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Lace casting on

In Knitting in the Nordic Tradition, Vibeke Lind describes what she calls “lace casting on”. This is a length of the narrowest possible one-row lace edging, with loops along each edge. Stitches can be picked up and knit in the loops as a starting point…
In Knitting in the Nordic Tradition, Vibeke Lind describes what she calls "lace casting on". This is a length of the narrowest possible one-row lace edging, with loops along each edge. Stitches can...
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What a simple and yet useful idea - pinned for further reference. I especially like the idea to use it for a center cast on, could also work for a Möbius ...
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And it gets better: to help make these lofty terms a reality, Price said he would cut his salary from $1 million to $70,000 and commit 75 to 80 per cent of the company's anticipated $2.2 million profit to the promise. He drives a 12-year-old Audi and only flashes the cash to pick up the occasional bar tab or go snowboarding.

He was particularly inspired by research paper on income vs. happiness that concluded a little extra money makes a major difference in the lives of those who earn under $70,000. At around $75,000, one's emotional well-being plateaus.

“They were walking me through the math of making 40 grand a year," he said, a number that doesn't allow any wiggle room for a rainy day. “I hear that every single week... [it] just eats at me inside.”

http://notable.ca/nationwide/yp-life/This-CEO-Just-Introduced-a-70000-a-Year-Minimum-Wage-for-Every-Worker-at-His-Company/
We have frontrunner for CEO of the Year. In a time where executive to worker wage gaps are increasing at shocking rates and minimum wages stretch too thin to cover life's essentials, one man has introduced a $70,000 a year minimum wage for everyone working at his company
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And also ethical people wanting to be customers. 
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Some owners decide they should be responsible for waitstaff wages. But where does that leave diners?
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Me too! (said the little roo too)
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Something hopeful for a difficult Monday morning.
 
Racial disparity in N.C. prisons dropping. Between 2011 and 2014, black offenders down 26% & Hispanics down 37%
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Good news always welcome.
 
In less than 40 years, Florida’s green sea turtle population has gone from nearly vanishing to laying thousands of successful nests on beaches every year.
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Thanks, Woozle.
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If you've been following the Hugo awards situation, you'll know that this year's ballot is a mess. I don't want to go into that in this post.

It just tickles me that Bruce Schneier is going to do a post at Making Light about voting systems and voting theory. I'd guess that it's in relation to the Hugos.

Worth checking back, I'd think.
The morning news. Posted by Teresa at 09:17 AM * 0 comments. Bruce Schneier (facts, nonfactual amusing facts, Schneier on Security) is going to host a front-page post and discussion here of voting systems and voting theory. Time TBA. If you don't know why you should be interested, ...
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I usually fall in that category too. I did decide to go ahead and get a membership this year. The one silver lining of deciding to vote No Award for anything from a slate is that it means less reading for this ballot. I will probably be nominating for next year; it will mean reading more deliberately this year.
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California Assembly panel approves legislation preventing police from viewing body camera footage http://trib.al/IAhZYv5
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South Dakota can no longer let judges take custody of Indian children in a 60 sec sham hearing.
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One more step along the slow road to equality...
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Maryland's Republican governor could be the latest to sign criminal justice reform law.
A bill to restore felon voting rights is awaiting the governor's signature.
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More like this, please!
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Oh yes, but I can celebrate reforms!
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I’ve been enjoying following Sybil R’s blog, Knitting and so on, and seeing the interesting patterns she comes up with (Ravelry page). Sybil posted over the weekend about knitting random lace, which is something I’ve been meaning to try for a while.…
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This looks pretty awesome, not least because of the authors in question. A photo of Ursula Vernon in a scene from the world of Digger would be pretty damn cool.
 
In Their Own Worlds is a project where I'll be taking photos of authors in the worlds of their novels.

I want to create big, beautiful, complicated photoshoots. I've been planning this project for over a year and I've assembled my dream team of artists and authors.

Now I need the budget to make it a reality. Through the backer-exclusive updates, I'll take you with me as I arrange photoshoots, work on props and costumes, recruit models, complete test shots, edit photos and launch a fabulous gallery show.

Click on the link to watch my video, check out the pictures and read more about the project.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/458185346/in-their-own-worlds
J.R. Blackwell is raising funds for In Their Own Worlds on Kickstarter! In Their Own Worlds will photograph authors in the worlds of their novels.
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+J.R. Blackwell I just died of glee, Thank You! ^_^
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To new folks finding me: I don't just post about handcrafts, but also link to news and political posts I find interesting as well as sciencey stuff and things that amuse me. I am a progressive, liberal Democrat and post accordingly. Nor do I segregate my politics by only posting it for a single circle. (What I do limit tends to be more personal events or private thinking.) 

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