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crescent shawls: tiling flattened diamonds.

When I posted Galaxite on Saturday, I wrote in passing about using a tiled flattened diamond to create the stitch pattern. This post goes into more detail about how this structure was created. Crescent-shaped shawls have been popular among knitter and…
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Holy heels and toes, Batman! All the sock classes on Craftsy are on sale this weekend! My link takes you right to the sock class sale.

Link: http://www.craftsy.com/ext/DonnaDruchunas_W3

Whether you're a first-time sock knitter or you're itching to design your own socks, there's something here for you. Cuff down, toe up, easy, hard, and varieties galore.
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Galaxite: a free chart for any craft

Yes, that chart in the featured image is leaning. There’s some crafts that can be worked from a grid, but which bias in the process: tapestry crochet, for example. I can’t crochet any more (please, no suggestions), but I can still make a “secret code”…
Yes, that chart in the featured image is leaning. There's some crafts that can be worked from a grid, but which bias in the process: tapestry crochet, for example. I can't crochet any more (please,...
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A big step forward. The vaccine is only about 30% effective, but it's a start. Against malaria, all weapons are needed. 
European regulators approved the first-ever malaria vaccine on Thursday even though it doesn't work very well.
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Would you like to try this beautiful garter stitch edging?
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Book Review: @knitsonik's Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned this book in the same post as Sequence Knitting, then went on to only review the latter. Now it’s this book’s turn. KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook, by Felicity Ford. KNITSONIK, 2014. ISBN: 978-0993041501.…
A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned this book in the same post as Sequence Knitting, then went on to only review the latter. Now it's this book's turn. KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook, by F...
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Jan knew she had to find creative ways of changing people’s minds. She came up with an idea: During the first week of school, each girl would learn to write her father’s name.

For the fathers, that changed everything. Jan, who spent more than 30 years in the United States, remembers their reactions. “I swear to God, the guy was crying. He said, ‘I don’t know how to write my name. I put my thumb on everything. And my 4-year-old girl knows how to write my name.’”
How do you spark a movement in a conservative community? A Q&A with Razia Jan, founder of the Zabuli Education Center.
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Galaxite: a free lace knitting stitch pattern

Galaxite is the word of the month! It’s a sparkly, dark mineral first found in North Carolina, and I think I need to pester Katherine for a photograph of her sample. Oh, right. Let’s back up a little: each month I pick a word from suggestions provided by…
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Obvious: a free lace knitting stitch pattern

This is a ground pattern based on a standard sequence that’s often seen in lace—Barbara Walker remarks upon it. I don’t remember seeing this exact version before, though I have seen one called Alternating Feather that repeats Rows 1&2 several times, and…
This is a ground pattern based on a standard sequence that's often seen in lace—Barbara Walker remarks upon it. I don't remember seeing this exact version before, though I have seen one called Alte...
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Oh, yes, that's the intermediate step between this and Alternating Feather. (Rows 1&2) x 2, (rows 3&4) x 2. Nifty!

I had the same thought about the fagoting, and it would be even mor obvious without the alternating plain rows. Anyway, it looks like a useful mesh for something or another. 
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FYI for Ravelry users.

Edit: all is well now.
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Ahh, no worries, it's usually my brain that gets easily confused ;)
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While he worked to ingratiate himself with the local slave-holding gentry, his secret dispatches to the Foreign Office in London and to his superiors at the British legation in Washington conveyed his horror at what he saw around him. ❞
A British consul witnessed the cynical process that plunged the United States into civil war in the 1860s. His observations can teach us a lot today.
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