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It is Make the World Better with a #Sweater  Day!  ChemKnits and the Brown Family hope you will join us in making a donation to Save the Children.  I'm giving away a $50 Webs Yarn Store gift card to the most spirited participant who shares a photo of their sweater #elfie  on the ChemKnits Facebook Page today. https://www.facebook.com/ChemKnits  (See details in the blog post.)  
Post your #Elfie and win a $50 yarn.com gift card! Today is the day! Show your support for Save the Children and Make the World Better with a Sweater! Share your #Sweater #elfie with me on the ChemKnits Facebook page and you could win a $50 gift card to Webs Yarn Store!
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Oh, and all 3 of us are wearing hand knit sweaters
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I am super proud of my first ever Shawl Design!  
 
Introducing the Denise Shawl, ChemKnits' first shawl design.  The knitting pattern is available for purchase through Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/denise-shawl
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Cheering though only Indy can hear me.  Way to go +Alan Gardner! 
See the conference home page. Read and comment on the live blog. Tweet with #civicmedia and #newschallenge. Winners for 2012 News Challenge: Networks will be announced at 1:30pm Monday. Applications a...
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There has been a year of continuous Knitting Projects of the Day!
 
Submit your favorite fiber arts link to Knitting Project of the Day to be entered to win a free digital copy of the Anemone Coat Check Scarf Knitting Pattern!
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December 12 is Make the World Better with a Sweater Day.  Will you join me in wearing a festive holiday sweater and make a donation to Save the Children?  
Will you take the Pins and Needles Challenge with me? December 12 is "Make the World Better with a Sweater Day" and Save the Children has challenged me to complete a sweater project by that day. I will be updating you with my progress over the next month, but today I have to decide what sweater ...
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35.5 weeks - the end is in sight!
As the pregnancy is rolling to a close, I am feeling pretty lucky with my symptoms.  I didn't start swelling until week 32, and even that...
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What went into the construction of Keith's sweater.  
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Finally Knitting with my handspun yarns!  
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I am so proud to back this project.  Please take some time to read Melissa's story.  
Help fund Androgyny's first production run of premium button down shirts. A fresh take on an enduring classic. Handcrafted in SF, CA.
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It's not just us!
 
FTW!
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awesome!
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Rebecca (Roush) Brown is a chemist and lifetime knitter. She graduated from Wellesley College in 2006 and earned her PhD in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology from Harvard Medical School in 2011.  Her dissertation research focused on  mechanistic enzymology, the study of how proteins make and break chemical bonds.  Rebecca has been knitting since she was 10 and started sharing her knitting online in 2008 with her knitting blog ChemKnits (www.chemknits.com), named to combine her two greatest passions.  Among many non-chemistry knitting designs,  she has created a series of molecule-based knitting charts and patterns including a Caffeine Coffee Cozy, Resveratrol Wine Cozy, and Hangover Beer Cozy (featuring ibuprofen and the ethanol metabolism pathway).  Today the ChemKnits brand has swept across the internet from video tutorials to articles on several different platforms.  

"I started designing molecule knitting patterns shortly after starting my knitting blog ChemKnits to justify the tagline "a biochemist's knitting perspective." Before I knew it, I had formed a knitting chart for the amino acid histidine. One molecule led to another, and suddenly I had drawn dozens of molecule knitting charts. As a chemist, its very special for me to be able to create meaningful or even whimsical molecules because despite how important they are to our lives, since they are too small to see we often neglect to think about them. king molecule knitting patterns shortly after starting my knitting blog ChemKnits to justify the tagline "a biochemist's knitting perspective." Before I knew it, I had formed a knitting chart for the amino acid histidine. One molecule led to another, and suddenly I had drawn dozens of molecule knitting charts. As a chemist, its very special for me to be able to create meaningful or even whimsical molecules because despite how important they are to our lives, since they are too small to see we often neglect to think about them." - Rebecca from ChemKnits.com

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