Jessa Knits

I take pictures and knit. And take pictures of things I've knitted. I also spend too much time on the internet.
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famphic:

hightopbunfreshtipnail:

Seriously guys, please spread the word about this petition.

SIGN THIS because:

• cops think that Mike Brown’s life was worth less than the $3 candy bar he supposedly stole
• one white person can cry about a cop killing their dog and get a law passed requiring officers to undergo additional training to handle dogs
• but every 28 hours a black person is killed by police
• and yet at least one million dissenting voices will be required to be heard by the US government

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drawingguitarist:

Give your cat the  F L O A T I N G     J U D G E M E N T     B O X     to allow them to stare at your half finished work from afar

Actually, I have a stack of boxes next to my desk, and it’s my cats’ favorite place to stare at me while I work. Cheaper than the Floating Inbox of Judgement, plus storage! 
(There’s a window too — that probably helps.)

drawingguitarist:

Give your cat the  F L O A T I N G     J U D G E M E N T     B O X     to allow them to stare at your half finished work from afar

Actually, I have a stack of boxes next to my desk, and it’s my cats’ favorite place to stare at me while I work. Cheaper than the Floating Inbox of Judgement, plus storage! 

(There’s a window too — that probably helps.)

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holycrapyarnandstuff:

cross-connect:

NeSpoon is a street artist from Warsaw, Poland. Her artistic focus is on the intricate patterns of lace, and breaking its granny stereotype by using it to beautify gritty urban spaces. NeSpoon calls her artistic approach the “jewellery of the public space”:

Jewellery makes people look pretty, my public jewellery has the same goal, make public places look better.

NeSpoon often uses the usual spray paint and stencils of enlarged lace patterns to produce her works on the street via

artist find at Lustik

Not quite yarn, but yarn inspired!

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ziggygnyiri:

rollership:

theremina

Living Wall

These vegetated surfaces don’t just look pretty. They have other benefits as well, including cooling city blocks, reducing loud noises, and improving a building’s energy efficiency.What’s more, a recent modeling study shows that green walls can potentially reduce large amounts of air pollution in what’s called a “street canyon,” or the corridor between tall buildings.

For the study, Thomas Pugh, a biogeochemist at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, and his colleagues created a computer model of a green wall with generic vegetation in a Western European city. Then they recorded chemical reactions based on a variety of factors, such as wind speed and building placement.

The simulation revealed a clear pattern: A green wall in a street canyon trapped or absorbed large amounts of nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter—both pollutants harmful to people, said Pugh. Compared with reducing emissions from cars, little attention has been focused on how to trap or take up more of the pollutants, added Pugh, whose study was published last year in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

That’s why the green-wall study is “putting forward an alternative solution that might allow [governments] to improve air quality in these problem hot spots,” he said.Compared with reducing emissions from cars, little attention has been focused on how to trap or take up more of the pollutants, added Pugh, whose study was published last year in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

That’s why the green-wall study is “putting forward an alternative solution that might allow [governments] to improve air quality in these problem hot spots,” he said.

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Ats a beau-ty!

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Most of these places are close to me… I see burritos in my future.

scitchetknits:

This was a very cool read. 

Take-home message, crafting is good for your brain.

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librarianproblems:

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Submitted by Paul

Hurrah!

Except a lot of my day yesterday was spent fixing the data errors discovered at closeout. (Mostly kids signing out who had no sign-in record.)

So next week is the week I’ll be excited, I think.

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shorpyfan:

The Streets of San Francisco (1957, Kodachrome slide)

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I will illustrate this situation with an example I encountered not long ago, in which a scientific article I was reading presented me with some new and outright fascinating knowledge. The following quote, including the reference, is taken from an article published by K. Sune Larsson in the Journal of Internal Medicine:

"The myth from the 1930s that spinach is a rich source of iron was due to misleading information in the original publication: a malpositioned decimal point gave a 10-fold overestimate of iron content [Hamblin, 1981]. (Larsson, 1995: 448–449)1 "

The quote caught my attention for two reasons. First, it falsified an idea that I had carried with me since I was a child, that spinach is an excellent source of iron. The most striking thing, however, was that a single decimal point, misplaced 80 years ago, had affected not just myself and my now deceased parents, but also a large number of others in what we place on our table.

(…) For generations, parents have been wasting their time and energy, nagging their more or less anemic children to eat a vegetable that the young typically abhor, ruining family social events in the process.

Academic urban legends, Ole Bjørn Rekdal

stitch-please:

Cat. We had a good thing going. I was knitting. You were cuddling despite your nature. Then you had to try and eat my needle.

This is exactly why I started knitting almost exclusively with circular needles. The waving ends of straight needles were simply too much for Freya to resist!