Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Thigh-High Stripes

I am working on my Thigh-High Stripes from Sock Knitting Master Class. I really like this book, and most of the patterns in it, but I have to admit that I bought the book for this pattern. I, of course, am using different colors. I wasn't sure about the white. I was afraid it would be too bright and cause too much contrast with the other colors, but I think it's going to be great. These are all the colors I'm using. I chose to use blue as my main color because I have so much of it. Most of the other colors are either left over from other projects or small skeins. 

I am currently reading three books. I am reading Nourishing Traditions, which embraces my way of thinking about diet. It's rather nice, actually. I've found many recipes I want to try. I have at least 5 recipes I want to try next week, and I've only gotten through the lacto-fermentation section of recipes.

the perpetuation of this “pseudo-mathematics,” this emphasis on the accurate yet mindless manipulation of symbols, creates its own culture and its own set of values. Those who have become adept at it derive a great deal of self-esteem from their success. The last thing they want to hear is that math is really about raw creativity and aesthetic sensitivity. Many a graduate student has come to grief when they discover, after a decade of being told they were “good at math,” that in fact they have no real mathematical talent and are just very good at following directions. Math is not about following directions, it’s about making new directions.

Lockhart, Paul (2009-04-01). A Mathematician's Lament: How School Cheats Us Out of Our Most Fascinating and Imaginative Art Form (pp. 30-31). Perseus Books Group. Kindle Edition.

I'm not far into the book, but I am thoroughly enjoying it. I recommend it to anyone who loves math, hates math, teaches math, and makes policy about education.

Thanks to Quirkie for this idea! And now for a little pay it forward crafting style:
The first three people to comment on this post will receive a little gift - something personal from me to you. Within 2 months I'll create something unique to share with the first three people to comment on this post. But in order to receive your present you have to play along.

Spread the love on your own blog promising to send a little special something to the first three people who comment on your post. You get 72 hours to re-post, or I'll have to move on to the next person. Please only comment if you're willing to pay it forward. If you want to receive something unique from me in the mail and if you are willing to do the same for others, leave a comment below!

Please leave your email address so that I can contact you directly! And blog URL so that I and others can visit your blog! Again, I want to emphasize that please only comment if you're willing to pay it forward. Nobody likes a taker.

Who's down for paying it forward craft style?

You may, of course, comment (please do!), just don't enter the giveaway if you're not interested!

Once again, I'm joining Ginny and Tami this week.


  1. Hey so happy to see you're playing along with the pay it forward idea =)
    I just wanted to correct you, I'm not Teesha Moore, I just adore her style and adapted her fabric journal tutorial to my own personal style. Anyway, craft on!

  2. I was afraid of that! Thanks for letting me know!


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