piranha: red origami crane (Default)
[personal profile] piranha
oh wow, i just came across this while looking for something completely different, and it is amazingly useful:

also, lucy neatby rocks, and not just because she has the best hair.

on 2010-09-03 20:05 (UTC)
seryn: skein of green yarn (yarn)
Posted by [personal profile] seryn
This was awesome. Thanks for sharing.

on 2010-09-04 02:07 (UTC)
anatsuno: River Tam floats through space to Mal Reynolds' waiting arms (family in space)
Posted by [personal profile] anatsuno
SO AWESOME. I'm so glad you posted this!

on 2010-09-06 04:30 (UTC)
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] afuna
Um wow. I love it!

on 2010-09-07 00:39 (UTC)
aquaeri: angled knitting (knitting)
Posted by [personal profile] aquaeri
Very nice trick, but I'm uncomfortable with the name.


on 2010-09-07 07:52 (UTC)
aquaeri: angled knitting (knitting)
Posted by [personal profile] aquaeri
She says in the video that it's named for Navajo plying, and that part makes sense. But I don't like "knitting with yarn that's being Navajo-plied on the fly" getting compressed down into "Navajo knitting". It moves the "Navajo" adjective from referring to actual Navajo people to referring to loose chaining. And given how Navajo people are treated, that isn't acceptable to me. (I'm not opposed to the underlying linguistic principle - I completely accept that "Danish" refers to a class of baked goods that has only a tenuous connection to Denmark, for example. And of course the Danish baked goods are called wienerbrød - Vienna bread.)

I don't know if Navajo people knit and if they do anything different when they do. The only hit I could find doesn't seem to mention knitting in the actual text.


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