Category: Flatland

by Edwin Abbott Abbott. On the surface, a book about geometry. Inside its dimensions, it’s a satiric look at 19th Century class structure and gender relations.
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Flatland by E Abbott Abbott

159–Fin!—Abbott

End of Book! Yowsa! Yes, the end of Flatland. End of my romance with math…or my infatuation that turns out to be completely misleading like how that guy was who I dated while I was teaching at the reading school who… um…TMI?   Infatuation? Maybe. Because I fooled myself into thinking...

Flatland by E Abbott Abbott

158–Top of the World!—Abbott

I conquer Greenland. (And there was much rejoicing…) Some links—Needle Noodles! How do I love the Valkyrie? SOoooo much! Link to Christen Haden’s book “Creepy Cute Crochet“; Terry Pratchett’s sad speech; “Too Late to Apologize“ based on a Timbaland song (see below) and the nifty work of the SoomoPublishing group, and,...

Flatland by E Abbott Abbott

157–Smooth Operator—Abbott

Know what a smooth operator is? A sphere! Trust me. Chapters 15-17 of Flatland! Whoot! This week’s links–interview with Jasper Fforde (in which he discusses–wait for it–Flatland!!!), Barknknit podcast promo, Studiographia (my new writing home). proof of my spinniness Listen to episode 157 audio Book talk starts around 12 minutes. http://media.blubrry.com/craftlit/p/media.libsyn.com/media/craftlit/CraftLit_157_013110.mp3Podcast:...

Flatland by E Abbott Abbott

156–What is This Strange Moisture?—Abbott

The Encounter begins!!! Meanwhile, back at the ranch…it’s raining. And… tornado…ing? How does one say that? We here are unused to your strange terminology and bizarre windy ways. Some links–Great TechKnitting blog post with links to lots of great and very smart ideas (expensive sock yarn etc); the latest TwistCollective Winter...

Flatland by E Abbott Abbott

155–chapter 1 – Flatland

End of Song, Beginnin’ of Story! We finish the background info to Flatland today (and you thought we were already IN the story, didn’t you!?) and next episode head into… The Encounter! Da Da Duuuuummmmmmm This week some gluten free fun for you UK travelers and denizens (beer, cider, food, mobile...

Flatland by E Abbott Abbott

153–Happy 2010!—Abbott

Christmas knitting (nearly) done. Still working on Welsh Heel socks for Auntie, sock yarn hat (for picture scroll down a bit)    pattern for the hat here,    useful tutorial for Jogless stripes, cool MixTape Zine and MixTapeZine’s editor’s blog, and nifty attached i-cord tutorial. And the artwork for chapter 9:...

Flatland by E Abbott Abbott

152–Recovery—Abbott

Wedding: Done! (successfully too!) Semester Grades: Done! (mostly successfully) November Winners: Posted! Gayle of CA will receive When Autumn Leaves by our own Amy S. Foster and Elizabeth of MA will receive Sweater 101! Checkout the December Incentive Book! Mack Hacks! Let me know if you’re interested! Anglo-Saxon! On Audio! http://media.blubrry.com/craftlit/p/media.libsyn.com/media/craftlit/CraftLit_152_121809.mp3Podcast:...

Flatland by E Abbott Abbott

151–Feeling Full? — Abbott

Hope everyone in the US had a satisfying Thanksgiving–in every way. Food. Family. Fun. Life is good on this end, if looking a bit beans-and-rice for the next bit. But I can’t complain. It’s certainly better than being A. Square. Don’t forget to check out the iPhone/iTouch app if you have...