Friday, October 07, 2011

7 Quick Takes: Volume 53



The idea of 7 Quick Takes Friday comes from blogger Jennifer Fulwiler, who hosts it weekly at her site, Conversion Diary.


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Hey! Winter's coming, and needleworkers know that means warm knitwear!

My friend Elizabeth of Things Bright found this awesome video entitled "How to Knit Like an Icelandic Man," in which an Icelandic man is... well, not exactly knitting.

We would call it Tunisian crochet, but it's really cool... er, warm.


How to knit like an Icelandic man from Iceland on Vimeo.

OK, I'm hooked!

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A couple of weeks ago, someone found this blog using the search term "the princess bride holocaust cloak." I'm guessing they were directed to this post. I'm so proud...

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Did you know the smiley is 25 years old? Thank you, Scott Fahlman — this calls for a party! <:-)

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Last week was Banned Books Week! Check out this list of challenged classics. How many have you read?


Just days before Banned Books Week, Amazon.com announced the widespread availability of the Kindle lending library. I immediately went to my library's website and found they are participating — cool! (And even Kindle-free households like mine can participate, using the free Kindle for PC or Kindle for Android app.)

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From the department of Extremely Helpful How-tos:

How to peel an entire head of garlic in 10 seconds.

How to combine various Lego sets to make other stuff: Rebrickable (from Ohdeedoh).

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Go ahead — Draw a Stickman!

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And a little video clip to end your week with a smile:



Happy Friday, friends!

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