Weekly Faves: Fair Isle Print

Weekly Faves: Fair Isle Print

Happy Monday! Fair Isle print, the pattern reminiscent of all things wintery, is named after Fair Isle, a tiny island in the north of Scotland, that forms part of the Shetland islands. Fair Isle knitting gained a considerable popularity when the Prince of Wales (later to become Edward VIII) wore a Fair Isle sweater in public in 1921. In … Continue reading

Neurosciency Friday: The silver lining of neurosis, Tetris health benefits, “no mobile phone” phobia, and more

It has been a while since I last wrote a post for Neurosciency Friday (not that Fridays have stopped being neurosciency).  Anyway, let’s get to the science news: – The LA Times discusses the silver lining of neurosis and research at the University of Utah which seeks to understand the neural underpinnings of religious experiences. – Science magazine reports the results of a group of … Continue reading

No-Spend Maytember Update

I posted earlier this year about my No-Spend Maytember challenge.  With the exception of a couple of splurges (yikes, I think I may have narrowly avoided an aerie habit), I’ve been able to avoid the lure of sales pretty well. Recently, I stumbled upon Levo League’s list of 33 things to stop doing when you turn 30.  At … Continue reading