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Knitting a mitten

Why does a techie such as myself like to do hand work?

I learned to sew, embroider, and crochet as a child. In college and graduate school I picked up knitting. Later I learned to spin and as might be expected from my formal training in chemistry, took up vegetable dyeing too. I am also interested in the history of technology -- the roots of computer programming are in the textile industry!

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