Pattern: Garter Rib Socks from "Sensational Knitted Socks" by Charlene Schurch
Yarn: A merino/alpaca 4-ply sock yarn from eBay
Price: 7.38 €/100 g
Amount: less than 65 g
Needles: 2,5 mm
Gauge: 5.5 stitches/inch
Dimensions: European shoe size 37
It's a great book. With the help of this book I managed to finish my first pair of sock. I have tried it before, but somehow I never really understood what I was doing... In this book you will find very clear instructions for various combinations of these factors:
- Foot circumference (5" - 12")
- Gauge (5.5 stitches/inche - 10 stitches/inch)
- Pattern with x stitches (4, 5, 6, 8, 12 stitch count repeats (or how do you say?), plus some Fair Isle and cabled pattern, etc.)
- 4 or 5 dpns or two circulars
Some of you might have remembered my post about a racist article in Medical Hypotheses. I've decided to write to one of the editors, Mr António Damásio, and ask him for a statement. Why him? Because I happened to have a discussion about him on another blog, he is famous enough that I recognize his name (I had no clue who the others on the editorial board were) and he has a good reputation as a scientist, which in my opinion implies greater responsibility for the things that happen in one's name, because the impact on the public is simply greater. There's a difference between reading racist articles in cheap magazines and reading them in an academic journal with an editorial board consisting of scientists (and no, I don't care that it's not peer-reviewed). And finding a name like his on the board is even worse.
He used to work at the University of Iowa, but has moved to the University of Southern California. I got his contact information from here (I'm not saying that you have to contact him, but hey, if you happen to be a bit pissed off, too, and have his email address handy...? :D).