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Invisible cheese

Today was a day for doing stuff. I cleaned the house. (And by “cleaned”, please realize that I mean that the house is no longer scary and coated with dog fur, rather than that any particular room is actually clean by any standards including my own. Mom, please pretend you skipped this bit.) I spun […]

Weaving 101: Warping

[Edit: Rewrote the first two paragraphs to make it clear that you need warping posts AND some kind of loom-equivalent.] Okay, you’ve all got string and pencils, right? You will also need something to wind the warp around to measure it – two chair backs, a couple of c-clamp – two adjustable but more-or-less stable […]

The structure of things

In which Phiala talks very little about string. You can pretty much all skip this (except for the last paragraph). I spent the entire day wresting with structural equation modeling (SEM). Now, don’t get me wrong – I actually like statistics, and computer programming stuff, and have an R package on CRAN and everything. I […]

Big News!

I have a whole bunch of things to cover, since I’ve been slack about actually posting here. Ya know, thinking about what I’m going to write, planning what I’m going to write, and making detailed outlines in my mind of what I’m going to write are just no substitute to actually writing. I’ve been busy, […]

50 books

Finished Philippa Gregory: Earthly Joys No string, but lots of plants. This novelization of famous botanist and gardener John Tradescant’s life emphasizes his interactions with the rich and famous of his day (the end of Queen Elizabeth’s reign in England, through James and Charles). It seemed kind of light to me, though it really isn’t […]

Weekend of color

I spent my weekend in the dye studio doing sock yarn. Lots of sock yarn. Mostly variegated, but also one batch of self-striping. It was a three-day weekend here (there should be more three-day weekends in my life) so I had some extra time to play with string. I got eight skeins of yarn dyed […]

Moving up

Ravelry sez: * You signed up on Yesterday * You are #29977 on the list. * 18765 people are ahead of you in line. * 256 people are behind you in line. * 36% of the list has been invited so far I’ve advanced, and the line has grown behind me. It may still take […]

Not last!

But also no closer to the front. # You are #29977 on the list. # 18923 people are ahead of you in line. # 51 people are behind you in line. # 35% of the list has been invited so far Those numbers say something about the wild popularity of this site, though – 51 […]

The knitting

I have finished nothing. On the other hand, I have started nothing, despite the allure of freshly-dyed sock yarn. (I want extra credit for willpower!!!!) I finally gave in to the hive-mind and put in for a Ravelry invite. (What can I say? I’m slow.) Er, yeah… * You signed up on Today * You […]

Weaving 101: Introduction

Like any other activity, weaving has its own terminology. Taking the time to learn a few new words now means that you will be able to follow anyone’s explanations and read any introductory weaving book. It also means that if you run into problems, you can clearly and concisely ask for help. Weaving is a […]