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chocolatemintsinajar:

I think I am the last sock knitter to knit jaywalkers. #knitting

I haven’t made them yet.  Just making my first stashbuster spiral.  My problem is, my favorite pattern for socks is the one in my head, which is a totally unoriginal top down 2x2 rib pattern on the cuff and top of the foot.  I do not need no stinkin pattern for that one.  :D

chocolatemintsinajar:

I think I am the last sock knitter to knit jaywalkers. #knitting

I haven’t made them yet.  Just making my first stashbuster spiral.  My problem is, my favorite pattern for socks is the one in my head, which is a totally unoriginal top down 2x2 rib pattern on the cuff and top of the foot.  I do not need no stinkin pattern for that one.  :D

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hadleycat:

I found out today that under my new insurance, I pay zero dollars for birth control, sti testing, papsmears, basically everything I go to Planned Parenthood for. This insurance cost me $14 a month. The girls at PP joined me in a round of “Thanks Obama!” 

Yep, the Affordable Care Act is awesome

And if any of us ever vote Republican the others will personally come to your house and smack you.

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in this story, your mother isn’t the villain.
in this story, you find a way to pick the lock, to wake up, to climb out of the tower yourself.
in this story, you’re angry.
in this story, you meet a dragon and
it is afraid of you.
in this story, you don’t need to be saved.
in this story, your mother raised you
to recognize a prison from a home.
in this story, they don’t fall in love with you before they know you.
in this story, they aren’t better than you.
in this story, you have claws.
in this story, happily ever after has bite marks in it.
in this story, you are free and terrifying.
in this story, you get away.
in this story, you bleed.
in this story, you survive.
in this story | Caitlyn Siehl (via alonesomes)

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cory-doctorow:


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Alice: i have attached a scan of my birth certificate as requested since it’s so unbelievable to your staff that a person with a non-aryan name could exist. i’m very upset by all of these proceedings but i would also like to participate on your website.thank you for your time,Cum L. Crackers

this is my second best post

I’M LAUGH-CRYING OVER HERE.

cory-doctorow:

Reid: A Quora admin blocked you from editing on Quora.
A Quora admin blocked you from editing on Quora for this reason:
Blocked from editing until user responds to name change request.
Alice: :(
Reid: as soon as i registered i got a message saying that cum lord wasn’t my real name and please change it
Reid: and i replied ‘fuck off mate’
Alice: i have the same thing
Alice: i wrote them
Alice: “this is my real name you racist pigs”
Reid: what was your name
Alice: cum crackers
Alice: omg
Reid: lmao
Alice: its like a live chat thing
Alice: “quora admin is typing”
Reid: hahahaha
Alice: the anticipation is killing me
Alice: 7:12pmQuora Admin
If that’s the case, could you please send a scan or clear photo of government-issued identification to moderation@quora.com? Feel free to redact all non-name information.
Thanks.
Reid: do it
Alice: haha how
Reid: make a convincing photoshop
Reid: and hten make them prove its not real
Reid: hahaha do it with like a birth certificate those are super asy to fake
Alice: if my name was jane smith i wouldn’t be having this problem. i’m ashamed of being a member of a racist organization like this. please delete my account.
Alice: i said that
Reid: photoshop obamas birth certificate
Alice: lol
Alice: Quora Admin
Hi,
You can deactivate your account at http://quora.com/settings, or if you want it deleted entirely, please email privacy@quora.com.
Thanks,
Quora Admin
Alice: 7:14pmCum Crackers
i’ll be praying for you. i hope that you can learn to open your mind and accept other cultures in the future.
Reid: lol
Reid: photoshop obamas birth certificate

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Alice: i have attached a scan of my birth certificate as requested since it’s so unbelievable to your staff that a person with a non-aryan name could exist. i’m very upset by all of these proceedings but i would also like to participate on your website.

thank you for your time,
Cum L. Crackers

this is my second best post

I’M LAUGH-CRYING OVER HERE.

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Why are all these knitting instructions so difficult to understand?

ingenuityfortress:

I just want to know what and how to make a gauge swatch. I’m trying to make this blanket and this is becoming complicated 

cast  on thirty stitches with the yarn and needles you are going to use for the project.  Knit in the blanket pattern for a few inches.  Is the knitting too tight?  get bigger needles.  Too loose?  Smaller needles.  If your blanket pattern calls for a number of stitches per inch, measure your swatch stitches to match that as much as possible.  On a blanket, guage is not as important as in a garment.   A looser guage means a slightly larger blanket.  Good luck and post pictures!

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freackthehopefull:

Knitting is like any other art in that a lot of the time you go and start something and then five minutes later you realize that you are the worst at everything ever and why do you even bother to pick up the art materials because you were obviously just going to make a huge mess. 

Seriously, this is not unique to drawing at all. 

And then you get lost in it and at some point you pick it up and it is beautiful and then one day you wake up and you have been art-making for 32 years and your children tell strangers that my mom made my Tardis Socks because she is an artist. 

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nihilistbatking:

purl front & back is really really hard okay. As if I didn’t knit way too tight stitches already. I guess that’s what you get when you tried to knit but also have GAD. hehe…

my fingertips hurt a little and this hat is probably gonna look like shit

You’re doing fine.  That Pf&b is a hard stitch.  There are other increases you can use.  Experiment with others like knit one into row below.  Also, remember that as long as you increase the same way every time in a garment or object, it will look like you planned it that way.  Nothing you make is shit.  You’re an artist because you make things.  :D

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