Knit & Listen: Patterns Paired with Audiobooks

The blustery winter weather outside makes staying indoors necessary. So, a good way to keep yourself busy is by starting a new yarn project. We’ve picked three patterns for you to try. Not only did we pick out some adorable projects, but we have also paired them with an audiobook recommendation. Listening while you craft will make winter fly by! Read more

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Have GOOD CLEAN FUN with Nick Offerman

If you’ve read Nick Offerman’s first book, Paddle Your Own Canoe, you know that the man loves woodworking. With his third and newest title, Good Clean Fun, Nick Offerman shares stories from the Offerman Woodshop, personal experiences about his own journey in woodworking, and some life lessons he has picked up along the way—as well as instructions on how to make some of their popular pieces. An audiobook edition bonus? Five original songs created and performed by Nick Offerman and Jeff Tweedy. Read more

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Truman Capote and The Swans of Fifth Avenue

New York Times bestselling author Melanie Benjamin‘s newest book is The Swans of Fifth Avenue. It is the story of Truman Capote and New York’s 1950s socialites: Slim Keith, C.Z. Guest, Gloria Guinness, Pamela Churchill, and Babe Paley. These women are otherwise known as New York’s “Swans”. In 1975, after years of friendship (particularly between Capote and Babe), Capote published a thinly veiled story about the Swans’s deepest, darkest secrets–which left everyone reeling, and Capote ousted from their society. Melanie Benjamin writes meticulously and fantastically of this event, what led up to it, and how Capote and Babe became such fast, deep friends. Read more

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