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Leaving the Island of Misfit Toys

It would seem the first thing that comes to anyone’s mind when they think of roller derby is the hitting. Strangers ask me about it when they see my jacket or the stickers on my car, pedicurists want to know about it when I’ve just explained why they need to leave the callous on my big right toe alone, my teammates enthusiastically talk about hitting each other as stress relief after a hard day at work. 532 more words

Roller Derby

How to Block Acrylic Yarn (Without a Steamer)

Just because acrylic yarn doesn’t block well when you block it like wool, doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be blocked.  It makes the whole finished project look so much more professional.   409 more words


A baby blanket

Finished a baby blanket for a friend a few weeks ago! It is a bit small, but I guess it’s baby sized! I really like the bright, bold colors and tweedy element to the yarn! 11 more words


Houston, We Have A Blanket

I finished the last bit of Jellybean’s blanket and got the whole mess into a bath!!

A CRAZY amount of lint came off this blanket. Not surprising as my lap was covered with lint as I knit. 29 more words


Leaves of silk and gold

It’s finished, it’s lovely, and it’s precious, my Muga silk shawl made from the Leaflines pattern by Aparna Rolfe.

It makes liberal use of… 242 more words

Fibre Crafts

It's Blocking!!!

I don’t know how many hours I have spent this month knitting on my fair isle sweater without knowing if it’ll actually fit.  My swatch seemed to change size several times and the sweater tube that I was producing seemed awfully small. 222 more words


Blocking abusive IP addresses using IPTABLES Firewall in Debian/Ubuntu

In one of our previous article we have posted an instructional guide on how to secure your Debian/Ubuntu based VPS using IPTABLES/Netfilter. In the following article we are adding a blacklist to the firewall script which will allow you to Continue reading… 6 more words