Author Archives: Cynthia

Nifty new layout

I was a couple of revisions behind on WordPress, so now I am running WP2.1 and have an Atom 1.0 feed. Note the teal and black colors here, kids, Bill and I were listening to our Sharks do a well-deserved smackdown on the Edmonton Oilers up in Alberta while we were making the changes.

Bankers frak small women-owned yarn company over

The Yarn Harlot has a righteous rant about how Blue Moon Fiber Arts had to deal with a dipshit bank that doesn’t understand that dedicated, nay obsessed, sock knitters are willing to fork out a fair bit of discretionary income for periodic shipments of awesome sock yarn that isn’t yet available to the general public. [...]

Verdict on tonight’s headline…

JRR Tolkien said it best:
“Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.”
—Gandalf to Frodo, The Fellowship of the Ring
Unfortunately, I don’t see any of the [...]

Remembering Carl Sagan

Today is the Carl Sagan blogathon.
I wanted to add my own short appreciation of his work; Cosmos was one of the first hardback books I bought myself that wasn’t a textbook; The Dragons of Eden was another early addition to my library.

My first scientific love as a child was astronomy; I moved on to chemistry [...]

This gladdens my geeky knitter’s heart

Kimberly Chapman designed a knitted DNA double helix model.
Edited to fix the link 8/27/06 2240 PST, thanks Katherine!

Hm, not *everything* has to be knit…

Despite her nom du blog, the closest the Yarn Harlot gets to NC-17 stuff is when she comes across some wonderfully soft yarn that she just wants to wallow in and rub all over herself. I can’t blame her for that, I’ve gone all nuts over a big stash of Malabrigo, or baby alpaca, [...]

Remember Montréal

Geneviève Bergeron (b. 1968), civil engineering student.
Hélène Colgan (b. 1966), mechanical engineering student.
Nathalie Croteau (b. 1966), mechanical engineering student.
Barbara Daigneault (b. 1967) mechanical engineering student.
Anne-Marie Edward (b. 1968), chemical engineering student.
Maud Haviernick (b. 1960), materials engineering student.
Maryse Laganière (b. 1964), budget clerk in the École Polytechnique’s finance department.
Maryse Leclair (b. 1966), materials engineering student.
Anne-Marie Lemay [...]

When cats and yarn collide

Found on
Cat wriggling into yarn stash
Miss Snickers, the Queen of Frelling Everything, better not try this at home.

Oh. My. Goddess.

Found on AustenBlog:
There’s a proposal out for a manga adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.

Check a sample out.

I want this with an absolutely unholy passion. September 2007 cannot come quickly enough.

Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked “female”.

Found through Body Impolitic:
The title of this post comes from one of the sanest additions to the recent feminism/fashionista debate. If I could pound one life lesson into my dear nieces’ heads, this would certainly be one of the top candidates.
I like fashion, makeup, and perfume, but if it doesn’t make me happy, I’m [...]