Eclectic Closet Litblog, Book Reviews & Knitting Designs

A litblog dedicated to book reviews/recommendations, as well as literary and publishing news. Now enhanced with knitting designs.

Wishing Everyone a Peaceful Holiday Season


Icy branches

Wishes for a peaceful and joyous holiday season to you and your loved ones. May this time of celebration refresh your heart and spirit.

Tablet Braid skipping

Happy Father’s Day to my Dad


4 months scaled

Camping scaled

Dad and me scaled

Snowman scaled

Thank you for so many wonderful memories.

Aviva Community Fund – We Need Your Help!


The organization I work with, COMAP (Centre for Community Mapping) has developed a new social enterprise (Mapadit) that will help provide long term support to all of our systems, including the Mennonite Heritage Portrait and Your Heritage Waterloo Region, as well as NewsAtlas. We have found a source of reveue – the Aviva Community Fund – which has created a public competition to find projects to fund and need public support to make it to the finals. We’re competing with projects from across Canada.

Please vote to support COMAP’s social enterprise entry to the Aviva Community Fund. The top 20 projects from this first round of voting will make it to the semi-finals when we’ll once again need your support to make it to the finals.

You can vote once each day for the next 13 days. Please vote, comment and tell your friends. Help us build a new source of much-needed revenue for community non-profits. The benefits of this project will support many non-profits across Canada.

Thank you for your support! Please feel free to contact me with any questions.



Welcome to the new home of Eclectic Closet Litblog & Book Reviews.  Come in, have a look around and make yourself at home.

You may wonder at the move.  Well, many friends and readers were suggesting that it was time to have my own URL as I would have many more options for the future with the blog, and more control over the site.  So after much deliberation and prevaricating, I took the plunge, bought the URL and here we are.

The blogger site will remain up for the archives but new postings will only be made here.  Slowly, as time permits, the archives will be uploaded here as well.

So sit back, grab a cup of Joe and enjoy the new place.

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My Knitting Patterns

Audrey II

Angular Path Scarf

Cartouche Stole

Fossetta Cowl

Fossetta Hat

Sargaço Shawl

Whitman Hat

Every Which Way Cowl

Every Which Way Hat

Every Which Way Fingerless Mitts

Gothic Forest Scarf

Valencia Scarf

Branching Path Cowl

Flower Bell Stole

Whitman Cowl

New Tech Cowl

Vieux Carré Stole

Stacks Socks

Anna Perenna Shawlette

Taming of the Fox

Don't Ask Y

Cantilevering Leaves

Amplification Stole

Combs Cowl

Mindfulness Cowl

Tipsy Scarf

Gridwork Scarf
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