|What a crocheted chain looks like, as seen from the front|
|set up to make a slip knot|
|finished slip knot over the barrel of the hook|
|set up to make the first chain|
|first chain stitch made|
|crocheted chain closeup|
|first slip stitch made, set up for second one|
|slip stitch closeup|
|knitted chain bind off, closeup|
|slip stitching through knit fabric to stabilize a sweater neck|
|slip stitching to stabilize a garter stitch edge*|
|Inserting the hook for slip stitch seaming (note that, in this diagram, the purl fabric faces are intended to be the "public" side of the garment, as would be the case with a cable sweater worked on a reverse stockinette background, for example. If the smooth stockinette side of the garment is to be the public side, then the fabrics would be held smooth-face-to-smooth-face in seaming.)|
|a slip-stitched seam on a slipped knitted selvedge. The photo shows how very pretty this seam is, but not the equally pretty "valley" which opens in the middle of this seam when the seam is stretched. It's a subtle touch, very professional looking, but impossible (for me, anyhow!) to photograph.*|
|Set up for the sc. This looks just like the set up for slip stitch, but to work the first step of the sc, STOP after pulling the running yarn through the first loop on the hook-barrel: the running yarn is not pulled through the second loop until the next step|
|step 2 of the sc|
|first finished sc, worked on a chain stitch foundation|
|single crochet on a chain stitch foundation, closeup|
|sc border worked on knitted (garter st) fabric|
I’m just saying that if a woman wants to play Heads Up Seven Up, she needs to understand Heads Up Seven Up culture.
What are you, some kind of fake Tiddlywinks girl? Get out of this forum.
I got into Pick-Up Sticks because women didn’t want to talk to me, and now they’re just pretending to be into it because it’s cool? I hate these bitches.
Only a SELECT MINORITY of jump ropers are harassing women, please don’t lump us all together.
Hundreds of millions of people play Capture the Flag. Here are 140 links to help you better understand the situation.
There are no women in Funnel ball. This is an egregious attack by feminist bullies on a game I’ve played for 20 years.
No one cares that you’re a girl playing Mumblety-peg, you just shouldn’t advertise that you’re a girl playing Mumblety-peg. People only specify “girl Mumblety-peg player” to get attention.
If Red Rover is as toxic to women as the SJWs are saying, how come 50% of Red Rover players are women?
Oh, so female Hopscotch players can demand all Hopscotch boards can be drawn with them in mind, with fucking PINK CHALK or something, but I call them out on it and I’m “cis male scum”? Reverse sexism.
If Musical Chairs actually catered to women they’d hate it because they wouldn’t get to play the victim anymore.
Misandry is going to create pro-male bias where it didn’t previously exist. Rock-Paper-Scissors players now have to act like gender warriors, when all they wanted to do was play Rock-Paper-Scissors in peace.
Feminists control everything. This just proves that we need a by-men-for-men Patty Cake community. We need to insulate ourselves against feminist lies…about Patty Cake.
Stop derailing the conversation. This isn’t about harassing women, but about exposing the nepotistic relationships between corrupt Hot Potato journalism and the Hot Potato developers.
THE FLOOR IS MADE OF HOT LAVA AND THE GIRLS ARE RUINING IT.
Clemson University suspended a controversial online course this week that was sent out to all students as a mandatory program at the beginning of the school year. The program, created by Campus Clarity for college and universities across the country, was designed to provide comprehensive training on sexual discrimination, harassment and assault, as well as address issues related to drugs and alcohol education. The university adopted the program in an effort to train students in Title IX, the federal law concerning gender discrimination in schools that has made headlines this past year as students have protested the way schools across the country handle cases of sexual assault. But students at the South Carolina school balked at some of the required questions that probed into the students sexual pasts, and the program was suspended Wednesday.
One question asked how many times students had had sex in the past three months and with how many different people. The program also asked students about drinking habits and whether they participated in Greek life or were a member of an athletic team. Students were told the answers would be anonymous but had to log in with their student IDs in order to complete the training.
