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List Week Ahead

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Next week is List Week on the HGP, but I won’t be around then, so I took a little time today to look through knitting books for gift ideas. Baby might enjoy an elephant hat… or an elephant toy. There are also a bear and a rabbit, and maybe Little Girl would like one of […]

Vision Optimizer

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

  I’m trying out Vision Optimizer, a supplement for eyes, for Vine. It’s supposed to be taken three times a day, at meals. I’m not much for supplements (i.e., I don’t believe in them and I never take them) but I have been having trouble with my eyes. I think the morning pain was caused […]

Natural Selection No Longer Applies?

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

  Yesterday, following a haircut and a good bit of writing, plus our weekly team meeting with carry-out Kung Pao Chicken, I heard an interesting claim on Science Friday: natural selection no longer applies to humans in developed countries. The biologist making the claim explained that the variety of human genetic characteristics no longer affects […]

AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

This is not a stitch dictionary. Let’s be clear on that. A stitch dictionary shows you stitches, like stockinette or seed stitch, or old shale. This is a collection of motifs, color work patterns, and such. There are a few that will make classic looking all over patterns. Some work like classic allover patterns but […]

Knitting, Road Trip

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

I'm heading out again next week, with new luggage to test for Vine and a bus ticket. Yes, I'm trying the bus again. Anyway, I must make an important choice. I'll be gone for a couple of weeks, so I need a lot of knitting. And since I'll be doing a good bit of it […]

Fashion Models to Be Replaced by Robots

Monday, August 14th, 2017

There are a variety of lists of jobs which, researchers have determined, are likely to be replaced by robots. While the most reliable data suggests that most jobs include tasks which will be replaced by robots (or already have been), this is not the same as entire jobs being replaced. It is certainly nowhere near […]

The Creation Scarf

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

This fluffy cloud of a scarf can be completed in one day. Start with Rowan’s Kidsilk Creation, shown above next to the completed scarf. Before and After. This is a discontinued yarn, and as far as I can tell, it was mostly used just to make these scarves. This isn’t yarn so much as a […]

Simplicity 8131

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

I’ve been sewing Elle pants and Hot Patterns tops so far this summer, but for my pretty embroidered-effect silk, I needed a pattern that took very little fabric and also took advantage of the drape and movement of the cloth. This is the cloth in question. It looks embroidered, but it’s actually a print. A […]

Health Problems: Who’s at Fault?

Friday, August 11th, 2017

I'm waking up every day with sore eyes, sore throat, and general malaise. I have meetings every day, too. I'm not saying the two things are connected. But both make me feel like whining. On the other hand, I still haven't gotten back to my healthy habits, so I sort of feel like it might […]

Eerie Silence

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

 The eerie silence: renewing our search for alien intelligenceP. C. W. Davies; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009WorldCat•LibraryThing•Google Books•BookFinder  In The Eerie Silence, Paul Davies looks at all the different ways we might be able to prove or disprove the idea that there are sentient beings on other planets. The whole book is interesting, but one thought […]

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