You say you want a revolution
well, you know...

...we all want to change the world

   

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Let the Revolution begin...
*You can be any age to join the knitting revolution. It's not just grannies any more.
*To join, just grab the nearest pointy things, and tie them to the nearest string-like substance. Wave them enthusiastically in the air, yelling passionate cries such as "och aye the noo!"
*The revolution requires that you supply your own weapons. Er, needles. *Knitting can be sexy. Sure, it can. Go to knitty and be inspired!
*Knit in public, and if anyone looks at you funny, you've always got a sharp metal thing handy with which to poke their soft bits.
*Get all knitting-zen on people. Then when you really let your hair down, you can get away with it, because you're "that nice person, who knits". *insert evil laugh here*
*Oh, yeah, almost forgot. The revolution will not be televised. Or... something like that.

I moved to Canberra last November, and am now involved in the best Canberra knitting group! ... so any locals or visitors interested, go on over to Canberra Stich N Bitch yahoo group and join us in our dark endeavours! I mean, creative meeting of minds... er, yeah. Something like that. We meet at Starbucks in Civic on the first Thursday evening of every month, and the third Sunday of the month at 2pm. Come along! If you feel shy, feel free to post online first, or email someone to ask a few questions. :):):) If you want, use the contact button and I'll give you my details so we can get in touch. Always happy to get the interesting people of Canberra out of the woodwork... I know you're there, ya just hard to find sometimes *chuckle*

Sydney Knitting Adventures continue at "my" previous knitting group in Newtown: Meet up for coffee, cake, and knitting adventures galore at Barmuda Cafe, Australia Street Newtown. It's opposite the police station, and across the intersection from Newtown Train Station.

See the SSK Website for details :D

You, and this many other people with a cramp in their forefinger:


Interesting in knitting, and what other knitters are doing? Or are you just bored, or farting off at work while the boss ain't watching? Well then, I have just the thing to keep you busy for hours on end... go exploring the wonderful world of knitting blogs. Can you believe there's so many of us?


I have my favourite blog-days, and these are some of them:

A hairy tale
Horn-y knitter
Musical tongs
God on the brain
Blogging from behind a mask
Creativity and productivity
I am SUCH a nerd
Deliver me from Swedish furniture
Feminist backlash
Modern beauty is a myth
Instant karma’s gonna getcha
Go feminism
Harris the Well Clad Fish
The love is in the food
Embarrassment, Humiliation and Joy
Booty
The birth of a grammar avenger
Beetles
Traffic Lights, part 1
Spawn of Satan
Traffic Lights, part 2
A long time ago, in a knitting bag far, far away...


And my other blog, complete with a few little patterns: http://miscsqueak.blogdrive.com

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Thursday, September 02, 2004
Today's little piece of blasphemy brought to you by...
I saw the last ten minutes of a show called Compass the other night. Wow. Very freaky, revolutionary, cutting edge biological psychology. I could go on and on about it, but you can save yourself the second hand information and go to these sites to have a read.

If phrases like "God may be a trick of brain chemistry", and "humans may be hard-wired for religion" catch your attention, you're gonna love this. Human religious impulses, people who have seizures getting more satisfaction from religion than sex (really!) and buddhist monks having the same brain patterns as praying nuns. Very cool.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/horizon/2003/godonbrain.shtml


http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/horizon/2003/godonbrainqa.shtml

I've been having lots of spinning fun, to the detriment of my housework. I went through a stage where my place looked really great all the time. I think it lasted about a month. I think I was just really stressed. *snort* What a pity, when a neat house is a symptom of mental imbalance, ha!

So, here's the alpaca that the Bald Man's cousin got me. It seemed a bit coarse and hairy, and it's not the highest quality stuff I've ever seen, but a good soak and wash has done it a lot of good, and so I've spun 100g to send to the generous donater of fleece. Yay!


Posted at 6:33 pm by monnsqueak

monica
September 3, 2004   03:22 PM PDT
 
Adele, you are correct, and this is why there has been a mixed response to the findings from religious groups. It's all about interpretation - some say yay proof that god exists, some say yay proof that god doesn't exist. *grin*
Adele
September 3, 2004   02:44 PM PDT
 
I saw that episode too! One of the best bits was the suggestion that miracles & epiphanies may be a neurological quirk, ie increase in temporal lobe activity + decrease in the bit governing one's sense of space, time and self, and some people may have more of a talent for it than others.
It could mean either that God is a neurological phenomenon or that He/She gave us brains able to appreciate Him/Her?
Cynth
September 3, 2004   01:56 PM PDT
 
Why is it so? hmmm... In this inbuilt predisposition to religiosity one of the main differences between man and animal? Do animals believe in God? Or a higher power? Is this gene development a throwback from our aeons as primordial ooze? There was always someone bigger and faster and hungrier to catch and eat us, to take us out and now we have reached the top of the food chain we still carry these reservations on a sub-conscious or even purely genetic level?

Very interesting articles Mon - Thanks!

:)
ElvenSarah
September 3, 2004   12:25 PM PDT
 
indeed; good stuff. I have heard many similar things. Scientists have found that a chemical, one that is commonly produced in near death situations, can cause people to see lights, feel like they are traveling through tunnels, floating, and being with other beings. Sound familiar? Maybe god is a chemical.
Monica...
September 3, 2004   10:12 AM PDT
 
I wish I'd seen the whole thing, I only caught the last ten minutes of it. BBC have some really good stuff, huh? Yes, I'm a nerd, but I adore their doco's.
Da Nick
September 3, 2004   09:36 AM PDT
 
Oooh I saw that episode of Compass too! Very itneresting.
 

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