Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
wow, i never even thought of this. sometimes i don’t give picture credits if i link directly to a site i got them from. let’s say something knitted if i’m raving about a particular knitting pattern or the finished food product of a recipe that sounds good to me - or something or other. (i'm usually good on the nutmeg grater (most of the pictures there are local and mine) and ravings of a semi-sane madwoman but i guess i'm NOT too good on the reformed pirate
in the future i will make sure to note if a picture is NOT mine. i am normally careful about such things, but i guess i thought a direct link to the person’s site featuring the picture was good enough. my intentions were honorable. i was never trying to take credit for the pictures OR steal bandwith (i always d/l them to my hard drive)
it’s not ok and to those i have offended i apologize. i will be wicked careful in the future.
oh, that's a self portrait of me. of me BY me
via goth knitting
check them out yourself, but here are a couple to start you off with:
from tonks knits we have the lovely which witch hat and it IS lovely
check out this pdf for batsy mittens
which i'm going to make right off!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
tapestry crochet kitty bag
and there are videos to LEARN tapestry crochet too. where? why at tapestry crochet OF COURSE
plus there are also a whole heck of a lot of other FREE patterns at the (second) link
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
HERE to see an AMAZING lego aircraft carrier. there are many other pictures. i just chose a few at random.
link via makezine
........It's a 200,000-brick, 350-pound aircraft carrier -- the Harry S Truman -- complete with electrical lights as well as moving elevators and radar dishes.
As all of us geekdads can appreciate, building this model was not without difficulties on the homefront. Hawking, a German father of two and (at least before this masterwork) neophyte bricker spent over $20,000 on parts and it took the better part of a year. But despite "lots of arguments at home" he somehow succeeded and showed the Truman all over Europe. The brick de resistance was to be an appearance at Brickworld '07 with transport provided by the US Navy, but unfortunately the arrangement fell through...............
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
has a pretty kick-ass collection of crocheted amigurumi
(you may have to sign up, but it's free and there are LOADS of patterns. knit AND crochet. a ton of free ones and some you can buy as well. like i said a TON of free ones)
Amigurumi Sardines Cat Toy
what's all that about you ask?
the four basic styles of basketry
from basketmakers dot org
and here is a tutorial on how to make a black ash cuff bracelet
and while you're at it why don't you learn how to weave a lovely lavender wand
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Hawking unveils 'strangest clock'
A £1m clock called the "time eater" has been unveiled at Cambridge University by Professor Stephen Hawking.
The author of A Brief History of Time was guest of honour when the unique clock, which has no hands or numbers, was revealed at Corpus Christi College.
Dubbed the strangest clock in the world, it features a giant grasshopper and has 60 slits cut into its face which light up to show the time.
Its creator John Taylor said he "wanted to make timekeeping interesting".
The Corpus Clock will stand outside the college's library and will be on view to the public.
Dr Taylor is an inventor and horologist - one who studies the measurement of time - and was a student at Corpus Christi in the 1950s.
He has given the clock as a gift to his former college.