WIPWed #47: Progress?

Hello readers, happy Wednesday. I appear to have only knit on thing I can show you this week (some other secret things will have to wait). Due to spending time at an actual, in-person knit night with a couple of my friends over the weekend as well as watching a painful, 2.5 hour debate last night (science vs. creationism… sigh), I’ve covered quite a bit of ground on my Kelp-y Kelpie shawl.

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Brooklyn Tweed Loft in Sweatshirt. Click for project page.

Since this is a knitting blog I won’t go off on a whole big rant but I will say that there is a lot of angst knit into that bit of shawl from watching those “debates”. Religion (or any other purely belief-based mode of thinking) has no place in a science classroom. Evolution is the underlying mechanism throughout all of biology and children deserve to be taught the way the majority of the scientific community understands the universe and its laws. ‘Logic’ is not a natural law, ‘viable’ does not mean what Ken Ham seems to think it means, and words and language and their interpretation — no matter what book they are found in — are a human construct. There are differences between assumptions and inferences, hind-casting past events based on current observations is an actual, doable process, and any philosopher of science will tell you that a scientific theory is not a viable or useful theory unless it is based on current observations AND can be used to make predictions about future observations. And I’ll stop there.

To make up for the lack of knitting and profusion of science-y angst, here’s an update on my current spinning projects, as well.

Loop! Bump

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Loop! Bullseye Bump. Click for project page.

I’m nearly to the end of this pretty gradient bump of fiber, just the aqua and the grey to finish, but I may have to abandon it for now to do some birthday present spinning for my mom. There’s some sparkly alpaca she requested and darn it, she’s going to get it!

Quiviut/Alpaca:

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North Light Fibers Quiviut/Alpaca. Click for project page.

This is the most delicate spinning I’ve ever done. Itty bitty fluffy fibers in the softest cloud imaginable form a thin, fuzzy single on my smallest spindle. I’m enjoying every minute of this one, picking it up here and there. The Namaste Skinny Mini case that I picked up at Stitches is the perfect size to carry this spindle and a bit of fluff (just keep in mind it is a very small spindle, weighing about a 1/2 ounce).

Rockin’ Whorl Club Camel/Merino/Silk:

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BMFA Camel/Merino/Silk, colorway Spring Dreamin’. Click for project page.

And last but not least is my lovely Rockin’ Whorl Club fiber. All these warm tones are not usually my colors but I’m really loving them during this white, snowy winter. This fiber just makes me happy. I have a BMFA gift certificate I’m debating how to spend and buying some more of their luscious fiber is probably going to happen. The hard part will be deciding which fiber? which colorway? SO MANY CHOICES. That’s part of why I love the club so much, something gorgeous just shows up at my door every other month, no need to debate!

That’s all I have this week. Check out more WIPs at Tamis Amis.

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8 thoughts on “WIPWed #47: Progress?

  1. All of that fiber makes me happy – it’s all so pretty! I Love the shawl so far and cannot wait to see it in all those colors. And yes, I agree with your science angst – I feel the same way – even though I am not much of a scientist.

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  2. Those fibers! Beautiful, all of them! I think my favorite is the gradient though, such lovely shades. The knit night sounds fun, I just moved to a new state so I don’t currently have a knitting group, but I can’t wait to find one!

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  3. Beautiful projects! The colors you are working with are lovely.

    My guy and I watched a documentary on Darwin just after the debate and we were stunned by his story. Darwin was a devout Christian, too. He was the last person you would expect to discover evolution. But he did and that’s because he left his sheltered world, looked at things, and didn’t let his religion dictate to him “truths” that were contradictory to observable, measurable fact. Creationists would do themselves a big favor to learn more about Darwin’s own religious journey and to just go out into the world and observe it for themselves. End angst 🙂

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