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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fibrearts:

(via Ravelry: Katie’s Mittens pattern by Kristin Lamm)

This is so pretty it almost makes me want to knit mittens. I live in CA and have no need of them. But still. Pretty!

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alenie replied to your post “A homeowner’s worst nightmare: termites. Apparently it’s…”

we had termites in our kitchen over the summer, it was GROSS

These are drywood termites, apparently, so it’s not nearly as bad as it could be… we eventually found someone willing to come today and look (hurrah) and the damage seems to be pretty contained. Looks like we’ll be able to spot treat rather than tenting the house.

The kitchen would be a terrible and gross place for them, though. Thank goodness we only have them in a storage space.

teadrinkingdragon replied to your post “A homeowner’s worst nightmare: termites. Apparently it’s…”

Oh no! :(

It’s been… a bit drama-riffic here today. Thanks for the sympathy.

A homeowner’s worst nightmare: termites.

Apparently it’s termite-noticing season, so getting pest control people to even schedule an inspection is difficult. Even if we see actual bugs in the floor. So… that’s fun.

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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