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When I decided to knit a shawl based on sunflowers, I really had no idea what I wanted to call it. Shortly after starting work on this shawl, it was International Women’s Day, and I was reminded that my great-grandmother had been a suffragist in Kansas as…
When I decided to knit a shawl based on sunflowers, I really had no idea what I wanted to call it. Shortly after starting work on this shawl, it was International Women’s Day, and I was reminded th…
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Here’s the fixed up version of Permutation 3 from two weeks ago. I’ve named it something that might be confusing if you’re used to putting beads in your lace. There’s a reason for it, though. I used to work in a fabric store. One of the standard forms of…
Here’s the fixed up version of Permutation 3 from two weeks ago. I’ve named it something that might be confusing if you’re used to putting beads in your lace. There’s a reas…
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It occurs to me to mention that I have a bundle on Ravelry that lists all the patterns I know of that use my stitch patterns: Naomi’s stitch patterns in use. So far, it’s just nine patterns, but I know of four more that will be coming in the next few…
It occurs to me to mention that I have a bundle on Ravelry that lists all the patterns I know of that use my stitch patterns: Naomi’s stitch patterns in use. So far, it’s just nine patt…
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I’m gradually rewriting my knitting “secret code” posts. I’m publishing the new versions as blog posts. This is the next in the sequence; once I’ve written everything up, I’ll update the old version. Once I’ve charted the numbers onto a grid, my next task…
I’m gradually rewriting my knitting “secret code” posts. I’m publishing the new versions as blog posts. This is the next in the sequence; once I’ve written everything …
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The word of the month is heatwave, suggested by Susan on Patreon. I usually develop a complicated knitting stitch pattern for each word, but I also like to provide a basic chart for any craft that’s worked on a grid: beads, cross stitch, whatever. This…
The word of the month is heatwave, suggested by Susan on Patreon. I usually develop a complicated knitting stitch pattern for each word, but I also like to provide a basic chart for any craft that’…
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I’m making good progress on the big project that’s got my attention at the moment. I thought I’d take a few moments to spotlight the patterns I’ve published for sale this year (and an extra). Here is a link to all my patterns. Meeting of the Waters These…
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I have a big project I’ve been working on for a long time, and I need to carve out some time to sit down and finish it. (You’ll know what it is when it’s done and published.) I think what that means is that I need to take a few weeks off blogging, except…
I have a big project I’ve been working on for a long time, and I need to carve out some time to sit down and finish it. (You’ll know what it is when it’s done and published.) I th…
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Life. Don't talk to me about Life. </Marvin the Paranoid Android>

In other words, I totally understand! ^_^
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September’s stitch pattern word is raven, suggested by Ron on Patreon. I really wanted to knit this one in black, for obvious reasons, but it’s hard to photograph black lace so as to show all the details, even when it’s beautiful. I had to console myself…
September’s stitch pattern word is raven, suggested by Ron on Patreon. I really wanted to knit this one in black, for obvious reasons, but it’s hard to photograph black lace so as to show all…
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Somehow, I thought that might happen. :D
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The kinds of chart layouts produced by reflective symmetry (as described in my last post on the topic) can make the columns along the line of symmetry look a bit clunky. This post explains a way to fix that. If you find anything confusing about it, I…
The kinds of chart layouts produced by reflective symmetry (as described in my last post on the topic) can make the columns along the line of symmetry look a bit clunky. This post explains a way to…
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Étude no. 15: permutations. Rolling up 3 stitch lace patterns with dice.

I’m designing a pattern which needs a little simple lace in a multiple of 3 stitches at the beginning. I didn’t want a secret code lace. I wanted a multiple of 2, 4, 6, or 12 rows. In the end, I used simple diagonal lines because it flowed nicely with the…
I’m designing a pattern which needs a little simple lace in a multiple of 3 stitches at the beginning. I didn’t want a secret code lace. I wanted a multiple of 2, 4, 6, or 12 rows. In t…
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Immediately after I posted about using a subset of rows from a complex chart as a coordinating stitch pattern, I started wondering about a subset of columns. This is naturally more complicated, as the decreases and increases have to be balanced out, which…
Immediately after I posted about using a subset of rows from a complex chart as a coordinating stitch pattern, I started wondering about a subset of columns. This is naturally more complicated, as …
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Fiber arts lover and peripatetic reference librarian. Information dilettante.
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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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Journalism in the public interest.

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I make soap, and lipbalms, and things from yarn!

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DOMA Is Still Alive, Folks. If you have any doubt that there needs to be a lot more work regarding the benefits of marriage for LGBT America

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