Fertility boom

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There has been a local fertility boom. Perhaps there is "something in the water," but a cluster of our friends are expecting children. It's a wonderful and exciting time for them. For me, it's an excuse to try something in weaving that I haven't done before. Baby blankets.

Most of my weaving to date has featured high contrast, and bold colours. Many projects have been functional pieces or featured complex structure. And sometimes rough and rugged textures in the form of some pretty raw wool. This was going to be different. Read more about Fertility boom

What not to map in OpenStreetMap

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We love to map. We love to provide correct, complete, comprehensive data for the OpenStreetMap® data base, and for the millions of consumers of that data, around the World.

And I'm walking around the neighbourhood, minding my own business1, when I pass the intersection of Waters and Stanley. Just a normal day, Wait. What?

I see these new street signs. Time to improve OpenStreetMap, right?

Wrong.

I'm not mapping this

"Waters and Stanley"? That's not this intersection. Those aren't Toronto, municipal street signs! Read more about What not to map in OpenStreetMap

Lamont tartan place mat, step by step, part 1

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This article covers my weaving process, for a recent project. I can't say that I recommend this method or these tools; I simply want to document them. I'm relatively new to weaving and I try something new with each project.

First, a look at a few of the tools I'm using. Read more about Lamont tartan place mat, step by step, part 1

Tartan scarf

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A new scarf, perhaps. Hard to say really. I mean, it's a rectangle. It could be a scarf or a shawl. It could be a bed throw, a couch throw or a wide table runner. Mostly, it will be up to the user.

This was my second go at the Cameron of Erracht tartan.

Round One

My first go at the Cameron of Erracht tartan was with the Modern colourway, as judiciously cropped, here.

Cameron of Erracht, modern, cropped Read more about Tartan scarf

Mother's Day 2015

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doubleweave pillow case project, winding onto cloth beam

I've been doing a little weaving. This is my Mother's Day 2015 project, shown in progress. Each additional thread of yarn is added to the cloth near the top right of this image. The woven cloth lengthens as each additional thread is added. This process continues, adding threads and lengthening cloth. The woven cloth is wound onto the cloth beam to allow more threads to be added to the cloth and to extend the maximum length of an object woven on the loom. The lower portion of the image shows several wraps of the cloth woven for this project. Read more about Mother's Day 2015

Weekly OpenStreetMap Roundup

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Did you know that there is a weekly roundup of OpenStreetMap® news? Now you know.

http://www.weeklyosm.eu/

The Weekly OSM is published in many languages. Have a look and send them information that you think should be published.

Submit news items

Do you have an OpenStreetMap news item that the weekly OpenStreetMap news team should know about? Tell them, blog@openstreetmap.de Read more about Weekly OpenStreetMap Roundup

OpenStreetMap Foundation General Meeting Analysis

The December 2014 general meeting was held on IRC over the weekend, and appeared to run smoothly. Thanks go to Paul Norman as the election manager and Kate Chapman as the meeting chair. Quorum was reached, with some room to spare, and there appeared to be several observers in attendance as well.

The official notice of the election results will appear on the OpenStreetMap Foundation web site. I'm using numbers from a draft version, so any errors or oversights are entirely my fault. Read more about OpenStreetMap Foundation General Meeting Analysis

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