“It’s not that I have an issue with being trained on Title IX,” one Clemson student told the blog Campus Reform. “I have an issue with the personal questions that are asked, and the fact that I’m told it’s anonymous, but it’s clearly linked to my name, and it’s obviously through a third party so not only is my information that I’m going to be filling out—incredibly personal information regarding my sex life that I have issues with speaking about—it’s not only going to the university, it’s going to a third party company that I don’t know.”
“Does the university need to know if I had oral or normal sex in the last three months after I’ve been drinking alcohol or using drugs recreationally or if I used a condom during?” another student complained. “They don’t need to know that for a gender equality questionnaire.”
The university said it had been assured all information would be kept private and thought gathering anonymous information from students would both help the administration determine how well it was dealing with safety issues and dispel misconceptions about behavior in the student population.”Specifically with questions related to alcohol, relationships and sex, [participants] would get real-time feedback about how aggregate peers would respond to similar questions,” Shannon Finning, Dean of Students at Clemson University, told TIME. “That really is critical… in terms of breaking down this stereotype or dangerous illusion that students often have that everyone else is doing certain activities.”
Research has shown that college students tend to vastly overestimate the number of their peers having casual sex or “hookups,” for example. A study at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln found that 90% of college students thought their peers were “hooking up” two or more times per school year, when in reality only 37% of students reported doing so.
Finning believes that seeing how other students responded will help students with making decision making processes. “How does my behavior compare with others? Maybe there are people making good decisions like me. Or, if I’m struggling with a decision, knowing there are others making different decisions, maybe I’ll have the courage to make an informed change,” she says.
The White House has recently put pressure on college and universities to conduct surveys to better understand how frequently students are experiencing sexual assault. But protests against the program Clemson used calls into question the best way to gather such information while respecting student privacy.
“Our student feedback from our new students who completed this program over the summer—over 6000 of them—was overwhelmingly positive,” Finning said.
Finning said Clemson is currently reviewing the program.
spoilers: all the places I love, plus puritan, which I somehow haven't been to yet
"OK, so he did kill me with a rock - but you know what I'm saying."
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In the wake of yesterday’s dramatic car crash, Comstock Saloon‘s owners and staffers are picking up the pieces to the back bar and dining room.
The good news is that Comstock Saloon is currently scheduled to reopen its front room and saloon area on Thursday evening at 4pm. The full dinner menu will be served, along with the usual selection of standout cocktails. Lunch will return the following day, Friday.
The damaged room, dubbed the Monkey Bar, will be boarded up and remain closed, probably about a month or so. It’s a tough break for Comstock Saloon, which just painstakingly remodeled the back room last winter. Now, owners Jonny Raglin and Jeff Hollinger will have to rebuild it. The return date is largely dependent on when they can procure the right materials and the contractors’ timeline, says Raglin.
Fortunately, Raglin says that insurance will cover most of the damage, but one customer did end up in the hospital for an extended visit with a fractured knee and lacerations. As it happens, that person is a fellow bartender, visiting from Rhode Island. Comstock was his first stop on his three-day trip.
Raglin contacted him this morning, and along with some other local bartenders, is helping to organize a casual fundraiser for their injured comrade at 15 Romolo
tonight (9/16) tomorrow night (9/17) from 9pm to closing. Here’s hoping he’ll be able to make a return trip to San Francisco, and perhaps indulge in some less eventful libations.
· Previously: Car crashes into North Beach bar – 3 injured [San Francisco Chronicle]
Comstock Saloon: 155 Columbus Ave. (at Kearny Street) San Francisco. (415) 617-0071 or www.comstocksaloon.com
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we were a block south of the power outage
Photo: Fred Werner
Drivers and pedestrians on Panoramic Way in Berkeley did a double take a few days ago when a large mobile LED sign, usually reserved for imparting traffic alerts, instead informed them: “Godzilla rampant in SF.”
Fred Werner spotted the sign and shared a photograph of it with Berkeleyside. “Commuters beware!” he wrote. “This warning sign on Panoramic Way heralds danger across the Bay today.”
