I am usually a fairly diplomatic and kind person, but a new person has come into my life who rubs me in exactly the wrong ways, and I’ll have to interact with this person on a regular basis. There’s something about the way this person speaks, their phrasing and the tone of their voice that puts me on edge and super defensive. It might be that they remind me of exactly how I do not want to be, and yet I find myself mirroring their attitude. I really hope that it’s just a matter of this person being kinda scared and defensive because they’re new and that it’ll wear off once they get used to the place, but I am actually made really uncomfortable and angry (?!) by their presence. I really need to work this out… I don’t think this person deserves the way I want to act toward them but I am finding it so hard not to be sucked in. Among other things, this person has already managed to make me feel like I’m being gaslit by them and I don’t want that to go any further. I can’t tell where my anxiety ends and whatever it is I’m sensing from them begins but wow my instincts are telling me to stay the fuck away from them… but that’s not possible.
Guys GUYS look at this puppy staying at my dad’s place.
I think everyone needs something they can be happily, earnestly shitty at for a while. (Knitting is really hard but I love doing it!)
Illustration for a complicated article about the legend of John Henry, the appropriation of black music by white people, and violence toward black people by whites. For The Oxford American.
I write a little bit about making this piece here and here.
Eleanor Davis is consistently amazing.
Most common problem with the purl stitch is placement of the yarn. Hold yarn towards you on the front, insert needle in next stitch from right to left, wrap yarn counterclockwise and pull stitch through. Hope this helps!
Thank you Anon! It did help! I’ve got it down now. Thanks for describing it so clearly!
If you wanna learn to knit, you basically need needles and yarn. You can find tutorials on YouTube for any knitting technique. There's also a book called Domiknitrix that really helped me when I was learning--they have great explanations of most techniques a beginner would need to know PLUS a variety of patterns for a range of skill levels.
Great! I’ll take a look out for that book. It sounds awesome. :) Thank you!!
I was asked to create a .gif of a house interior during an earthquake. The article chronicles the controversial aftermath of the devastating quake that happened in L’Aquila, Italy in 2009. I wanted to capture the movement of the “tremors” before the full-on earthquake, although this tremor is infinite, never resolving.
This image and the all the animation was made in Photoshop. thanks AD Erich Nagler!
Haha, why didn’t I discover knitting at the beginning of the summer instead of a week before school starts up again?? I’m actually really happy that one of my classes is a lecture because I am definitely bringing my knitting.
Best way to learn how to knit IMO: Go to a craft store and find the cheapest yarn that isn't too thick or too thin (I would recommend Lily Sugar & Cream, it's 100% cotton and usually around $2). Look at the recommended needle size ( for Sugar & Cream it's US 7, which is 4.5mm) and choose either metal or wood needles. Then surf Youtube until you find a beginner video that you feel you can follow along with. Once you get the basics down then you can play around w/different yarns, needles, etc.
Thanks so much for your suggestions!!
I’m heading out right now to get my first ball of yarn. :)
#frig i love this artist's work
"we can no longer protect you forever."
by Daniel Danger
24x36” five color screenprint.
Thursday 8/21/14: im posting this new print on tumblr, twitter, and instagram. reblog, retweet, or instagram this image with the title and #danieldanger and i, through some very scientific means, will pick one random follower who does this from each service on monday and send them a personalized copy for free. sound good? cool. shameless? yes.