Rete posted this meme. I don’t understand all the details of the research, but I love the concept and so, I’m helping to spread this meme because it’s for science. And I’m curious. How often do knitbloggers get to participate in meaningful research regarding their medium? So here is is:
Scott Eric Kaufman is conducting research to be presented at a conference(MLA). He is trying to measure the speed of a meme. I’m asking my readers, both of you, to do your part for science.
- Write a post linking to Scott in which you explain the experiment. (All blogs count, be they TypePad, Blogger, MySpace, Facebook, etc.)
- Ask your readers to do the same. Beg them. Relate sob stories about poor graduate students in desperate circumstances.
- Ping Technorati. (For all those wondering how to ping Technorati, if you follow the link, this will take you to a form where you can enter your home page URL, which will have the effect of causing Technorati to come have a look at what you’ve been up to…)
And may the noble act of knitblogging take it’s rightful place in academia.
So, who’s knitting what? I finished the first gift of the season. But it hasn’t been felted yet. No, it’s not a seat cushion, though it is definitely big enough. Since I can’t felt in my washer (front-loader), I will save up all the felting things and felt them all at one time – hopefully at Kandis‘ house. Then there will be "after" photos. This bag is from the One Skein book. All stash yarn. Some of it vintage. REALLY vintage. But I like it and hope there is enough stash left when I am finished gift-knitting to make me one.
I signed up for a class at the LYS for the first time. Normally their classes are for less experienced knitters or they are for specific projects I am not interested in. Or they are really expensive. But this one is special. It’s held on Sunday before the store opens and it’s with the owner and we are supposed to bring our stash (or respresentations thereof, with yardage totals) and she is going to help us figure out how or what (in her store) to combine with it to create fabulous knitting projects. I am psyched. I suck at combining colors and have lots of "almost enough yarn for a project" yarns. And it’s limited to 8 people and it’s affordably priced. Yeah, I’ll probably buy some yarn, but heck, I was gonna do that anyway. I’ll let you know how it turns out.