In which two nerdy and crafty (in all senses of the word) girls take on the world one project at a time!

 

I, too, watched Outlander and saw the fantastic cowl that Claire sports (along with her other neat knitted pieces), and wanted one. So, here it it! It’s my own twist on this pattern, made a little tighter at the top (a little TOO tight, if I ever make another, but I do love the way it turned out!).

fishingboatproceeds:

Woody Guthrie’s New Year’s Rulin’s from January 1st, 1943. Still relevant.
1.    Work More And Better
2.    Work By A Schedule
3.    Wash Teeth If Any
4.    Shave
5.    Take Bath
6.    Eat Good — Fruit — Vegetables — Milk
7.    Drink Very Scant If Any
8.    Write A Song A Day
9.    Wear Clean Clothes 
10.  Shine Shoes
11.  Change Socks
12   Change Bed Clothes Often
13.  Read Lots Good Books
14.  Listen To Radio A Lot
15.  Learn People Better
16.  Keep Rancho Clean
17.  Don’t Get Lonesome
18.  Stay Glad
19.  Keep Hoping Machine Running
20.  Dream Good
21.  Bank All Extra Money
22.  Save Dough
23.  Have Company But Don’t Waste Time
24.  Send Mary And Kids Money
25.  Play And Sing Good
26.  Dance Better
27.  Help Win War — Beat Fascism
28.  Love Mama
29.  Love Papa
30.  Love Pete
31.  Love Everybody
32.  Make Up Your Mind
33.  Wake Up And Fight

fishingboatproceeds:

Woody Guthrie’s New Year’s Rulin’s from January 1st, 1943. Still relevant.

1.    Work More And Better

2.    Work By A Schedule

3.    Wash Teeth If Any

4.    Shave

5.    Take Bath

6.    Eat Good — Fruit — Vegetables — Milk

7.    Drink Very Scant If Any

8.    Write A Song A Day

9.    Wear Clean Clothes 

10.  Shine Shoes

11.  Change Socks

12   Change Bed Clothes Often

13.  Read Lots Good Books

14.  Listen To Radio A Lot

15.  Learn People Better

16.  Keep Rancho Clean

17.  Don’t Get Lonesome

18.  Stay Glad

19.  Keep Hoping Machine Running

20.  Dream Good

21.  Bank All Extra Money

22.  Save Dough

23.  Have Company But Don’t Waste Time

24.  Send Mary And Kids Money

25.  Play And Sing Good

26.  Dance Better

27.  Help Win War — Beat Fascism

28.  Love Mama

29.  Love Papa

30.  Love Pete

31.  Love Everybody

32.  Make Up Your Mind

33.  Wake Up And Fight

And more in my budding career as a neck model—I also finally finished a lovely cable-knit infinity (Mobius strip) scarf I’ve been working on for…let’s just say, far too long. I wish I could remember where I found the pattern, to give credit where credit is due, but I can’t. Best thing about the ribbed cable pattern is that the scarf is reversible—pretty on both sides, unlike some cables. The yarn is from the Jenners on Princes St in Edinburgh.

Made myself a stock tie! As per usual, I chose to take pictures in the evening, when the light is not the greatest, so things are a bit blurry and off-color (in the literal sense). I was just too impatient to wait for better lighting. Just getting used to tying it; of course I would never wear a stock pin as gaudy as the one I am using to model the tie. We dressage riders are far too conservative and traditional for that! I only went as far as using fabric with a subtle white-on-white pattern. Considering selling in the Etsy store; any interest?

sushiandpie:

taco-bell-rey:



EXCEPT THIS ISNT JUST A FUNNY HAHA SILLY HEADLINE GUYS
this is really important and is a really great program that teaches skills to inmates and allows them to basically receive group therapy while they are simultaneously learning a craft
IT IS ALSO REALLY RADICAL BECAUSE IT BREAKS NOT ONLY THE STEREOTYPE THAT INMATES ARE INCAPABLE OF BEING DECENT HUMAN BEINGS WHO CAN TALK OUT THEIR ISSUES AND HEAL AND BE FUNCTIONING MEMBERS OF SOCIETY BUT IT ALSO SHOWS THAT TRADITIONALLY GENDERED HOBBIES LIKE KNITTING ARENT JUST “FOR WOMEN” AND ARE ENJOYABLE FOR EVERYONE.
here is an from the above article

They started by knitting comfort dolls, which they gave to children removed from their homes because of domestic issues. Then they moved on to hats for kids at the inner-city elementary school many of the prisoners attended, Zwerling says. “If you look at them, they’re covered with tattoos, they’re rough looking, and many of the young guys don’t have all their teeth,” she says. “But it doesn’t feel rough. They’re very respectful and grateful and very happy to knit.”

THEY KNIT COMFORT ITEMS FOR ABUSED KIDS. THEY KNIT HATS FOR INNER-CITY CHILDREN.
this is a good program and i really hope that people actually look into it rather than just posting the headline and a silly image attached ok
original article - x

sushiandpie:

taco-bell-rey:

EXCEPT THIS ISNT JUST A FUNNY HAHA SILLY HEADLINE GUYS

this is really important and is a really great program that teaches skills to inmates and allows them to basically receive group therapy while they are simultaneously learning a craft

IT IS ALSO REALLY RADICAL BECAUSE IT BREAKS NOT ONLY THE STEREOTYPE THAT INMATES ARE INCAPABLE OF BEING DECENT HUMAN BEINGS WHO CAN TALK OUT THEIR ISSUES AND HEAL AND BE FUNCTIONING MEMBERS OF SOCIETY BUT IT ALSO SHOWS THAT TRADITIONALLY GENDERED HOBBIES LIKE KNITTING ARENT JUST “FOR WOMEN” AND ARE ENJOYABLE FOR EVERYONE.

here is an from the above article

They started by knitting comfort dolls, which they gave to children removed from their homes because of domestic issues. Then they moved on to hats for kids at the inner-city elementary school many of the prisoners attended, Zwerling says. “If you look at them, they’re covered with tattoos, they’re rough looking, and many of the young guys don’t have all their teeth,” she says. “But it doesn’t feel rough. They’re very respectful and grateful and very happy to knit.”

THEY KNIT COMFORT ITEMS FOR ABUSED KIDS. THEY KNIT HATS FOR INNER-CITY CHILDREN.

this is a good program and i really hope that people actually look into it rather than just posting the headline and a silly image attached ok

original article - x

(Source: literarynerd)

ladylazarus63:

prochoiceamerica:

How exactly is the anti-choice movement pursuing a coordinated strategy to block access to abortion? This great ACLU comic details the ways —> http://nar.al/1jz.

THIS!

I just wish this wasn’t an issue. Seriously. Its the 21st century. 

(Source: shipwrecktrain)

With some yarn I never thought I would use, and my newfound crochet skills (not to mention a nifty button), I dreamed up a little soft carry-case for my (glass) essential oil bottles. Space for 8 bottles, and 2 or 3 of the skinny roll-on tubes (stacked in the front). Now I can travel without bubble-wrapping them all!

Rather proud of myself for this; put it together myself, no pre-made pattern. This Totoro hat even has a tail! And it’s the proper color. I’ve been looking at Etsy for Totoro hats, and ALL of them are grey. Totoro is not grey. He’s…this color! Brown/grey, I guess.