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November 2012

Book Review – No Sheep For You

Details Title: No Sheep for You: Knit happy with cotton, silk, linen, hemp, bamboo, and other delights Author: Amy R. Singer ISBN-13: 978-1-59668-012-8 (pbk.) 2007 Interweave Press Summary A guide to fibers (natural and synthetic) other than wool. Includes information on the kinds of fibers available, guidance on how to …

bamboo forest copy

Winter and Hypoallergenic Yarns

The first snow came today. It’s beautiful. Big, wet, fat fluffy flakes of the best sort – the sort which promise to melt off of the roads in a couple of hours. Flakes litter the lawn, which is still a sharp green and provides a vibrant counterpoint to November gray. …

Computer Knitted Glove using stitch meshes.  All rights remain with their owners.  Image sourced from cemyuksel.com

Computers Learn to Knit

I always watch for great knitting in the movies. Not that I see it that frequently.  But sometimes a sweater appears on the silver screen that makes me go “Oooooh!  Now why didn’t I think of that!”  and I completely lose track of the dialogue for a few moments while …

A Toroidal Knot - Imagine knitting this up with some icord!

A Saga & A Book Review

They sucked me in.  I had no choice.  It was the title: Making Mathematics with Needlework; Edited by Sarah-Marie Belcastro and Carolyn Yackel. And the cover.  Two knitted donuts accompanied by two wooden needles and two balls of yarn.  The symmetry and balance were head turning. Oh yes.  Those toruses …

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