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No post since Tuesday?? Sorry.

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Let’s see… Kirsten loves her birthday Print o’ the Wave lace stole, yay! Now I’m dying to knit more lace. Taking commissions ;-)

Speaking of which, I’m now working on a hat that my mom commissioned for a friend. I based it on brooklyntweed’s Red Light Special hat pattern, but charted out a different design and am using different colors. Coming along nicely. Yarn is knitpicks’ Telemark, needles size 2.

I’ve been watching amazing old BBC documentaries while I knit. Yesterday I watched the first four episodes of James Burke’s “The Day the Universe Changed” which is, as you would expect, utterly fascinating. From wikipedia:

The series’ primary focus is on the effect of advances in science and technology on western philosophy. The title comes from the philosophical idea that the universe essentially only exists as you perceive it; therefore, if you change your perception of the universe, you have changed the universe itself.

To illustrate this idea, James Burke tells the various stories of important scientific discoveries and technological advances and how they fundamentally altered how western civilization perceives the world. The series runs in roughly chronological order, from around the beginning of the Middle Ages to the present.

Youtube user “jamesburkefan” has posted all the videos and made playlists for each episode so you can watch them easily. Obviously, if you like the series (and who wouldn’t?) you should consider purchasing it! Just kidding, the DVD set costs $750. Yeah, that makes sense. We wouldn’t want this spectacular series to be, you know, affordable.

Last night Dan and I watched Zodiac, a based-on-reality film about a serial killer, well, really it’s more about the men who try to track him down. Nearly three hours long and no flaws. Snappy yet believable dialogue. Beautiful pacing, directing, writing, acting, sets, costumes… you’d swear you were plunked down in the early 70s. No stupid contrived tacked-on car chases or romance. Dear Hollywood, that’s the way movies are supposed to be. Please make more. (Warning: there are a few on-screen murders. I put my head under a pillow and Dan turned down the volume and told me when it was safe to look).

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