Theramin in the Wild

Son, age 13, wanted a theremin. My dad is a classical electrical engineer, who grew up pulling apart vacuum tube radios. I made Son call Dad a month before vacation. Dad found the schematic for the minimum theremin. He had Son redraw it, replacing logic gates of one type with the type he had on … Continue reading Theramin in the Wild

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Organizing Inherited Knitting Archives and Thinking of the Future

An elderly knitting friend who is cleaning her basement recently gave me several inches of paper. I’ll give it a good home, and we expect my daughter will do so after me. Most of it is going into the library or my filing cabinet, but a huge amount of carefully-collected, valuable information is being recycled. … Continue reading Organizing Inherited Knitting Archives and Thinking of the Future

Measurement Problems with Drop Shoulder Sweaters done with Steeks — Solved! (Maybe)

I'm watching the Lucy Neatby knitting videos B loaned me. I already know most of it, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that I'm enjoying the review. They're very well done. I hate sewing seams. I just learned about steeking a year ago, and haven't had any call for knit sweaters since then, but … Continue reading Measurement Problems with Drop Shoulder Sweaters done with Steeks — Solved! (Maybe)