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Periodic Table Sweater

Posted by Avital Pinnick on February 28, 2018

Periodic Table Sweater

After nearly 20 years, I decided it was time to update the Periodic Table sweater. So here it is, with elements 111-118 included. It required 10 balls of blue Cascade 220 Superwash wool (8 blue, 1 purple, 1 cream). It took me about 3 weeks. I knitted the letters without charting, so some are not identical. The lines are intarsia and the letters are stranded. The body was knit in the round and the sleeves were steeked. Finishing the ends on the inside was a nightmare because the cream yarn was not carried all the way around in the first two rows. I see an error in the grid, which I will fix right away.

Periodic Table Sweater

25/365: Periodic Table Sweater

The original Periodic Table sweater was meant as a joke. First, the colours are really ugly because the yarn was a gift (Woolease, which wasn’t available in Israel at the time). One sleeve has names of bacteria and the other has names of fungi. Since no one ever showed much interest in the sleeves, I didn’t bother repeating the feat.

Periodic Table Sweater

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Project365 after One Month: More Outside Photos

Posted by Avital Pinnick on February 2, 2018

14/365: Streetlamp in rain

Streetlamp during a heavy rainstorm. I had to force myself to go out to take this photo.

28/365: View towards Jerusalem

Entrance to Maale Adumim in foreground, Jerusalem in background, taken with LG G3 phonecam while on one of my rather infrequent runs.

8/365: Tram stop

City hall tram stop, Jerusalem.

11/365: Conservatory

Maaleh Adumim conservatory.

24/365: Jerusalem Technology Park tower

Jerusalem Technology Park office tower, Har Hotzvim, Jerusalem.

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Project365 after One Month: Outside

Posted by Avital Pinnick on February 1, 2018

16/265: Shrine of the Book at Night

Shrine of the Book, Israel Museum, Jerusalem. I used a long exposure to smooth the water. I didn’t have a tripod, so I set the camera on a ledge and used the timer.

For the purposes of this blog, I define “outside” photos as anything I took outside the house. Only 14 qualified, which probably means I need to get a life. 🙂

22/365: Spice Stall

Spice stall, Mahaneh Yehuda shuk, Jerusalem, after meeting a friend for dinner. This is only half the shop, by the way. I didn’t have a wide enough lens to include the other side.

9/365: Cinema City

Cinema City, Jerusalem, while waiting for my son, so that we could see Star Wars VIII.

15/365: Work at 6 a.m.

Work at 6 a.m. I live 100 km from the office, so I carpool with a coworker/neighbour a couple times a week. We leave at 5 a.m., arrive at 6. I’m usually the first to turn on the lights and deactivate the alarm.

17/365: Toastmasters

Jerusalem Toastmasters, in Har Hotzvim. I’ve been a member since 2015 and I’m currently its president, which means I don’t have too much to do if everyone else does their job. If you’re in the area, come by for a visit!

10/365: Food shack

Kiosk in Sanhedriya, Jerusalem, on the way to Toastmasters. They seem to sell everything — hot food, newspapers, umbrellas, flowers. The decor is dominated by Sephardi rabbis.

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