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Month: June 2013

The Dude! Big Lebowski-Inspired Socks By Star Athena – Get the Pattern!

“Times like these call for a Big Lebowski. ‘“The Dude’ wears a Cowichan-style Pendleton sweater in the film. This sock is also in the Cowichan style and is made in honor of Lebowski: not a man, a way of life.” Pattern by Star Athena, available via Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lebowski Hat tip to the amazing Lee Meredith Follow her on Twitter...

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Rejection is one thing, but rejection from a spider is … cool?

I was going through my other blog, the fairly neglected lilyonthedustbin.com, and I found this incredible gem of a post, “My repairs were always rejected by the spider”. Back in the late 1990s, Nina Katchadourian mended spiderwebs! SHE MENDED SPIDERWEBS! The morning after the first patch job, I discovered a pile of red threads lying on the ground below the web. At first I assumed the wind had blown them out; on closer inspection it became clear that the spider had repaired the web to perfect condition using its own methods, throwing the threads out in the process. My repairs were always rejected by the spider and discarded, usually during the course of the night, even in webs which looked abandoned. You have to read the rest, visit Nina now — her “Mended Spiderweb series” is...

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Turn your turtle into a beastly King Koopa

Jennifer Olivarez aka Squirrel Picnic has such a great tutorial over at squirrelpicnic.com: Make It! Challenge #5: Crochet Bowser Sweater for a Turtle She takes a potentially complicated project and makes it easy with simple instructions, video and diagrams, like this one: Follow along and you’ll get something that looks like this: Turtle not included … Hat tip to...

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