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Buttons, braids and books

It was too cold and snowy to go outside, so I spent the weekend indoors doing interesting things with string. (Also too dangerous – there was a 9-car pileup here in white-out conditions, and a 60-something car pileup in eastern PA.) Needle-lace buttons… … and matching fingerloop braids… … as decorative book closures. The book […]

The oracle speaks

Neil Gaiman* has a Magnificent Oracular Journal. His ordinary journal is anything but ordinary**, as one might expect, so I anticipated great things from the Magnificent Oracle. I shook the Mystical Ball of Truth as instructed. I shook it extra-hard, just to make sure, while concentrating on a Very Important Question. (No, I shan’t tell […]

More other people’s stuff

First of all, go read this at Abby’s Yarns. Then go buy this: (shameless sponsored Amazon link, or here’s the publisher’s page). While you’re waiting for the book to arrive, you should also spend some time with the Centro de Textiles Tradicionales de Cusco, don’t you think?

100 Unicorns

You may have noticed that there hasn’t been a post all week. (Bear with me as I maintain the delusion that I have regular readers!) That isn’t for lack of interesting things to talk about, believe me (and not even any more of those statistics equations, though if you happen to be interested… no, probably […]

Books, books books

This weekend was the annual AAUW State College (Penn State) used book sale. We go every year, on the morning of the first day, and scour the room for neat stuff. My only real find this year was a facsimile book of hours, though that was by no means the only thing I acquired. It’s […]

Naalbinding for knitters

Let me preface this by saying that I adore the Yarn Harlot and read her blog and her books. I aspire to some day knit like that (and to have time to do it!) But nobody’s perfect, and when she ventured into the history of naalbinding and knitting in Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off, she inspired […]