I can’t say enough good things about Women & Children First.  They are an amazing store doing amazing intersectional work and I look forward to seeing what the new owners can bring to the table.  If you have a couple of bucks to throw their way, their dream is to revamp the store to have more space for authors, events, support groups, and activism, please consider donating to their fundraiser.  

There are so few feminist bookstores left in the US but I can’t under-emphasize how important it was to me personally and (probably to others) to be able to walk into a store and find books on the shelf about queer people.   I wish there was one in every city.  But even if Chicago is nowhere near you, I think that stores like this are so great for women authors to give them the spotlight that they often don’t get in the traditional literary world.  

So even if you can’t donate, reblog and signal boost please.  

- Sarah 


Katharine Hepburn as Amazon warrior princess Antiope & Colin Keith-Johnston as Theseus in stage production of “The Warrior’s Husband”, 1932


Katharine Hepburn as Amazon warrior princess Antiope & Colin Keith-Johnston as Theseus in stage production of “The Warrior’s Husband”, 1932

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My state may have been dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century, but by gum they got there.  Yes!

sillyboot Asked
QuestionI want to make socks for my boyfriend for his birthday, but I don't know how to work out the sizes and figure that out. His feet are 13W and I just want to make good toe-up socks. Any idea where I can get a good (free) pattern and how to figure out the size? Answer



Joking aside, here’s a universal toe-up sock pattern generator, if you’re willing to do a bit of measuring (and math). Now that I mention it, you’re probably going to have to do a fair amount of measuring (and math) no matter what you decide to do. Unless you decide to spoil the surprise and take advantage of the toe-up aspect of your chosen pattern and have him try on your socks-in-progress.

Followers, feel free to chime in with ideas.

I’ll see you and I’ll raise you.  I made my husband socks for his size 15 clodhoppers.  The pattern I used was Zhenya’s MUMTU, which is also a toe-up generator based on foot size.

Because he also has flat feet I made the gusset (section that increases from mid-foot to back of foot) larger than usual and they fit like a dream.

I’m glad the socks are holding up well, because with size 15 feet, NEVER AGAIN.  Some things are just too big for a gal to comfortably handle.


Sulawesi Cave Paintings

Paintings in a cave in Indonesia have been dated to 40,000 years ago, as old or older than any paintings found in Europe.

For decades, the only evidence of ancient cave art was in Spain and southern France. It led some to believe that the creative explosion that led to the art and…

Love this.  Also paging medievalpoc.


In Union Square in Somerville, across the street from a Dunkin Donuts, cast iron radiators dominate a busy corner. We dropped one off last week, a three-hundred pounder removed from a kitchen we’re renovating in Arlington. It felt like we were returning it to its family, that it would be welcomed into the rusting, paint-chipped crowd. They used to pay ten bucks when you dropped one off. Now it’s nothing except a lighter load in the back of your truck, and a new member of the lot, cold to the touch, still radiating something.

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