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so guess who’s going to meet billie piper in november at chicago tardis?
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steampunkwyn said: Hey Jill, glad you posted this #KnitABrick thing! I hadn't heard about it before. Are you going to participate? Because I thought I could pick up some yarn while I'm in town tomorrow and maybe we could do a tumblr grannies challenge thing. Yeah? Maybe? Lemme know. :P
Yes! Yes yes yes yes yes.
HEY ANYONE ELSE WHO WANTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS - YES
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My new toothbrush looks like it should be able to cure cancer or something.
- It’s so nice to see young people knitting
- My grandmother used to do that!
- Knitting is the new cool thing, it’s not for grandmothers anymore!
- It’s such a lost art, it’s lovely seeing young people knitting again
- I wish I had time to do something like that!
- I would never have the patience to do that!
Who’s with me? 😄 🌟 💗 🎉 #knitting #funny #exercise
I’ve been mad as hell about the Hobby Lobby ruling from SCOTUS and wondered what I could do other than bitch on social media about it. Thanks to friends at SCA, there’s a campaign now for angry crafters.
Tweet your brick at SCA @seculardotorg on Twitter. Find the Facebook event here.
Knitting: For thin yarn, use size 8 needles. For thick, use size 11. Cast on 30 stitches for thin or 20 for thick. Knit 25 rows for thin or 18 for thick. Cast off and bind off, take a picture and mail. ;)
Crochet: Use an I hook, chain 25, then double crochet across for six rows. Your mileage may vary based on the weight of your yarn.
Campaign runs from July 2 - July 18!
I love this so fucking much.
Five things I learned from knitting my afghan, apart from the fact that people don’t know what an afghan is (FYI, it’s a big blanket).
- You can have a broad idea of the goal, but you don’t need understand everything – When I started my afghan, I knew what the finished product would look like, and reading over the instructions, I understood the general idea of how the afghan was to be knit, but that was it. This was the largest and most complicated thing I had knit so far, and most of the instructions were things I had never done or even seen before. I was eager to get started though, so I jumped in without figuring out each step before hand, like I normally do. When I reached an instruction that I didn’t understand (this happened early on, as I had never read a knitting chart before, and the whole pattern was in chart form) I did a little research and pushed through. Each time I was lost, a little research and continue on. That was always enough. I never had a time where I couldn’t make the next stitch. I always, somehow, figured out what to do next. And if you can always make the next stitch, you will eventually complete the project.
- Mistakes happen, and you can’t fix them all. – My blanket was perfect except the one mistake I knew I had made in the beginning. It bugged me to no end until I had finished my blanket and laid it out. I then saw all the other mistakes that I didn’t know I’d made. I began fixing them (or as my family said, hiding them, as I didn’t actually take out the stitching and do it over), but kept finding more. Eventually I decided that it wasn’t worth my time fixing mistakes that no one but me will notice. I was done the blanket, and those few mistakes that I left behind don’t diminish the beauty of it, nor the warmth it gives when I use it. Most mistakes don’t matter in the long run. You don’t have to be perfect, or even have the appearance of perfection to be worthwhile.
- Don’t panic! – Dropped stitch? You can fix that. Lost your place? You’ll find it again. Don’t know how to read the chart? It’ll work itself out. Things inevitably went wrong, and they inevitably righted themselves with time and a cool composure.
- Long term goals are worth it – The sense of accomplishment that I had when I finished this project was incredible. I had finished something that had taken me MONTHS to complete! Just imagine then, what it would feel like if I finished something that I had been working on for years! I’m excited to make new goals and work for years towards something concrete. Previous to this, I would have balked at such a commitment. The more time and energy you put into a goal, the better you feel when you achieve it.
- Everything adds up – This is the most important lesson, and the one I will think on the most often. This was a huge project for me. Knitting a big afghan with cables and leaf patterns and instructions that I had never seen before that seemed like it would take me forever and a day to complete. But, there’s no other way to knit anything but a stitch at a time. So, a knit a stitch, and then another, and another, and another. Each stitch cumulating into the next row of my blanket. All the rows added together became a completed afghan. You can’t do anything but one discrete action at a time. One stitch becomes a scarf. One step becomes a marathon. One hello becomes a friendship. Of course, not every scarf is knit with the same stitch, nor is every marathon on even ground. If you can find the building block to whatever you want to accomplish, you only have to repeat it, with some variation and flexibility, and you’ll eventually get there in the end. Everything adds up.
