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Comment on Ars Gratia Artis by Ziya

Sun, 27 Dec 2015 21:57:38 +0000

I "discovered" Schama on PBS -- one of his art history prragoms; I don't even recall which artist it focused on, but I found him to be very engaging. I'm an art history geek so I'd watch just about anything, though. I have yet to read his books, so now I have something to look forward to, when I can snag the time. I'm always intrigued, especially as I'm writing some nonfiction as well as fiction these days, about the way historians and academics present the material. If I recall correctly, Schama certainly has an opinion on the subjects he covers, as do many of his historian colleagues. Some go so far as to have an agenda, which I find incredibly problematic as I try to distill facts for my own research and avoid what is clearly a given writer's opinion, preferring to form my own from the facts I've distilled. I have disagreed considerably with the take that some of the more "agendist" historians foist on unsuspecting readers and viewers. This sort of presentation can be fascinating but not always helpful, as it gives the impression that it's the only "take" on the events. Although the agendists can be intriguing, for my purposes as a writer I prefer to just get the facts and events presented in an engaging manner. I've found several historians such as Antonia Fraser and her daughter Flora, who manage to succeed in doing this.

Comment on Lagoon Pond Scarf by Sharon

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:28:38 +0000

Hi: I really love this pattern...! I've used it on several scarves and baby blankets now with mohair, silk, cotton and wool. Each looks different but elegant. The pattern is so easy to remember and goes by quickly without too many purl changeovers. There are just enough purls to keep it interesting, though, and to keep the work from curling and looking like one rolling, curling expanse. The wrong side of the work is also not as hard on the eyes as most lace patterns. Thank you so much for such a simple, well thought out pattern! Sharon P. ("wintergreeneyes" on Ravelry)

Comment on Lagoon Pond Scarf by Sharon

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:14:52 +0000

Hi: I really love this pattern...! I've used it on several scarves and baby blankets now with mojair, silk, cotton

Comment on The Russians are Leaving? by Jen

Mon, 11 Nov 2013 01:56:04 +0000

Beautiful spindles !

Comment on Menemsha by jennifer

Sun, 01 Sep 2013 17:10:38 +0000

I'm sorry that there are not instructions for the neck. I wrote this so long ago and I don't really maintain the site. For a rolled neckline, I knit all of the stitches from the front, the back, and the sleeves just a few rows (3 or 4 - it should look like the picture) in stockinette and then bind off loosely. If it is a baby's sweater, you may even want to bind it off using a needles one or two sizes larger so the neckline will fit over the baby's head.

Comment on Menemsha by Suzanne

Fri, 30 Aug 2013 13:48:39 +0000

Love this cute sweater, it is so easy. But, where are the instructions fir the neck? How many rows should I do with the stitches saved on holders?!

Comment on Top-down Infant Hat by Valeriapelabon

Sun, 30 Jun 2013 16:56:48 +0000

Thank you very much for your pattern. I have just finished a lovely new born hat for my little grandson who is to be born in two months Valeria from France

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Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:44:12 +0000

“knitting kitchen » bsj spreadsheet” was indeed a excellent article. If it owned much more photos it might be possibly even even better. Take care -Christa

Comment on Menemsha by Kathy Ouellette

Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:23:32 +0000

How do I finish the neck? There is nothing in the pattern about finishing the neck!

Comment on Menemsha by Donna

Mon, 22 Oct 2012 02:16:07 +0000

I am perhaps just not reading the pattern correctly. After completing the sleeves, how do you pick up the stitches from the sleeves, front and back to complete the neck/collar? Thanks for clarifying. I am amazed at how quickly the sweater has worked up and can't wait to put it together.