I just have one more “thing” to do on Acorn, and then I can call it finished. All I have to do then is write up the pattern, test knit it, or find somebody I can trust to help me out, and I can send it to Kerrie.
In the meantime, look at the amazing pooling I got with the yarn!
I’m not saying whether or not this is the “right” way up, sideways or inside out. You’ll just have to wait and see!
For your scientific-reading. The ones that I’m thinking of getting from the library are marked in red. I’m a great fan of accessable scientific liturature, or “pop Sci lit” if you will! I hope to be able to do this kind of thing for a living one day, either in books, journals or newspapers. Do you think I’m gobby enough? Actually, don’t answer that!
The full longlist for the 2006 Aventis General Prize:
Electric Universe – How Electricity Switched on the Modern World, by David Bodanis (Little Brown)
Collapse – How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive, by Jared Diamond (Penguin Allen Lane)
The Elements of Murder – A History of Poison, John Emsley (Oxford University Press)
The Gecko’s Foot – Bio-inspiration – Engineering New Materials from Nature, by Peter Forbes (Fourth Estate)
The Silicon Eye – How a Silicon Valley Company Aims to Make All Current Computers, Cameras, and Cell Phones Obsolete, by George Gilder (WW Norton)
Parallel Worlds – The Science of Alternative Universes and our Future in the Cosmos, by Michio Kaku (Penguin)
Power, Sex, Suicide – Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life, by Nick Lane (Oxford University Press)
Venomous Earth – How Arsenic Caused the World’s Worst Mass Poisoning, by Andrew Meharg (Macmillan)
Empire of the Stars – Friendship, Obsession and Betrayal in the Quest for Black Holes, by Arthur I. Miller (Little Brown)
Seven Deadly Colours – The Genius of Nature’s Palette and how it Eluded Darwin, by Andrew Parker (Simon & Schuster)
The Truth About Hormones – What’s Going on when we’re Tetchy, Spotty, Fearful, Tearful or Just Plain Awful, by Vivienne Parry (Atlantic Books)
Stalking the Riemann Hypothesis – The Quest to Find the Hidden Law of Prime Numbers, by Dan Rockmore (Jonathan Cape)
The Fruits of War – How War and Conflict have Driven Science, by Michael White (Simon & Schuster)
Hmm … I have quite diverse interests, don’t I?!
And finally, a slightly bizzare request…
Do you work for/study in an institution/organisation that has an online subscription to the Journal of American Medical Association? There are a couple of research papers that could be key to my dissertation, but my uni doesn’t subscribe, and there isn’t a work-around (I’ve tried).
***ADDED*** I just tried something and it worked! I registered for the free content, and that means I can get hold of most things over 6 months old. This is great, but be on stand-by in case I need something younger! You have been warned!