Behold! My epic swatch of insaaaaaanity!
Common sense, reason, and every knitter I know would tell you that if you’re trying out different stitches, you should knit a separate tidy 4x4 inch swatch for each one. But!
I do what I want, Thor I am contrary and a tad insane, so instead I knitted one very long swatch containing all nine stitch samples of interest. And yes, it wraps around the styrofoam block. Details below, with pictures and links to stitch patterns.
How to Knit the Diagonal Lace Stitch
July 19th 2013: The Day The Earth Smiled
Contained within this newly-released Cassini view of Saturn are four of our Solar System’s eight planets. I’ve zoomed in on the enhanced high-res image (have a look, it’s stunning) and labeled the Earth & Moon, Mars, and Venus. Seven of Saturn’s moons can also be seen in the full view (you can find them in this NASA-labeled image), and the Sun is being eclipsed by Saturn to light it from behind.
What makes this image so interesting is that we were told exactly when it would be taken back in July, and encouraged to wave at the camera. Even though there was only an incredibly small chance that a photon from your arm would reach the camera, it’s still fun to think about.
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI
"I’ve Found My Tail!!"
Karen Nyberg, Fyodor Yurchikihin and Luca Parmitano have safely landed back on earth. They all left the soyuz with smiles on their faces despite the cold.
Images: NASA, Roscosmos (via spaceflight101)
The fact that the Soyuz capsule fires massive retro-rockets a second before impact will never stop being awesome/a possibly horrible idea/very frightening experience for those inside.
Saturn’s small, walnut-shaped moon, Pan, embedded in the planet’s rings, coasts along in this movie clip from the Cassini spacecraft.