By the way, feel free to use any media I've posted to so far as an #ArtReference! I'd love to get an @ if you make something, no matter how small the contribution.
I'm not saying there's nothing political about the vote. But music conveys feelings and hearing a song that blends so many different emotions, knowing the band is off fighting a war afterwards while the rest of the performers keep partying certainly was the weirdest mix of feelings I've ever had during a music show. Hope and sadness, fear and "omg where are we going?" all condensed into one single moment. Europe really felt it that night, and that's what it's all about, no? #Eurovision
Today, for obvious reasons, I recommend Catherynne M. Valente's #Eurovision love letter Space Opera. It's a super fun novel about the earth joining an intergalactic song contest represented by a washed up glam rock band. Its countless nods to the Eurovision Song Contest, including chapters named after previous winners, are just what you need to set the mood. It is also the best possible gift for your Eurovision party host. #BookRecommendation #SFFBooks #ScienceFiction #SciFiBooks #AmReading
TIL: Das deutsche Buchstabieralphabet hat sich geändert, es werden jetzt fast überall Städtenamen benutzt: https://www.din.de/de/din-und-seine-partner/presse/mitteilungen/von-aachen-bis-zwickau-867074
New lesbian show on Netflix (coming out in June): a vampire hunter and a vampire falling in love! What more can we ask for? 🧛♀️
Just in time to finish this week's #Fedipixels challenge. Wide ratio is kind of challenging for me, and the restrictive palette is no joke either, but I think I pulled through.
The category for #Fedipixels1 was Combat Vehicle, so I chose a Tachikoma (タチコマ), from Ghost in the Shell!
(More info: https://mastodon.art/@Curator/108260008474107823)
Biggest thanks go out to the two people who voted that they're not interested in the topic and had to endure my posting in their timelines! 😘
Removing the cake from the winder and squishing it! Mostly because that closes the whole in the middle where the bobbin was, but also because it's so soft!
That's it, yarn is now ready to be made into something great! Thanks for reading and feel free to ask any questions that may remain.
Three minutes at full speed later, the 385 meters of yarn are on the winder, evenly wound to a cylindrical ball. The swift's work is now done unless there's another skein waiting. Next part is the best...
Meanwhile, the yarn swift circles silently while the skein is unraveled. I usually guide the yarn with my hand between swift and winder in case it abruptly stops because the yarn is tangled. Warning: again, there's a loud click at the end of the clip.
It makes a nice purring sound when I crank. Warning: there's a click at the end of the clip which is quite loud. Next toot: how the swift moves during winding.
Here's the winder clamped to my desk with about 40cm distance to the swift. I put the yarn through the guiding write and tuck it in a slit on top of the bobbin. The crank movement results in a funny three-dimensional twist movement of the bobbin, there will be a video clip of it in the next toot.
Assemble! I'm clamping the swift to my table, open the skein so it's a big loop of yarn and open the swift so it stays snug. Then I search for the threads that keep it together in a loop and remove them. Last step: open the yarn ends which are also knotted together.
Feral enby. I'm not an interesting person. EN/DE. I only boost stuff that is properly CW'd and has image descriptions (where applicable).
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