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I really, really want this new book. I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but I have a feeling it might be a technique that works well with my knitting secret code methods... Even if it isn't, it sounds fascinating.
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Yep, I am an enabler. This is an awesome book. It's expensive at $60 but it's huge -- about 400 pages and oversized. Well worth it. 
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DO WANT.
 
Great new book from Judith Durant.

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Ooooooo, meeee toooooo....
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Most of these hardened, often homeless injectors couldn’t believe he was for real. And when they saw that this tall, ruggedly handsome blonde guy was actually risking arrest to try to help them save their own lives, they were touched. People whose faces bore the street mask of affectless despair lit up, if only momentarily — some even asked how they could help.

This was unlike their other interactions. Here, they were accepted exactly as they were. Here they were welcomed, not rejected. To addicts, then, the message of needle exchange is powerful. It says, “You are valuable and human, even if you do take drugs.” It says, “I know you want to do the right thing and I want to help you.”

When you come from a world where you are seen as the lowest of the low — where people literally cross the street to avoid you — such a message is stunning. And oddly, because it allows addicted people to feel accepted while still taking drugs, needle exchange often opens the door to considering recovery.
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Help put stress on the new Knitty server tonight at 7EST. There will be a special link to click on the linked page; not the regular Knitty page. 
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No worries! I'm sure there will be sufficient numbers of people clicking around. :)
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Out of the wild, two free stitch patterns

When I designed Wild/erness, I was struck by various motifs I saw within it. Reading Creating Original Handknitted Lace by Margaret Stove has given me more confidence about isolating motifs from lace, and so I thought I’d pull them out as stitch patterns…
(whoops! swatch photo coming.) When I designed Wild/erness, I was struck by various motifs I saw within it. Reading Creating Original Handknitted Lace by Margaret Stove has given me more confidence...
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I hate the Downtown Loop. I'm very interested to see what happens.
 
Here's the master plan for #Durham & ditching the Downtown Loop http://buff.ly/1KxmelV
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Glad they seem to be finally getting serious about this, even if it's still probably years away.
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More on multiple yarnovers

I’ve been considering multiple yarnovers some more, and also talking them over with some friends on Ravelry. (Thanks to you for helping clarify my thoughts, if you’re reading this.) The doily in the featured image is my variation on Auge, which was the…
I've been considering multiple yarnovers some more, and also talking them over with some friends on Ravelry. (Thanks to you for helping clarify my thoughts, if you're reading this.) The doily in th...
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Yay! Auge is beautiful, but the part I like is the middle bit, that's for sure.
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A couple of knitting book reviews

We’ve been visiting family in California, which is always fun. One thing I like about it is that I can explore the knitting books in a different library. In other words, I’ve gone on vacation and brought you a couple of book reviews as a souvenir.
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Buttercup, a free lace knitting pattern for five-petaled flowers

I’ve done one last set of outtakes from Wilderness. I found a five-petaled flower shape in it, and I haven’t seen many of those out there. I particularly like the way the mini cable makes the space between the petals into a symmetrical star.
I've done one last set of outtakes from Wilderness. I found a five-petaled flower shape in it, and I haven't seen many of those out there. I particularly like the way the mini cable makes the space...
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Darn you trying to influence me with my green bias ;D
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Nim's designed another shawl with one of my stitch patterns, and I'm so excited! I love the addition of scallopy bits above where the lace starts.

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There are some lovely projects that will be linked, I know, including some with beads.
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Its Tea Time! A crochet crocodile teapot cozy with a matching mug cozy makes tea that much more delicious.
Its Tea Time! A crochet crocodile teapot cozy with a matching mug cozy makes tea that much more delicious.
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That is seriously cute!  I might have to break out my crochet hooks :)
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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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