads Challenge at this point.

Read:

I finished my eARC of Vision in Silver (thank you, kind peoples at Roc!). I'm still mulling it over, but in short: definitely worth reading, but it puts a lot of focus on expanding the plot and scale...which meant less humor and less of the fun little character interactions I loved in the first two books (or at least it felt like less). So, less wowed than I was with Books 1 and 2, but still happily awaiting the next one. :)

Bought:

Here's the Book Outlet haul I forgot to include before. And the paperback I picked up at the library sale. I may have also caved and ordered a little something from Better World Books. >.> But that's not in yet, so we'll pretend I haven't been spending more money on books. Denial! :)

That's it for this week's happenings! Thanks for stopping in and check back tomorrow for my review of Death Sworn by Leah Cypess! In which a now powerless magician moves into a mountain of assassins. :)

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  1. Yey thanks for linking the narwhal pattern, I'm totally going to make myself one as soon as I finish this elephant that is a christmas gift! I think a fun little narwhal is just what I'll deserve at that point :D. Also everyone on my instagram all of a sudden started making chocolate cover pretzels and I LOOOOOVE those and couldn't get my hands on some for a bit this weekend and it was TRAGIC! So send me some pretzels? >.>

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    1. The narwhal should be nice and easy for you practiced crochet folks. (I think I churned out the body really quickly, but the details took me forever.) Would you like me to send you some pretzels? I don't think they're that heavy. :)

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  2. That narwhal is ADORABLE!! Ahhh, chocolate-covered pretzels.....Mmmmmm.......

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    1. Thank you! It's a good thing I have to be in the right mood for chocolate or I would eat way too many of them. :)

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  3. That narwhal is adorable!! *suddenly has visions of you covering a Christmas tree in tiny little crochet critters*

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    1. Christmas tree covered in crochet critters? That's not a bad idea, Silvara, though I'd have to hang them high. The dog developed a nasty habit of chewing up any stuffed ornaments on the bottom third of the tree.

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  4. That narwhal is the best thing ever! Somebody teach me to crochet!!
    Also, chocolate covered pretzels are one of my favorite treats. Yet I can never successfully make them!! If you like peanut butter and/or smores though, I'm your girl!

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    1. Definitely go to YouTube and look up some step-by-step beginner videos, Alyssa. I had a friend teach me, but I used a video to get a better sense of the "flow and rhythm" and hand positioning for doing a circle, and it really helped. :)

      You can't make chocolate-covered pretzels? Hmm, what's your method? We buy the large bricks of chocolate (made for melting), put some in a glass pie dish in the microwave, dump pretzels in, and use a fork to flip them and lay them on wax paper to dry.

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    2. I am a horrible chocolate melter. I manage to burn it every time. I've accepted it as a fact of life :D

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