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Casey Lyons
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A knitting microbiologist foodie - say what?
A knitting microbiologist foodie - say what?

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Absolutely beautiful! (Sharing to find and knit later!)

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The matching sheep. Sweet fancy moses.

(NSFW if your workplace is super-strict about nudity. There is a naked-but-mostly-obscured-in-shadows woman in here.)

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Liberated from a private share, because the world needs more ridiculously beautiful vegan desserts.

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"Detailed case studies on the history of chemistry and physics show that the role of genius in advancing those fields — and even the role of rationality — is overstated. Rather than a hyper-intellectual, alien activity practiced by a remote priesthood, science is hit and miss, the ever-changing product of less-than-brilliant people, just like every other human activity."

It took me a few years to figure this out. I now spend quite a lot of time driving the point home with my students: for the most part, science is patient and persistent application of a learned process, not flashes of genius by a select few.

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A finished project!

Pattern: 5 1/2 Hour Throw
http://www.joann.com/5-1%2F2-hour-vannas-choice-afghan/P528370.html

Yarn: Knit Picks Brava Worsted (held triple) - colors used were Cobblestone Heather, Dove, and Currant.

Hook: Q

Modifications: Instead of the "single crochet up the sides only" finishing treatment, I added 4 entire rounds of single crochet (with sc, ch2, sc in each corner). My yarn was a little too thin, so the throw is pretty floppy; the solid border gives it a bit of structure.

Naturally, this took me 2 weeks, not 5 1/2 hours... frankly, I find working with tripled yarn and a hook that big to be cumbersome and awkward, which makes it difficult to get into a rhythm. But it's a very easy pattern, the throw is VERY squishy, and I just stashbusted over 2,600 yards of yarn that was never gonna become sweaters, at the rate I knit.
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2/20/17
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One engineer's absolutely awful experience working for Uber.

I don't share this to be inflammatory, but will simply point out that for every experience like this that you actually read, there are hundreds more women who are so beaten down by the futility of fighting blatant workplace sexism that they keep their mouths shut.
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