January 31, 2006
Hello Yarns is a site that sells beautiful handspun yarn but it also has free patterns (including these pirate mittens and skull hat from the previous post!) It also shows amazing images of skillful knits with cabling, fair isle, etc.
Posted by cat at 10:46 AM
Arrr.That's right, baby. Arrr....
January 30, 2006
Just When You Thought It Was Safe...This new ugly brew is called the Andean Free Trade Agreement because it will cover Peru, Columbia and Ecuador. In December, the Bush administration reached a deal with Peru to roll it into the so-called "free trade" fraternity--and, then, figured why not pull in the other two countries. And those negotiations to wrap up this awful agreement are rushing to a conclusion as we write here...
Nam June Paik 1932-2006
Nam June Paik passed away at his Miami home at 8:00pm EST on Sunday, January 29th, 2006. Funeral information to be announced.
Posted by cat at 04:30 PM
January 29, 2006
DIY Knitting Machine!
See also this description, as well as Tom Johnson's gallery and quicktime movie.
// DEFINITELY CHECK OUT THE QUICKTIME MOVIE! /cat
In the SaddleOnce I saw this bedside saddle from Design Within Reach, I knew I had to have one. The nightstand I have on the one side of my bed is a series of three stacked metal boxes with the surface being large enough to only hold my alarm clock and a pile of books. However, there was no way I was going to spend $98, so I made my own. I bought some wool felt, measured out three pieces of fabric, stitched them together, added a cardboard insert, and had my own bedside saddle in about an hour. The best part? I made it for only $18! Click here to see more detailed directions and photos.
January 26, 2006
Web Game Helps Predict Spread of EpidemicsAn anonymous reader writes "Using data from the web game wheresgeorge.com, which traces the travels of dollar bills, scientists have unveiled statistical laws of human travel and developed a mathematical description that can be used to model the spread of infectious disease."
Apple Bomb Knit
Posted by cat at 11:53 AM
Hand Made Petitions from Cleveland
// just got a heap of hand made petitions from the Cleveland Stitch 'N Bitch... going to add these asap to the Nike Blanket Petition awesome!
Posted by cat at 11:02 AM
Government turns up volume on GPS
Filed under: GPS
January 24, 2006
From Zachary: "This Starbucks is in Boulder, Colorado is across the street from the University of Colorado. It was unmasked a week ago by Pope Bathos, and remains so. Apparently the staff of Starbucks is ignorant of the transformation. Or maybe they've decided they like the change."
Union Steps Up Drive to Organize Starbucks
The conflict between the Starbucks coffee chain and workers wanting to form a citywide union played out on two fronts yesterday: organizers formed a picket line in front of a local Starbucks, and a hearing was announced for next year before the National Labor Relations Board.
Chanting, "No latte, no peace," as a union organizer dressed as a giant latte rocked back and forth, about 20 demonstrators picketed a Starbucks at Union Square.
// also check this article Starbucks Baristas Go Union!
Originally from Retail Worker - Labor News - by for and about retail employees, ReBlogged by cat on Jan 24, 2006 at 10:10 PM
Ford Cuts: How The Media Misses The Story
Each paper posed the cuts as a result of the need to be competitive in the global economy. Not a single one of the newspapers--and I'll venture a guess that the same will be true of the rest of the MSM--raised the idea that the cuts have become because of the failure of U.S. trade policy, specifically so-called "free trade" and the success of a policy that encourages deunionization and, by extension, the shredding of decent living standards here and abroad.
January 20, 2006
// I met this girl with the Love Par needlepoint purse the day of the Film to Fiber performance at Artists Space, she lifted it up to show how easy it would be to make
Posted by cat at 09:54 PM
Knitted Digestive System
Check out this knitted digestive system!
January 18, 2006
my new favorite knitting book.
(kakegoddess’s dreamcatcher cardigan.)
// just got Loop-d-Loop by Teva Durham from nina, the knit shop in chicago... i think it has some of the most original knit styles/patterns i've seen /cat
Building a Better World
I've been reading Neil Gershenfeld's FAB: The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop--From Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication. In addition to being a fascinating read, it's also a sobering reminder of just how much our world wastes human potential. FAB tells the story of MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms's experiments with "fabricators" that someone with very little technical knowledge can use to build just about anything. Early in the project, they decided to see if they could create fabs that could be used in the real world by ordinary people. As a result, they've helped to create fab labs from...
// i heard neil talk via webcam at ars electronica last september, he was an amazing speaker and i want this book! /cat
Remote control crocheted robot!
iPod breakout dock
Since the time it was first featured on MAKE, Steve Chapman has continued to develop his iPod breakout dock. The dock provides all of the possible connections that could be made through the 30-pin connector. Of interest is the iPod’s serial interface.
Engadget Podcast 022 - 12.29.2004
Jaan Pehechaan Ho! This week’s show is chock full of goodness. We talk about Orb Networks, Extending the Media
Center PC with an Xbox, the Super-duper green laser, cool (and free) audio from around the web, Apple suing folks,
Monster cable meanies, some iPod hacks, news from Suprnova and how we’re all made of Quarks!
Host: Phillip Torrone.
Format: 30 minutes, 7 MB, MP3
little tools, big message.
Craftivism. What a crazy, combined, silly little word. However, it exists everywhere. The second you decide to make something instead of buying, the moment that you create your own patterns, the thought you had on the street one day about using your crafty skills to make the world a better place. In case you didn't already know, craftivism is something that can be done on the comfort of your own couch or in public as a way to show your resistance. If you are going to be in London June 6th, please consider joining my lovely friend Sonja as well...
Welcome to Reblog!
hi all] welcome to ReBlog, your source for knitting, activism, and new media teachnology! send us your feeds at inquiry AT microrevolt dot org. /cat
Posted by cat at 03:02 PM