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Below are the 8 most recent journal entries recorded in wiseneedle's LiveJournal:

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
8:08 am
Stitching and knitting
I'm still in the middle of an extended jaunt back into embroidery. My most recent projects are all modern ones rather than period accurate pieces, but all of them rely heavily on historical strip patterns. You can see them here:

"Do Right and Fear No Man" sampler - as a nagging-on-the-wall gift for my college age daughter:

"Don't Panic" sampler - for my cube wall at work (stitched but not mounted):

and on deck right now, "Any advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic" sampler (aka Clarke's Third Law)

Eventually I'll get back to knitting, but probably not before the fall.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009
7:31 pm
Wednesday, March 19th, 2008
2:29 pm
The blog moves again
I'm still kicking around. The main website is the same as ever


but to make life simpler for everyone, we've moved String to its own URL:


You can hop between the two from links on every page.

Friday, October 19th, 2007
8:08 am
Still here. Kind of...
I'm still over at wiseNeedle, posting every now and again on String-or-Nothing, also at that site. I know it's been syndicated for LJ users because several knitting-related groups appear to subscribe to the feed. But if you want to visit the old fashioned way, it's


Thursday, September 28th, 2006
7:37 am
I have moved my String or Nothing blog, including all back archives to a new location. Please join me at http://www.wiseneedle.com for the blog, plus all the existing wiseNeedle features: the on-line yarn review collection, an advice board, a glossary of knitting terms in 14 languages, free patterns, and over the coming weeks - a KnitWiki.
Monday, November 29th, 2004
11:04 am
More Useful Stuff
More recent stuff on my main blog that people might find useful:

A recipe for a standard 42-stitch hat:

Pix of the hat are here:

Reviews of various yarn makers' websites, including Lion, Classic Elite, Cascade, Adriafil, Berroco, Knitting Fever, (and others):

Why Toe-Up Socks?

Book reviews of two pattern drafting books:

Super easy drop stitch poncho:

Friday, October 15th, 2004
2:25 pm
Starting off - skeins, balls, hanks and winding
I've seen lots of queries about starting off - what's the difference between skeins, hanks and balls, and what do you need to do to them to get them ready to knit, so I wrote an intro piece on the subject on my blog:

Preparing New Skeins for Knitting - I

Preparing New Skeins for Knitting - II

Hope someone finds this useful

Wednesday, August 18th, 2004
4:46 pm
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