Author Archives: Katrin

Hugo nominations are open again, and as usual, I’ve not done much reading of new books and novelettes and short stories in 2018 – so I don’t have a lot in my head to nominate. I have, however, done some … Continue reading

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One of the fun-not-fun things I get to do every year, at the start of the year, is do my car cost calculations for the tax stuff. The car we have (which stands in the garage most of the time) … Continue reading

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  For the industry, which has a considerable interest in knowing if their products will stand the test of time (especially if stuff is intended for outdoor use), there are a variety of tests and testing apparatus available, from placing … Continue reading

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There’s been comments about the lightfastness test setup which, in most cases for hobby and smallscale professional dyers, consists of picking a south-facing window and sticking stuff in there for a given amount of time… which is very obviously not … Continue reading

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Well, it’s a bit to wait until the prime season for lightfastness tests (three months in a south-facing window in summer, I’ve been told, would be the perfect thing), but the fabrics from the Dyeing Experiment are all set and … Continue reading

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There’s a lot of nice ways to procrastinate. Not that I would ever do this, right? Well. Just in case you have some extra time to spend, or need something to make you spend some extra time that you don’t … Continue reading

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There has been a bit more knitting going on here – some on the train, some in the café, and some at home… which means my current project #1, Vodka Lemonade, does have almost two sleeves now: I’ve opted to … Continue reading

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