I'm late to the #introductions, but here it goes. I'm 30, she/her, from #Germany. I work as a environmental scientist at a university, pursuing a PhD degree. I need some #python #programming skills to do that.
I'm fairly into #crafts, especially #fiberarts like #knitting and #sewing.
I enjoy #boardgames a lot, I also started playing #shadowrun about a year ago.
#games like #citiesskylines or #civilization5 have quite a few hours on my steam account.
Plus: Trying to improve my #french ;)
Yeah. I think it worked out okay. You can feel it a bit if you know it's there but I doubt it will bother me in the long run. at the end of the braid, I tied single or double strands together to kind of fix it in place, then used the charcoal thread at the very end of the project that I wove in normally to sew it tightly to the end.
Absolutely not excited about weaving in all these ends... #knitting
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Yet I did learn from POC - there are lots on lots of ressources on YouTube, especially for sewing that I just consumed. Great stuff.
That's a huge imbalance I am having here.
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Just went through my past 144 projects and it seems like there are 3 projects where I followed a pattern by a non white designer. Three. T.h.r.e.e.
I had a similar experience going through my book shelf a couple of years ago. Of course I never actively left out POC creators or writers. But of course, what is advertised to you is biased. What you find and stumble upon, it is biased.
#knitting #whiteprivilege #racism
This, 5 minutes after going through my sad collection of crochet needles, finding two 0.75mm and one 3mm needle, thinking why the hell I have two tiiiiny crochet needles that I'll never need. But as the yarn was so fuzzy, I needed two needles, going at it like a surgeon, moving the stitch and the floats around as needed.
When you're a knitter and you buy knitwear (so much faster), you usually take a close look at what you're getting. However I still missed this dropped stitch. My eyes hurt now after laddering up this extremely fuzzy, two stranded yarn with two 0.75mm crochet needles, but yay for being able to fix things myself! #knitting #fixingstuff
Something I learned about German by connecting with international friends on the fediverse:
Jup : Ja :: yup/yep : yes
They even have similar sounds in both languages! French does ouais : oui, which is still close in initial sounds and sounds more like English yeah : yes in the latter part of the word.
Languages are neat!
Random school concert story: I was to play an intro on the saxophone before the choir took over and when I was about to go on stage we were short a music stand - A friend quickly decided to hold my sheet music for me. She went down on one knee, holding up the paper and...she was trying so hard not to laugh but you know how it is when you try not to laugh! And how hard it is to not join in! I consider it one of my greatest accomplishments in life that I did not burst out laughing into my sax!
Second time I did a Duet with a friend and that went very well.
We sang "Girls of the night" from Jekyll & Hyde - a weird song choice, probably it was suggested by my music teacher back then.
Whenever I run into a mum of a friend back from school she ask's if I still take vocal lessons and every time I tell her I never did and she is surprised every time.
Today I've been an aunt for 10 years! #auntoversary? ;)
So unbelievable that my Nephew is 10 now, it feels like he was so little just a second ago.
I learned french with you, I read books with you, I played boardgames with you. We had entire conversations using as many Alanis Morrissette lyrics as possible. We discussed in great detail what hash browns are and how they compare to other potato-stuff. We celebrated each others selfies. We gave each other knitting advice.
Thank you. :*
Heeeelllooo! Today is my #Mastoversary! I made my first toot today one year ago!
It's been a pleasure! Thank you everyone for creating this community!
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First Mastodon Selfie for 2019, say whaaat.
I just learned that numbers like 555 and 333 are called repdigits in English.
Schnapszahl* (🇩🇪) sounds much more fun.
*literal translation: "schnaps number"
Laura, 31 from Germany. Environmental scientist, knitter, beginner sewist and interested in coding.
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