toe-up sock tutorial By Wendy D. Johnson Photos by Ian M. Ories editor's note: There are many photos in this article, and they're quite large. Being able to see Wendy's work up close is essential, so if you have a slow modem, please grab a coffee and let this page load. Visual Thinking Evolution A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea. Especially in British English, the terms spidergram and spidergraph are more common, but they can cause confusion with the term spider diagram used in mathematics and logic. Mind maps are used to generate, visualize, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid to studying and organizing information, solving problems, making decisions, and writing.
Roman Social Class and Public Display Social Classes in the Late Republic Rome was a highly hierarchial and class-conscious society, but there was the possibility of mobility between most classes (indicated in the diagram above by dotted lines) because by the second century BCE class was no longer determined solely by birth. The classes described below superseded the old patrician/plebeian distinction, though certain elements of dress and religious positions and rituals were still reserved for patricians. There was a large gulf between the wealthy upper classes (the senatorial and equestrian classes, shown on the pediment of the temple above), and the poorer lower classes, though it was still possible—although quite difficult—to move upwards by acquiring sufficient wealth. Upper Classes Senatorial class (senatores): The basis for this class was political.
Lisa's Knit Hat The sample hat was knit on size 8 needles with TLC yarn, but any worsted weight yarn is fine. Worsted weight yarn. Size 8 needles (one circular, one set double point) On the circular needle, cast on 80 stitches (more or fewer, as long as it's an even number, to get the right circumference), leaving a tail at least six inches long. Do NOT join! Row One: Knit in the front and back of each stitch to double the number of stitches. System in Machine Knitting by Gudde Fog This book is now on Wikibooks Preface Standards & Guidelines for Crochet & KNitting The publishers, fiber, needle and hook manufacturers and yarn members of the Craft Yarn Council have worked together to set up a series of guidelines and symbols to bring uniformity to yarn, needle and hook labeling and to patterns, whether they appear in books, magazines, leaflets or on yarn labels. Our goal is to make it easier for industry manufacturers, publishers and designers to prepare consumer-friendly products and for consumers to select the right materials for a project and complete it successfully. Included are:
A story have staying power I assume that the Sept. 11 attacks will have an effect on people for decades to come. I often associate this effect with the assassination of JFK, another story that keeps evolving. And now, once again, on the 100th anniversary of its sinking, the Titanic is a story of interest. The ship may still sit on the bottom of the Atlantic, but fascination with it is all around us.
The Roman Gladiator: The Rock Star of the Roman Empire A gladiator was a professional fighter who fought other gladiators and even animals in amphitheaters around the Roman Republic and Roman Empire. Gladiators fought for over 600 years of Rome’s history, evolving from modest ceremonial combats into grand entertainment spectaculars, filled with violence and gore. These battles, often fought to a bloody death, were adored by the Roman citizens, as were the gladiators themselves. The word gladiator comes from the Latin gladiatores, or “swordsmen”, taken from the Latin word gladius, which was a short sword used by the legionaries. Gladiators were by no means as high ranking on the Roman status ladder as a soldier, but they were nonetheless regarded highly in Roman society.
By special request, Beading Made Easy! As promised, here's the scoop on beaded knitting, crochet style. I much prefer this method because it saves me from having to string hundreds of beads onto my yarn, a pretty onerous task if ya ask me! Plus it saves wear and tear on the yarn since you don't have to slide all those beads along the length of the yarn as you do with the knitted on method. Tubular cast off (it's pretty) includes 4 illustrations--click any illustration to enlargeThe tubular cast OFF described today is identical to the tubular cast ON of the last post in every way but one: you create them differently. But when the creation process is complete, these two are identical twins. The structure of the fabric is the same, they look the same, they stretch the same. Knitters often complain that their casts on look so different from their casts off, but after this post, YOU, dear reader, will no longer be able to complain about this particular annoyance.
Characteristics of a ‘good story’ I get this question a lot these days: What makes a story a story? Every time I think I know the answer, someone changes the question. Can you really tell stories in newspapers? Is there a place for storytelling in blogs and on websites?
Ancient Roman Medicine EtruscansAncient RomeMedieval RomeRenaissanceBaroqueModern Rome Ancient Roman medicine was in many ways a development of what they learned from the Greeks and then applied in exasperated situations such as continuous war or gladiatorial shows. The wealth of Rome was such that it created medical situations and needs which required the best techniques and knowledge of the time: the wealth of the rich created a demand for cosmetic surgery. Large cities with high concentrations of population regularly created situations of fire or plague of various sorts and this brought a need for public health strategies, even if only rudimentary.
Circular Bamboo Knitting Needles Double point knitting needles, single point knitting needles, and circular knitting needles collection, including crochet hooks and tunisian crochet hooks... By purchasing a full collection of circular knitting needles, the price drops to as low as Techniques Place a slip knot on the 40" needle. Onto the left needle cast on 120 sts using the backwards loop method (sometimes called the simple cast on or "e" loop). Turn this cast on 180 degrees on the needle so the bottom of the original cast on is now at the top. Pick up sts, from back to front, into what was the bottom of each of the loops.