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Short Rows, Thoroughly Explained

Short rows are one of the best shaping tools in a knitter’s repertoire. They are so useful: for sock heels, fitting busts and shoulders, curved hems, and the list goes on.  This post discusses short rows in general, and five techniques to get the job done, so why not find your favorite? What Are Short…

Holy Lolcats!

OK, OK — in between freaking out about carpet, flooring, paint, and drywall demolition, I sneaked off for a little fun. June 3 was the second annual "I Can Has Cheezburger" night at the Mariner's ball game in Seattle.  And I was there.  Oh, yes.  And so was the New York Times, who decided to…

Fighting A Losing Battle?

The interwebs is a fascinating and amazing time-waster, especially on cleaning day… Don't ask how I got there, but today I found myself reading this psychology paper from UIUC.  It had a description of an interesting set of psychological experiments wherein college students were "primed" with certain social concepts, such as politeness or rudeness, and…

We’re So Misunderstood

How wrong can one news story be?  Tsk, tsk, tsk.  Here's some tidbits from a Daily Mail article just out: If someone told you knitting was making a comeback you would probably accuse them of spinning you a yarn. Well, no, not exactly a "comeback".  Maybe you've only just noticed? …the once unfashionable pastime really…

Oh, puh-leeze.

This is being blamed on credited to knitters. Pfft.  Anyone can plainly see that's CROCHET right smack across the front bumper there, as well as the big front-and-center square.