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Entropy in action. This is why we can’t have nice things. And notice he switched couches. Can’t nap on it after all the cushions have been thrown on the floor!

Not enough stuff

I don’t think I have enough things to actually make up a post, but I don’t want them to get lost, so here you are. A whole new perspective on Penn State squirrels Medieval medical science (yes with pictures; you’ve been warned) Commander Chris Hadfield on Zen Pencils. What are you going to do today?

Don’t mind me

Here, have a picture. This is what I’ve been working on, or not working on. Some of both, I suppose. A pair of socks on DPNs, and learning how to knit two socks at once on two circs. Also, boxer.

So many things

First and most exciting: Ancient Textiles, Modern Science is available for pre-order from Oxbow Books/David Brown Books (here’s the UK link). The European Textile Forum was founded as an annual meeting for academics, craftspeople, re-enactors and enthusiasts to share their experiences and compare notes. With varied day workshops and evening lectures, the ‘Textilforum’ has something […]


It seems like everything I’ve done with string for the past couple years has been for classes and articles and such, and it feels wrong to me to put much of that on the blog. If nothing else, someone has paid money for that piece of knowledge, and I don’t want to just give it […]

Making my way home

WordPress ate my post, it seems. So here, have some pictures instead. I’ve been traveling enough that I bought amusing socks specifically for going through security. This trip: Oklahoma City, for a combination of professional conference and project planning meeting. I stayed at the Colcord, Oklahoma City’s oldest skyscraper. The building’s twelve stories were quite […]


No really.

Ferocious Monster

Ferocious Monster, Octoberish 1994 – January 13, 2013 Morgan was my longest constant companion, accompanying me from North Carolina to New Mexico to Pennsylvania. He outlasted Ghost and Grendel: there before either, and after both. He was with me longer than Nick, even. But eventually the body wears out, the medicine stops working so well, […]