Afghan pattern here:
BBC Worldwide is currently investigating a security issue around Doctor Who Series 8 where unfinished material has inadvertently been made public. We deeply regret this and apologise to all the show’s fans, the BBC and the cast and crew who have worked tirelessly making the series.We would like to make a plea to anyone who might have any of this material and spoilers associated with it not to share it with a wider audience so that everyone can enjoy the show as it should be seen on 23rd August. We know only too well that Doctor Who fans are the best in the world and we thank them for their help with this and their continued loyalty.Hullo there, Doctor Who Tumblr here… *deep breath*Ideally no one should really know anything about the next season of Doctor Who (that hasn’t been purposefully put out by the BBC) until it premieres on August 23rd, but unfortunately some people do.While it might be tempting to look, it turns out that a lot of people don’t want to know anything at all until the new episodes premiere. Avoiding spoilers is incredibly important to many Whovians - some fans have already started a #KeepMeSpoilerFree campaign on Twitter and Tumblr.Of course, no Doctor Who fan would put themselves in a situation where they had something that they DEFINITELY weren’t supposed to have, and no fan would EVER save material or spoilers to their computers…but if they HAD done that, we would suggest:Option 1: *cyberman voice* DELETE. Spoilers spoil!Option 2: Take those spoilers and put them in a special folder titled “Do not open until these episodes premiere!”Since we started running the Doctor Who Tumblr, nothing has made us happier than seeing the worldwide fandom come together to celebrate Doctor Who. Today we’re a bigger, more global fandom than ever before and Doctor Who is the most exciting it’s ever been. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could all experience the new series, unspoiled, when it airs on television for the first time, together as a community?While on Tumblr, we would suggest that you avoid spoilers by tagging all spoiler-y posts with “DW Spoilers” and “Spoilers” and to then install either Tumblr Savior or XKit and block those tags. With XKit you’ll have to install the “Blacklist” extension and add the tag from there.With either of those installed and the hashtag blocked, posts that pop up on your dash using that hashtag will be hidden - with XKit you can block the posts from appearing entirely. Both of the websites linked above have detailed instruction on how to install and you can definitely ask around on Tumblr if you run into any problems.Let’s do our best as Whovians to protect ourselves and each other from unwanted spoilers.
Maybe it’s just me, but “publicity stunt” seems to be appropriate here. Seriously, the BBC cannot be THAT negligent- this kind of thing is happening way too often.
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New blog post!
(original image credit Planet Purl)
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steampunkwyn replied to your post “steampunkwyn replied to your post “steampunkwyn replied to your photo…”
well WHY DIDNT YOU SAY SO
uh, I DID!
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steampunkwyn replied to your post “steampunkwyn replied to your photo “I just unlocked the The…”
Nooooo but it kinda sounds like a collection of tropes I don’t enjoy? Derring-do is not really my thing. Should I reconsider?
in a word — yes!
british hotties + peter capaldi the baddie = fun times
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steampunkwyn replied to your photo “I just unlocked the The Musketeers: Commodities sticker on tvtag …”
JILLLLL you’re aliveeeee (and making questionable tv choices but hey YOU ARE HERE)
also wtf do you mean questionable tv choices - have you sEEN THIS SHOW?
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You’re watching a new episode of the Musketeers, only on BBC America. Tonight, the Musketeers are dispatched to Le Havre to collect the infamous merchant trader and explorer Bonnaire and bring him back to Paris to be reprimanded for breaking France’s trade treaty. This straightforward mission soon descends into a treacherous battle as they must defeat Bonnaire’s surprising number of enemies. Athos is shockingly forced to confront his past which threatens to engulf him. Will he overcome his demons and help the Musketeers safely return to Paris or will Bonnaire’s enemies get the better of them? Share this one proudly, it’s from our friends at BBC America.
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