I bought these beautiful Interweave books recently. If I never make anything from them, they will remain great inspiration and good bedtime reading. Such gorgeous books.

I’ve been knitting a little less and working out a little (lot) more lately. Really have to shed the pounds I put on in the past couple of years. Having some fun with Jane Fonda “Firm & Burn.

I finished my blue diamond shawl recently. Needs to be blocked but I love it. First project in lace weight - it’s Cascade alpaca. Lovely to work with.

Now - Therin would like a cotton blanket make of mitered squares. It will be a joint project. Here’s a photo of the first batch. This stuff is addictive.

longskirtclub:

I know stockinette stitch curls up, does anyone have any tips for flattening it out?

Well, the best thing you can do is accept that the curl is part of the design. Yup. That’s the way YOU want it to look. I think it’s quite pretty!

longskirtclub:

I know stockinette stitch curls up, does anyone have any tips for flattening it out?

Well, the best thing you can do is accept that the curl is part of the design. Yup. That’s the way YOU want it to look. I think it’s quite pretty!

(Source: jlawrencie)

knitphilia:

"Jayne Hat Bra,” made by Gatita for Nerd-Vana burlesque tribute to Jayne Cobb. 

knitphilia:

"Jayne Hat Bra,” made by Gatita for Nerd-Vana burlesque tribute to Jayne Cobb. 

stolensandwiches:

stitcherywitchery:

Heather Hahn’s free pattern for a knit Battle Axe.  Because a hand-knit battle axe.

You make a valid point.

stolensandwiches:

stitcherywitchery:

Heather Hahn’s free pattern for a knit Battle Axe.  Because a hand-knit battle axe.

You make a valid point.

Knitting every day. But what can I say? a little more, a little more… The color is “denim” - a little less bright in person. Having fun with this pattern, which I chose because it’s a little more angular than the laces I’ve been knitting.

Test your vocab - How many words do you know?

mdith:

amischiefofmice:

newfriendly:

kinganheg:

shadowstep-of-bast:

bakhure:

littleredjackal:

bakhure:

satdjehuti:

arcaniumagi:

intaier:

My result was approx. 9750 words.

» And for foreign learners of English, we’ve found that the most common vocabulary size is from 2,500–9,000 words.«
So I’m above average :)

I studied English in University (1992-1998).
After this, only practice (reading, writing, watching movies, talking to people, and again, reading a lot, but mostly nonfiction).

30,300 words… nice… although this thing doesn’t seem accurate tho…. (and its not my native language, but I fall into the range! weeee~)

I got 24,500

i probably know some swears and how to make a coherent sentence

i have no spoons for this, but you know, i know swears and slang and some minor grammar

Foreign learner. Got 11,800 yay xD

Okay so I actually took the test and I got 30,700 words

….

24,400 :3

25,600 :c

38,900. Fuck yeah.

26,500 words

seems about right

36,700. I like words.