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Ashforth and Plummer’s history of mathematical knitting

Better late than never, I say! Ashforth and Plummer have been doing this for ages and I still remember the joys of knitting a Klein bottle after they got popular on the Knit List (does anyone here remember life before Ravelry?). Pat Ashforth and Steve Plummer are two British math teachers who have been trying… Continue reading Ashforth and Plummer’s history of mathematical knitting

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Teach someone to knit and make a friend for life.

Dress up your coffee cup or tumbler with this reusable cup sleeve — TAXI (@designtaxi) July 2, 2016 Nu, really? Meet¬†a friend for coffee. Teach them a skill they’ll enjoy for years to come. Hopefully as long as your friendship.ūüôā

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Let my skeins go!

(and surprisingly not, “Let go of my skeins!”) Earlier this week I dove into the yarn stash, boxed some¬†up¬†and sent it off to an old internet friend¬†and¬†a relatively new knitter. Don’t think this was easy.¬†Even though I’m not really knitting much these days, it was an emotional hurdle to let my skeins go. Every bag… Continue reading Let my skeins go!

Confessions · Online Life

2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Needless-to-say, this was not a stunning year for blogging here at The School for Wayward Skeins and I am not going to make any wild resolutions¬†that there’ll be a lot more posts written in 2016. When I start knitting more, then that… Continue reading 2015 in review

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Why did no one tell me?

The BeeB has a whole section of¬†programmes dedicated to knitting? Part of the “Radio4‚̧ Knitting series.” Hear! Hear! Featured image: “Flock of shetland sheep” by Andrew from UK – 20061022_0025. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Commons.

Online Life · Stash

Knitting with different dye lots

Definitely good info for yarnaholics!

Confessions · Online Life

Happy Anniversary to The School for Wayward Skeins

Just a quick¬†note. “The School for Wayward Skeins” celebrated an anniversary¬†on this past week. Together with its time as “Yarnaholic Confessions” on yahoo! Geocities, this blog has been around for 16 years! Holy crap! Feel like you want to join the fun but don’t have time to keep up an entire blog yourself? I’m… Continue reading Happy Anniversary to The School for Wayward Skeins

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2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,400 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many… Continue reading 2014 in review