madamedefargeknits

grandmaspatterns:

Here’s that striking sweater featured on the right hand side of the Knits for Men cover. I don’t know…all those crazy stripes look a little intimidating to me, but I bet a seasoned crafter who knows their way around a crochet hook and/or knitting needles could figure it out.

These old patterns are wonderful for using the charts,but honest to god the vintage editors had their heads up their butts for knitting a fair isle sweater in four flat pieces. The WHOLE POINT to fair isle knitting is two colors at a time in the round with steeks.  Grab a copy of Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Knitting Without Tears and make a sweater the way nature intended.   PS Zimmermann’s Knitter’s Almanac has a two color sweater pattern that could easily be adapted to use the chart above if you like those zigzags, which, by the way, are a great first fair isle pattern. 

blueamerica

blueamerica:

Alan Grayson knows what’s up!

alangraysonemails:

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This, Maybe

Q. What do you and Fleetwood Mac have in common?

A. Possibly, the RIAA-certified Quadruple Platinum Award for Fleetwood Mac’s album “The Dance.”

OK, here is the deal. Howie Klein, impresario of the Blue America PAC, owns this gorgeous award, given in recognition of…

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ras-al-ghul-is-dead:

A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

I don’t know who any of these folks are.

They were tourists I presume.

But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."

(Laughs.)

There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’

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Remember that time you chained yourself to a tree in college to prevent “the man” from cutting it down? Contrary to what you tell yourself now (something about being pulled into young activist drama?), you may have been acting rationally.

People who are more sensitive to the ideas of fairness and equity are driven by logic, not emotion, according to a recent University of Chicago study published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

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breanieswordvomit

Here’s an idea

breanieswordvomit:

I’m just going to put this out there.

I want to create my own job of personal concierge, shopper, organizer and decorator. 

Someone please tell me how to do this. kthanksbye. 

Get a degree in hotel management.  Work at the highest class place you can find for five years. Then put an ad in a Beverly Hills private shopping magazine (they exist.)  Also… Be aware that “concierge” means you clean up vomit when your boss gets drunk.

madamedefargeknits
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

ppaction

ppaction:

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.

pretzelquatyl
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)