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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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Out of the wild, two free 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 about isolating motifs from lace, and so I thought I’d…
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 la...
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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…
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 la...
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Wild/erness, a free lace knitting pattern.

Every month, my backers on Patreon can suggest a word for me to encode, and I use a random number generator to pick the word of the month. This month, the RNG landed on wilderness, suggested by Nim. (The RNG has been very kind to Nim lately, and so she’s…
Every month, my backers on Patreon can suggest a word for me to encode, and I use a random number generator to pick the word of the month. This month, the RNG landed on wilderness, suggested by Nim...
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I like the drippy bits on the bottom, in particular!
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Today's move toward preventing insurance companies from denying previously-approved care comes after our ‪#‎WorkersComp‬ investigation was published last month.

Our latest:

http://propub.ca/1DX3Jim
A bill that passed a state Senate committee today would address a problem highlighted in a ProPublica and NPR investigation of problems with new workers' compensation laws.
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In Western intellectual histories, the Arabs are often identified as mere librarians: preservers who didn't substantially expand on the foundations they had inherited. 

This is untrue. 

By the time of Constantine, neoplatonist academies in the Greek-speaking world primarily operated on proceeds from divination, amulets, and basic literacy education for the children of the elites. As Christianity continued to spread, these funds dried up. And in 529, the academy in Athens closed, ending an intellectual tradition nearly a millennium old. 

In the Aramaic-speaking world -- Syria, eastern Anatolia, and northern Mesopotamia -- the neoplatonist tradition continued outside the close supervision of Byzantine administrative centers. When Arab armies finally took Syria and Mesopotamia from the Byzantines, they consolidated control of the Hellenic fringe only slowly, and never quite managed to stamp out paganism. 

By the 9th century, neoplatonist-inflected Mesopotamian paganism had received some official sanction from the Caliphate, being falsely identified with the Sabian baptists of southern Iraq -- a group whom Mohammad had specifically tolerated. And by the 11th century, neoplatonism among Mesopotamian Persians -- likely the same people we now identify as Kurds -- was sufficiently widespread that it began to produce new works.  It continued to do so until the 13th. 

The Rasâ’il Ikhwân al-Safâ -- the Letters of the Brethren of Purity -- survived to the modern day. So did the Nabatean Agriculture, and the works of Thabit ibn Qurra, and the Kitab al-Jabr. We're fantastically lucky that even those survived.

But when the Mongols burned the House of Wisdom, and threw so many books in the Tigris that it ran black with char and ink, we didn't lose just the last commentaries on Democritus and a substantial number of Aristotle's works: we lost four centuries of philosophical inquiry which had been cultivated and allowed to flourish at the very center of the Islamic world. And that is almost as great a tragedy.
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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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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…
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 la...
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I goofed and this post went up early last night before it was ready. If you tried to follow the link to the blog post and it didn't work - well, now it's there.

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Wild/erness, a free chart for any craft based on grids.

This chart or layout is suitable for any craft that’s worked on a grid. I’ve included  a two-color grid as well as an idea for a way to work the design in many colors. The image above has been manipulated to make it look less like a chart, and therefore…
This chart or layout is suitable for any craft that's worked on a grid. I've included  a two-color grid as well as an idea for a way to work the design in many colors. The image above has been mani...
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Wild/erness, a free chart for any craft based on grids.

This chart or layout is suitable for any craft that’s worked on a grid. I’ve included  a two-color grid as well as an idea for a way to work the design in many colors. The image above has been manipulated to make it look less like a chart, and therefore…
This chart or layout is suitable for any craft that's worked on a grid. I've included  a two-color grid as well as an idea for a way to work the design in many colors. The image above has been mani...
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Ack, this went up early! Oh, well, I'll leave it, but the link might not work until tomorrow...
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A Knitting Library: On Color

I’ve seen friends of mine talking recently about difficulties in choosing color combinations. These are some books that I hope might provide some good ideas, both with choosing colors and with different techniques for working with multiple colors in…
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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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