We posted the pic on our Facebook page on Sept. 11 where it found an appreciative audience. “Love it. Berkeley ROCKS,” wrote Fred Weissman. “Reference to Big Soda?” cracked David Weisz.(...)
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more accurate than metro article
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The University of California’s English Broadside Ballad Archive is also a fantastic project, with a dedicated team making previously hard to find (on microfiche or in archive) broadsides available to everyone, and transcribed to modern eyes and ears. Amazing. What we have online is amazing.
It just totally upsets me that Obama, a communist, made ObamaCare instead of making the Affordable Care Act. That was a better idea. He should have done that.
this is me, in california
in case you didn't know: I love indices
Lawrence Evalyn's last piece for The Toast was 100 Actual Titles of Real Eighteenth-Century Novels.
As a graduate student of specializing in eighteenth century British literature, I get to read some pretty amazing stuff. The following is a curated selection of actual entries in the index of Ann B. Tracy’s important reference text, The Gothic Novel, 1790-1830: Plot Summaries and Index to Motifs. Before the Victorians turned the Gothic into moor-stranded governesses and the brooding hunks who love them, the Gothic novel was characterized by:
baby swapping, 22, 33, 34, 45, 56, 113, 119, 154, 191.
Bible-reading, dangers of, 99, 128.
blood: alleged pool of, 53; baptism of infant in, 107; boiling, 158; bowl of, dipping daggers in, 116; cup of, in demon’s hand, 10; drinking, 59, 75, 102, 129, 187, 206; on face, from invisible hands, 108; of lover, on cudgel, 98; as noble adornment on scarf, 100; overflowing room, dream about, 137; as payment to witch, 10; spreading magically, 134.
bosom: bloodstained, 9, 90, 116; as distraction, 74, 99, 167; hag's naked, 75, 100; lover's severed heart placed on, 33; pawed by lecherous jailer, 75; viper in (figurative), 30, 35, 36, 46, 61, 71, 83, 108, 113, 168, 178, 183, 188, 194.
via multitask suicide
It's alternatingly dark and light, it's haunting and it's beautiful, and it's generally everything you want black metal to be... yet Myrkur's angelic, almost Gregorian voice lends a touch of femininity.
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Christina Hendricks in her 90s teen goth daysI know there’s plenty of people who want to smooch Joan Holloway, but I just wanna grab a coffee with Christina Hendricks and listen to some Sisters of Mercy.
i literally just yelled “i know you’re doing something but this is important” to get my housemate over to the computer so we could sit in front of this together and go “oh SHIT. what a look WHAT A LOOK STRONG YES STRONG LOOK YES”
I wanna take her to see Bauhaus and smoke cloves omg
Oh JESUS CHRIST Christina Hendricks, are you kidding me with this? Could you BE more perfect? Sigh.
via firehose ("aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA")
A Republican advocacy group called "American Commitment" said today that 772,000 Americans have signed its petition asking the Federal Communications Commission to avoid "regulating the Internet"—a reference to the agency's current net neutrality proceeding.
"Regulating the Internet has always been a solution in search of a problem," says the petition, which is addressed to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. "By trying for a third time to regulate the Internet, the FCC is demonstrating that it is no longer acting in the interests of the American people. Instead of doing its real job—providing more spectrum for wireless users or deregulating wireline telephone service—it is trying to move backward in time to 1930s-era phone regulation. If the FCC drags 2014 technology back into 1930s regulations, the Internet will suffer, and so will the American people. Do not regulate the Internet."
The petition's website rotates through several pitches to make its case. One accuses the FCC of "usurping the legislative powers of the Congress by attempting to rewrite the laws passed by Congress." Signing the petition submits it as a comment to the FCC's net neutrality proceeding.
via otters ("uhhh ok")
Here’s Sherlock Holmes in the Great Ace Attorney ⊟
The little girl is Capcom’s version of Watson, a pink-haired 8 year old. Don’t underestimate her, though — Iris Watson is a genius with a medical Ph.D., and the author of novel series The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
The 3DS game is set to release in Japan next spring. Thanks to Kotaku for posting these scans and details from the latest issue of Famitsu.