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Étude no. 7: garter lace with a sawtooth edge

There’s an old kind of lace edging that always makes me grin, because it’s so different from all the other lace I’ve seen in knitting. My mental narrative when I’m knitting one goes like this: Cast on a few stitches. Knit a row, adding some yarnovers to…
There's an old kind of lace edging that always makes me grin, because it's so different from all the other lace I've seen in knitting. My mental narrative when I'm knitting one goes like this: Cast...
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Beloved: a free lace knitting stitch pattern, thanks to my Patreon backers.

Every month, my backers on Patreon suggest words for me to encode as a stitch pattern (using the methods I’ve developed over the last few years). I pick one at random and publish the result on the first of the month. This month, I decided on a variation –…
Every month, my backers on Patreon suggest words for me to encode as a stitch pattern (using the methods I've developed over the last few years). I pick one at random and publish the result on the ...
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Oooooo, pretty!
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Good to have some good news.
 
It's a veto.
"Without drama or fanfare or delay," the White House said.
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Beautiful abandoned buildings.
 
Urban explorer reveals an abandoned world, frozen in time (from PBS NewsHour)
Urban explorer Andre Govia is "addicted to decay." He visited 900 locations in 22 countries. While confronting the hazards of trespassing in derelict buildings, he photographed abandoned hospitals, hotels, theme parks and mansions.
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Within nine years, Utah decreased its homeless numbers 72 percent by finding & building apartments, no questions asked.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/02/housing-first-solution-to-homelessness-utah
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This is a hopeful sign.
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A Knitting Library: basic reference

I wanted to add  book posts to the mix again. I am, after all, a reference librarian by training. Also, I learn best from text and diagrams. A conversation on Ravelry led me to the idea of gradually posting a list of books I’ve learned from, and possibly…
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Crocheted Beloved - a free stitch pattern, thanks to my Patreon backers and my friend Rebecca (who made the swatch).

My friend Rebecca very kindly agreed to do an occasional swatch for the crochet stitch patterns I’d like to try. This month’s Patreon word is Beloved. I converted the letters to numbers and charted the numbers on a grid in a variety of ways. This stitch…
My friend Rebecca very kindly agreed to do an occasional swatch for the crochet stitch patterns I'd like to try. This month's Patreon word is Beloved. I converted the letters to numbers and charted...
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I hope to have more in future in different styles, but yes, it makes me happy to expand the examples for this to different crafts. 
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This was the last thing he posted on Twitter; it's entirely apt.

We'll miss you so much, Mr. Nimoy/
“A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP”
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A Knitting Library: Lace design

I’ve come a long way in lace design over the last few years, but I feel I still have a long way to go. There are three major things I’ve learned from: Knitting lots of lace swatches out of stitch dictionaries. Stitch dictionaries will be a separate post,…
I've come a long way in lace design over the last few years, but I feel I still have a long way to go. There are three major things I've learned from: Knitting lots of lace swatches out of stitch d...
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Film screening: Durham's role in civil rights struggle documented in Counter Histories 2/24 Obtain Checks
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The idea was to see if beads could be added to knitted lace after the knitting was done. This isn’t really a success, in my opinion, but it was worth trying and I’m glad I did it. I used contrast color yarn  and a darning needle to do duplicate stitch and…
The idea was to see if beads could be added to knitted lace after the knitting was done. This isn't really a success, in my opinion, but it was worth trying and I'm glad I did it. I used contrast c...
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Who would have thought that mtv would be the ones to get this story right.
This is an opportunity for all of us to get on the right side of history.
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One factual note -- the article says "other than some speculation, Bruce Jenner has not publicly confirmed or denied the gender identity rumors" -- but three days earlier, MTV UK published this: http://www.mtv.co.uk/bruce-jenner/news/bruce-jenners-mum-confirms-he-is-transitioning-into-a-woman

Maybe they're not considering his mother to be a sufficiently authoritative source? I guess that might make sense, but it would be nice if the article had specifically noted that.

That aside: the point about backsplash -- making otherphobic jokes about some powerful person may cause some less-empowered othered person to suffer -- is a good explanation, and not one I've seen before.
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I don't necessarily add people back automatically; I'm more likely to add you if I know you from elsewhere. 

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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