A colleague has moved back to the region due to a challenging pregnancy. So we are about to go purchase hiking shoes in Montréal. Continue reading “Decision-making cascades”
Academic freedom is a hard-fought and eminently defensible idea that one must – in the academic setting – allow all forms of thought and endeavor, even the study to support world views which may be morally repugnant. But, as philosophical and legal study have concluded, this has a limitation when it comes into conflict with the right of self-preservation.
This, in a nutshell, is the Paradox of Tolerance[en.WP].
There is this theme on Mastodon[R], #Yarnuary, which is basically a tag for people who are engaged in fibre arts and crafts to follow, and where people can announce what they are working on, share techniques and tips, how their projects are going, and when they finish something. Continue reading “#Yarnuary”
Un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq…
I am, as usual, doing multiple things at the same time. I am knitting a simple lace pattern, k3, k2tog, yo. And I am practicing French cardinal numbers. Continue reading “Pratique française”
Any knitting pattern is a programming algorithm. Do this, that, and the other, and you should eventually end up with whatever it is. Sometimes there are bugs. Continue reading “Knitting algorithms and errors”
I feel like I am stuck in a cycle of almost-completed projects and efforts, interrupted as I approach the final stretch by other things which seem, at the moment, to be more important. Like this one-armed sweater. Continue reading “Partial tasks”
The past weeks I have been trying to be productive knitting-wise; for a variety of excuses I have not done particularly well.
But, despite all, I have two of three baby sweaters done, and here are the brag photos.
There is a third sweater on needles at the moment, and about ¼ of the way done; I have almost finished the yoke. It is yet another small variation on this theme. I should probably do a book about this pattern called 200 variations on a theme.
…the baby sweater is completely knitted, with the ends sewn in.