That was a “totally different” situation, Inhofe told MSNBC, arguing that the...– Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.): Tornado aid ‘totally different’ from Hurricane Sandy aid (via brooklynmutt) Totally on-topic, perhaps Senator Inhofe can explain why Oklahoma, a land-locked state, has two taxpayer-funded facilities under the command of the U.S. Coast Guard.
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fuckyeahdevo: This is so DEVO but if we here at FYD, earn a 1000 followers - we will prank call Mutato. Enough said.
on-top-of-the-universe: I had an idea Read More You might consider mosaic knitting (google it) which only uses one color at a time and slips the other. Makes very geometric designs. Also machine knitting. :D
myalterknits: I swear if I see hair in the knitting tag again, I’m going to blow a gasket. THAT HAS NOTHING KNITTING TO DO WITH IT. There’s no yarn, no needles, no crochet hooks, no scarves, no sweaters, no work in progress, no finished projects, heck there’s not even a braid. Just curly hair. Why do people over tag things? If what you’re tagging is not in the picture or description, DON’T TAG...
1. Be Kind. If this is the one thing I manage to do, I’ve done enough. Kindness...– Andrea Seabrook’s personal rules are awesome. (via melodykramer)
Why do we have an abortion rate 20% higher than France’s (and more than twice as...– Michael Moore: My Congressman, Bart Stupak, Has Neither a Uterus Nor a Brain (via veruca-assault) I wish I could reblog this 1,000 times. (via evangotlib)
Dear Yarn "Addicts": You Don't Have A Problem.
I’ve seen many posts on Tumblr of people’s yarn stash with the hashtag or comment “I have a problem.” What is the problem, exactly? It is high time we fiber-nistas accepted that we are artists. No one ever told Van Gogh he had too much paint. It saddens me to see people who clearly have talent or desire to attain talent announcing to the world that they don’t...
Best song on Rape Culture. Give it a listen.
astormienight: How the crap do i drop 4 out of 45 stitches evenly??! stay in pattern, whatever that is. work three stitches, decrease one stitch now and every ten stitches until you have decreased four times, work to end. It won’t be perfect but it will work. Give yourself permission to be a little less than perfect.
ursorum: I have the super saver economy yarn from red heart and I wanted I know how many stiches it was per inch if I’m using size 8 needles? I have to make 9x9 squares for this blanket making and I totally threw away the paper that had the info on it… Hehe… Actually, the paper won’t help you. Everyone’s stitches per inch is different— some knitters knit loosely, some...
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climateadaptation: Next steps: Another round of public comments, then revisions to the EIS, then (I believe) to Obama’s desk for signature.
I always feel unprofessional for not having a yarn...
riotpurl: But swifts are ridiculously expensive for a task that can easily be accomplished by holding the hank of yarn with my knees and sitting indian-style. That doesn’t cost my 60+$, thanks. On the other hand I would prefer to have a ball winder simply because I hate doing this by hand. I typically make yarn blobs, not yarn balls. But you ARE a professional. You are an artist. Artists...
Good morning, Campers!
apocalyptic-mess: Now I have to take a nice picture of my Jennifer Lawrence hat so that we can sell the pattern at my work I DON’T WANT MY FACE IN RANDOM STRANGERS HOUSES So blur out your face in photoshop. Or put sunglasses on.
mariasaurusu: I posted previously about knitting a blanket for my sister and I was going to use Plymouth Encore but I stopped by the yarn store and now I’m unsure. They didn’t carry Encore but she said they had something similar that was a little bit softer but it didn’t feel that great… So I’m just looking for suggestions as to what yarns anyone has to recommend for a gift you’re intending to...
To avoid passing tipping points, such as initiation of the collapse of the West...– Scientific American interviewed NASA climatologist James Hansen, who has been warning about the dangers of climate change since 1988, about the proposed construction of the Keystone Pipeline XL to transport oil from Canadian tar sands to the United States. We’ll be talking about Keystone, and the...
getinthecage: i really want pepsi Just one Pepsi, BUT SHE WOULDN’T GIVE IT TO ME!!!
Why are these socks taking forever?
mellymakes: I am almost convinced tiny gnomes come into my living room at night to secretly rib parts of my socks. Sneaky bastards. You’ve simply entered the sock knitting vortex. This will pass. :D
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brooklynandtwothirdsofmanhattan: It’s for my final fashion project which is technically due today, now that it’s midnight. And I’ve been working on it since we got it about three weeks ago, and I’ve spent about six hours doing it tonight, and the ONLY thing I have left to do is come up with a store name. And I just can’t. Mom… Classy yet edgy? How about Shah Nell Number Five? Or just...
(Stupid?) knitting question.
tisburylane-: I have a new project I need to start ASAP. The only problem is that I need to use a set of needles that already has a WIP on it, and I can’t just stop this WIP to start a new one. I would also rather not wait until this WIP is complete because I’m afraid I’ll run out of time for the other one. Do I just buy a second set of the same size needles or…? Edit: The needles are circ 36”...
Simplifying My Life: Yarn Stash →
simlplifyingmylife: Hi everyone. This post is aimed for my fellow yarn crafters: crocheters, knitter, tatters, etc. Yarn can seem quite expensive, so many of us try to buy yarn when it is on sale to create a big stash. Then, sometimes, we do not use as much of it as we plan. We may just have other things to do. Then,… Agreed. Also, just stop buying crap yarn. Life’s too short to...
sailinginstars: i was knitting with skewers because i couldnt find my needles A friend of mine used a de-cottoned Q-Tip when she lost a sock needle on a flight. It happens. :D
Most Whites find it easy to ignore residential segregation. I experienced a good...– Jane H. Hill, The Everyday Language of White Racism (via wretchedoftheearth) ***** This is like when me and my white soon-to-be husband were looking for places. I’d call up and they’d say, “Come on down! Get an application!”. Because I don’t “sound” black. Then I’d walk in 2 minutes later and...
Dear fellow knitters,
sap12345: I am thinking about knitting my mother a blanket as a Christmas gift. I quickly scanned patterns on ravelry this morning but didn’t see any that I liked. I basically want to just make a simple blanket. Anyone know of any patterns or have any suggestions of how to go about making one up on my own? Thanks in advance! Look for basic prayer shawl pattern on Rav. It’s co 57, knit...