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We moved to a very Southern state this month. I haven’t gotten much knitting in; I built these learning towers for the hooligans and have been putting things away and building furniture. Hopefully things will be calmer soon.

This week

Transit of Venus

I got to see the Transit of Venus again on Tuesday. Because it was cloudy, there weren’t very many people at the observatory. (This picture is of a projection; Venus is the small dot at the top, and the freckles are sunspots. The telescope was also hooked up to a VCR; this was the first time I’d seen a VCR in operation since 2007.)

In knitting news, I couldn’t work any more on Juno Regina because the yarn had gotten so tangled.

My eighth grade homeroom teacher (who had also been my seventh grade art teacher) used to tell us that, in her cultural heritage, a bride-elect had to sit down with her prospective mother-in-law and untangle a skein of thread, never swearing or cutting the thread.

I ended up watching A Scandal in Belgravia and trying to untangle it. I didn’t swear or cut the yarn, but I did break it in a few places. (It had felted to itself a little.)