At last all four sock from my Siblings, not Quads project are done. I cheated on the fourth and added another color. From left, Furrow, Heather Asbeck; Smackerell, @LouiseTilbrook; Plowlines, Anne Hanson; and Oblique Reflex by Carol Lisle. I still have a lot of yarn left, so I’m going to make some shorty siblings.

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Sock three of the Siblings, not Quads project is done. It’s the one at right and is Plowlines from Anne Hanson. They’ll look better when they’re blocked, one hopes.

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Just for size reference.. The Dragon is sitting on our full size leather loveseat!! 🤯🤯😁😁 Had to use a washing machine box to ship it freight to the customer!! 🤯🤯 It ended up 8 feet long, with 5.5 feet wide wings! Weighed 30 pounds! Literally 7.1 Miles of yarn! #Crochet #Crocheted #fiberarts @fiberarts

My partner’s sister is visiting. She loves sleeping with a hot water bottle at her feet, but her cover was pretty warn. I whipped this up out of some leftover Noro Ito. I’m very pleased with it!

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I’m going for quads. The third sock in what is now “siblings, not triplets” is the Plowlines sock from Anne Hanson. Yarns are from Canadian dyer Georgian Bay Yarn Co, whom I think has since retired.

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My Tunisian crochet hook has arrived for a class I signed up for. I decided to try the Lantern Moon. seems really nice. I’ll find out when I start using it. And I really had to buy a skein of hot pink fingering to get the free shipping. I’ve been dying to make hot pink socks.

I’m once again exploring community-forum software. Ideally I want something that could be embedded in my site so it could be seamless. Must-haves are alt-text, keyboard-only navigation and, be screenreader compatible. I would think everyone would do those few things, but they don’t. All advice appreciated, for important features and products to look at.

I started the second sock of my siblings, not twins project. This one will be @LouiseTilbrook’s Smackerel sock in the same two colors as the first, Heather Asbeck’s Furrow.

What if we made the second sock with the same yarn but a completely different pattern? Siblings, not twins, and possibly a way to dodge second sock syndrome. I’m making four socks with two colors, and thinking that I would always be able to find two of the four siblings.

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Looks like it wasn't fun so here, have a mandala making web app that I made. Only mandalas, no creeps.


I just bought this beautiful slub yarn and mohair set from Flower Hill Fleeces. It’s fingering and lace, respectively, and I don’t have any idea what to make with it. It’s about 450 yards of each. thoughts?

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I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.

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If you just came here and don't know how to "fill your timeline", remember that besides following people with the same interests (there's plenty in / ), you can enable the advanced web interface in your preferences.

Create your own "content columns" for every topic you're interested in!

Just pin the hashtags you want, even multiple in one column if you wish (like & ), or exlude some you don't want to see (like I did in the column in this screenshot).

I’m Nancy. I run a web directory of indie and designers, and dyers, pattern and accessory shops. In addition to knitting, I like to talk about , and . I love and ridiculously cute .

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Assorted recs for new accounts:
@plants — plants from the gardens of various fedifriends! (and other topics: )

@glitchbot — a bot that glitches photos you give it

The hashtags #cats and #florespondence
@quasihaiku and @poem_exe — haiku bots (quasi avoids latin’s fifth glyph)

@alt_text — reminds you if you’ve forgotten to describe your images

Accounts by topic from the trunk:

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New Blind users to Mastodon, thanks for the follows! If you need a screen reader friendly getting started guide, see #FediTips #Accessibility #Mastodon #Twitter

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