Word of the Day
|Definition:||(verb) Hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of.|
|Synonyms:||blockade, obstruct, embarrass, hinder|
|Usage:||He worked to improve his athletic skills, but his weak knees stymied his progress at every turn.|
Idiom of the Day
That which is extremely difficult to achieve or requires a large amount of effort or patience to enact. Primarily heard in US, South Africa
|Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international organization dedicated to helping alcoholics stop drinking and maintain their sobriety. It functions through local groups that meet regularly and emphasizes a 12-step recovery program that includes acknowledgment of the problem, faith in a "higher power," and a desire to change for the better and to help others recover.|
|Philip is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. The son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice, who was a great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria, he was raised in Britain and served in combat with the Royal Navy in World War II. In 1947, he became a British subject and renounced his right to the Greek and Danish thrones. He married Princess Elizabeth in 1947 and continued on active service in the navy until her accession to the throne in 1952.|
|The only event of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, the annual Sea Music Festival takes place during the second weekend in June at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, Connecticut. The festival is a tribute to the music that has been an integral part of shipboard life since the 16th century, offering performances of chanteys, or sailors' work songs, as well as "forebitters"—songs sung for entertainment. The event features daytime and evening concerts Thursday through Sunday, symposia, workshops, and a dance.|
|Humans began to settle down and farm the land some 12,000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent in southwestern Asia. Over the next couple thousand years, agriculture caught on in other regions, setting the stage for today's human civilization.|
1793 - The Jardin des Plantes zoo opened in Paris. It was the first public zoo.
1854 - The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, held its first graduation.
1902 - The "outlook" or "see-through" envelope was patented by Americus F. Callahan.
1903 - Binney & Smith Company began developing a product line of wax crayons. The product was named Crayola.
1909 - The SOS distress signal was used for the first time. The Cunard liner SS Slavonia used the signal when it wrecked off the Azores.
1944 - The youngest pitcher in major league baseball pitched his first game. Joe Nuxhall was 15 years old (and 10 months and 11 days).
1948 - Chuck Yeager exceeded the speed of sound in the Bell XS-1.
1966 - Janis Joplin debuted on stage at the Avalon ballroom in San Francisco.
1993 - It was announced by scientists that genetic material was extracted from an insect that lived when dinosaurs roamed the Earth.
A betafite octahedron collected in Bancroft, Ontario, Canada. Betafite, a mineral group in the pyrochlore supergroup, typically occurs as a primary mineral in granite pegmatites, and rarely in carbonatites. Though there is no applicable use for the accepted betafite species, it is an important ore of thorium, uranium, and niobium.
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Photograph by Lucas Barbieri, National Geographic
A train zips down the coastline in the beach city Del Mar, north of San Diego, California. Lucas Barbieri caught this scene at sunset. “The limited light and the wispy clouds gave it a great painterly feel,” he writes.
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4 wedge star like dishcloth
Cast on 15 stitches using 5 or 6mm needles, using 2 strands of cotton yarn.
This cloth is made up of 4 wedges, all exactly the same. Then the edge is sewn together, the threads are sewn in and the cloth is complete. :)
Row 1: M1 (by knitting into the front and back of the first stitch) K across to last st, turn.
Row 2: K across row.
Row 3: M1, K across to last 2 sts, turn.
Row 4: K across row.
Row 5: M1, K across to last 3 sts, turn.
Row 6: K across row.
Row 7: M1, K across to last 4 sts, turn.
Row 8: K across row.
Row 9: M1, K across to last 5 sts, turn.
Row 10: K across row.
Row 11: M1, K across to last 6 sts, turn.
Row 12: K across row.
Row 13: M1, K across to last 7 sts, turn.
Row 14: K across row.
Row 15: M1, K across to last 8 sts, turn.
Row 16: K across row.
Row 17: M1, K across to last 9 sts, turn.
Row 18: K across row.
Row 19: M1, K across to last 10 sts, turn.
Row 20: K across row.
Row 21: M1, K across to last 11 sts, turn.
Row 22: K across row.
Row 23: M1, K across to last 12 sts, turn.
Row 24: K across row.
Row 25: K2tog, K across to last 11 sts, turn.
Row 26: K across row.
Row 27: K2tog, K across to last 10 sts, turn.
Row 28: K across row.
Row 29: K2tog, K across to last 9 sts, turn.
Row 30: K across row.
Row 31: K2tog, K across to last 8 sts, turn.
Row 32: K across row.
Row 33: K2tog, K across to last 7 sts, turn.
Row 34: K across row.
Row 35: K2tog, K across to last 6 sts, turn.
Row 36: K across row.
Row 37: K2tog, K across to last 5 sts, turn.
Row 38: K across row.
Row 39: K2tog, K across to last 4 sts, turn.
Row 40: K across row.
Row 41: K2tog, K across to last 3 sts, turn.
Row 42: K across row.
Row 43: K2tog, K across to last 2 sts, turn.
Row 44: K across row.
Row 45: K2tog, K across to last 1 sts, turn.
Row 46: K across row.
Begin at row 1 again if making another wedge or cast off the 15 stitches you have left on your needles. :)
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