BookFest St Louis–this weekend!

Sep. 19th, 2017 08:04 am
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So, here I am in St Louis and if you saw yesterday’s blog post you might have noticed there are no St Louis dates on the tour.


Thanks to Left Bank Books, there’ll be an event in the Central West End called BookFest St. Louis. There will be lots of writers there, and the vast majority of panels and whatnot are free! (I think there are, like, two exceptions.)

There’s going to be a Science Fiction panel at 5pm on Saturday, September 23, with Charlie Jane Anders, Annalee Newitz, Mark Tiedemann….and me!

If you are in St Louis this weekend, come to BookFest! Left Bank Books is a lovely store with a very nice SF section and worth visiting on its own, but just look at all the folks who are going to be here! Do come to the CWE this weekend if you can!

Mirrored from Ann Leckie.

Provenance Tour

Sep. 18th, 2017 03:30 pm
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So, starting next week I’ll be traveling! And here’s where I’ll be:

Tuesday September 26

Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA at 7 PM
(With Spencer Ellsworth, author of A Red Peace)
17171 Bothell Way NE, #A101
Lake Forest Park WA 98155

Wednesday September 27

Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego, CA at 7:30 PM
5943 Balboa Ave. Suite #100
San Diego, CA 92111

Thursday September 28

Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA at 7 PM
1520 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Friday September 29

Borderlands Books, San Francisco, CA at 6 PM
866 Valencia St.
San Francisco CA 94110

Saturday September 30

Tattered Cover Book Store, Denver, CO at 7 PM
2526 East Colfax Avenue
Denver CO 80206

Sunday October 1

BookPeople, Austin TX at 5pm
603 N. Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703

Monday October 2

Uncle Hugo’s, Minneapolis MN at 4pm.
2864 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Tuesday October 3

A Room of One’s Own, Madison WI at 6pm
315 W. Gorham St.
Madison, WI 53703

Wednesday October 4

Joseph-Beth, Lexington KY at 7pm
Joseph-Beth Booksellers
161 Lexington Green Circle
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 273-2911

Thursday October 5

Pandemonium Books and Games at 7pm
4 Pleasant Street
Cambridge MA 02139
Phone: 617-547-3721

Saturday October 7

New York ComicCon

Autographing at 4:00 (Autographing Table 24)
The New Classics of SF (With N.K. Jemisin) in 1A18 at 5:15

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone! Come say hi if you can!

Mirrored from Ann Leckie.

I will follow this advice

Sep. 18th, 2017 12:19 pm
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According to my brother, one should not bounce a chainsaw off one's knee as it is very hard on denim.

Fitbit goal check

Sep. 17th, 2017 10:26 pm

How Best to Buy Provenance

Sep. 16th, 2017 03:48 pm
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Hey, Provenance is officially out and for sale less than two weeks from now! I don’t know about you, but I’m excited!

And I’m starting to get folks asking me how they can buy the book in a way that will be of most benefit to me. And just like last time, when Ancillary Mercy came out, the answer is “whatever way works best for you.” Seriously. It’s all good, as far as I’m concerned.

I’ll be posting details of my various tour stops soon–I’m looking forward to seeing everyone!

Mirrored from Ann Leckie.

Let There Be

Sep. 16th, 2017 02:27 pm
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This actually is much prettier than the pictures show.  Alas.  It is in 100% silk, a pale, luminescent blue, and sparkly silver-lined crystal beads.  I wish I could show it off better.  The pattern was called "Illumine" and it is just lovely.  If it calls to you, do let me know.  As I said, it is actually even prettier in real life.

Illumine, front

Illumine, back

Illumine - splayed


Remnant Neckerchief

Sep. 16th, 2017 02:25 pm
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This was to use up the last bit of the handspun that Beth gave me.  It...didn't work out.  It's not a useful size, it was rather a lot of trouble to make, it wouldn't block worth shit.  But, here it is.  Sigh.


Blue and Sparkly shawl

Sep. 16th, 2017 02:21 pm
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I really like this shawl.  It is done in a sapphire blue merino and tencel yarn, with those silver-lined crystal beads.  it came out well.  But, as previously noted, I have a sufficiency of shawls, and it is available on the usual terms.  

Blue and Sparkly 
Blue and Sparkly, back


Blue and Sparkly detail

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To quote from my Ravelry page:  

05-24-2017, In which I pick a fight with my own brain

It’s all Steven Be’s fault. Really. I went in to try several different types of interchangeable needles, so that I can tell my girlfriend what to buy me for my birthday. They were terribly, terribly nice, and let me try things with some waste yarn. So, after, I looked around for something to buy, and saw this lovely gold/smoke/purple ombre lace weight mohair silk blend. I’ve never worked with mohair. “How hard can it be?” thought I. So, seriously, I don’t know why I bother thinking. Not only does it not help, but encourages me to do stupid things.

Mohair. It’s a lotta damn trouble. Ok, you experienced, skilled knitters, I’m sure it’s not trouble for _you_. Me? It’s trouble. Also, although moss stitch is about as easy as you can get, bar garter, I still had to frog three times to get properly started. I mean, seriously, brain, what is your point? You don’t keep me out of trouble, and then you create needless errors just so I can’t start a project clean. It’s all very well to look wise and say, “It’s my process,” but that’s for the rubes. In point of fact, it’s stupid and annoying and I wish you’d just cut it out.

On the other hand, it did turn out really pretty.  It is also quite warm.  Mohair and silk.  

I think I'm keeping this, but if it really really speaks to you, I could probably be persuaded to part with it.  I kind of have a sufficiency of shawls, just at the moment.

Mohair and Me

Spiraling Pinwhweels, Afghan edition

Sep. 16th, 2017 02:06 pm
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So, this is a pattern I did once before, but i wanted to find out how it looked with larger pinwheels and in a solid color.  Oh,this is also crochet, not knit.  I do still do that.  

Looking at the picture it is apparent that "no dye lot" isn't always true.  This is actually less noticeable in real life, however.  And, bafflingly, the color is called "Pagoda."  This is all acrylic,  Caron Simply Soft, which is a very, very nice yarn to the touch.  Available on the usual terms.


Grey and Sparkly

Sep. 16th, 2017 01:55 pm
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I think this one is a near miss, and might be a bit better if I re-blocked it?  Not sure.  It's in this really lovely Madelinetosh variegated yarn, called Mockingjay, with these great, sparkly crystal, silver-lined beads.   The Madelinetosh is 80% merino wool and 20% nylon, I believe.  I really, really love the yarn.  Again, available to anyone who asks.  If I re-block it, I'll show new pictures, but first I have to convince myself that reblocking wold improve it.

Stone and Sparkle

I do really love the spine on this one:

Stone and Sparkle, back

And, you understand, once again with the incredibly goofy smile.  Sigh.

Stone and Sparkle, Front

Interim Interim Shawl

Sep. 16th, 2017 01:47 pm
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If I recall, correctly, this was a stop-gap project to fill in the time until I could get the materials for an interim project which I had started because I was waiting for materials to finish the project I was working on.  This was pretty easy, and it's an odd, interesting shape.  I am not happy with the bind-off, but it's not too horrible.  It is in a navy yarn, a mixture of alpaca and silk.  Relatively nice to the touch, but although there's silk, it's very matte and not shiny.  Will give away on the usual terms.  Tell me where you are, an I'll drive it by or mail it to you.

Begonia Shawl

Begonia Shawl and me

Begonia Shawl from back.

I promise, you will not look as fat as I do in this shawl.  That fat, it's all me.  


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