Robot Dress!

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
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Lady Gaga’s “Living Dress,” from the designer of Catwoman.

It’s a little hard to see, but it’s the best view of the three videos I saw in showing the movement of the dress. Via Fashioning Technology.

Embroidery in the Year of Astronomy

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009
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Constellation Embroidery

Constellation Embroidery. Very cool. SCIENCE!


Saturday, May 2nd, 2009
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I don’t really knit socks but I want to buy this sock yarn! It’s called Zauberball. As a German speaker who grew up in Canada, I find this hilarious, because it translates to Magic Balls. Because I am 12.

I’ve sort of disappeared lately, and I apologize! I think this is the longest time I’ve gone without blogging, and I should at least have warned you guys in case some of you folks suspected I was dead. Well, I’m not dead! Only my social life is.

The past four days were, I think, the most stressful of my entire life. I had about 3 days to design a neuroimaging experiment, pilot it with 4 participants so I would know which set-up and stimuli would be most effective, recruit participants and make sure everything was tested so nothing would go horribly wrong. My first participant in the machine came in yesterday, and when that person was finished, I’d gone for four days on 13 hours of sleep. Oh yeah, and in that same time I also had to rewrite a 15-page paper twice. Twice!

But now it’s over and I told everyone that I don’t care what my other responsibilities are, I am taking a whole day where I don’t have to do anything. Here is what I have done today: sleep until 5pm, watch Reno 911, and pet my cat. Now I am going to finish the ribbing on my Bubble sweater, and all will be right with the world.

Rogues of Wool!

Thursday, March 5th, 2009
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This shirt is effin’ wicked.

Rogues of Wool T-Shirt

I also completely adore this one! Cute + Cookies + Science!

Cogito Ergo Nom Shirt

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Kinnearing Science

Friday, February 20th, 2009
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Ogee Lace SkirtI was at the Science Centre today! I kinneared you guys a picture of an Ogee arch, which looks quite like the top of Ogee lace. Hence the name, I assume. I say “kinneared,” but really I just held up my camera phone and talked loudly about how I was checking the time. “I wonder what time it is.”

“I am continuing to look at the time on my cellular phone.”

“Ah. That is the time on my cellular phone. I will put it away now, until I feel the need to check it again near that model ship.”

Ogee Arch

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And the Winner is…

Thursday, November 6th, 2008
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My study has been over for a little while now, so I can announce the winners of the four $25 gift certificates. And the winners are…


Yeah, this is as exciting as a psych study will ever get.

And the winner of my second study?


Thanks to everyone for their help! I’ll be running another contest within the next little bit. I’ll also be announcing a huge project, about a year long, that will involve a monthly contest winner. Keep your Internet peeled for more deets.


Monday, July 21st, 2008
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Register Here!

CelebrationHow would you use a $25 Amazon gift certificate? Any way you want! And you’ll have the chance to win one simply by filling out a quick questionnaire in under 5 or 6 minutes.

I’m looking for people (hopefully you) to answer some questions about household objects. There are 40 objects and it should take you only a few seconds for each one. If you can spare a few minutes to help me out, you’ll be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift certificate. I’m capping this contest to 20 people, so you’ll have a 1 in 20 chance of winning 25 bucks.

Quick note: If you participated in my previous Uses of Objects study, you can sign up on the site to be included in the contest, but please don’t respond to the questions because I can’t use your data. Thanks!


This Knitted Brain is everywhere and now it’s here

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008
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Knitted Brain

This Knitted Brain is brilliant. Nicely done. Via Bits and Bobbins.

Contest Winner!

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007
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Sweet Potato PieThanks to a little bit of random number generation and a big list of contestants, I have the winner of my comic strip reading contest. Thanks so much to the folks who participated! And the winner is…

Laura! from A Frayed Knot. She has requested a skein of Cider Moon Glacier in Sweet Potato Pie, and she will receive it soon. I’m totally in love with this colourway, too! Ooh, I want it…

I AM a Workaholic

Monday, March 26th, 2007
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It’s my birthday today! And I’ll be in the lab from 1pm to 6pm running more folks through the eye-tracker. Then I’m going to go home and have a romantic night reading papers and writing essays. Yesterday I watched The DaVinci Code (which was lame) and made my data analysis program (which was awesomely fun). It looks totally amazing! I obviously can’t show you results because some people haven’t finished looking at all the comics yet, so I’ll take a different comic and make some fake data:

Perry Bible Fellowship Eyetracking

It’s still a work in progress, but that’s not bad for a few hours! If someone had told me last year that I’d soon be drawing pictures with the interweb and programming my own ANOVA “software” (and ENJOYING it), I would have scissor-kicked them in their lady-and-or-gentlemanly parts.