When tragedy strikes, crafters have a unique response. It's not just "How can I help?" it's "What can I make? How can my crafting help?" And after May 26th's fatal stabbings aboard a MAX train, Portland crafter Rita Bhatia knew what to do. She calls it "Hearts for Portland." "On May 26, 2017, we lost 2 brave men who were trying to defend two teenagers from a violent man making racist comments in Portland, OR," she wrote on Facebook.
Pearl Fiber Arts is having an Apple Fiber Studio pop-up shop through Sunday, June 18. "Apple Fiber Studio brings us plush, hand-dyed yarns micro-brewed in Bellingham Wash.", the store writes. "Colors Inspired by the beauty of the Pacific NW, Apple Fiber Studio colorways offer both speckled and shaded varieties. We'll have samples and a good selection of colors for you to choose from. If you love these yarns as we think you will, we'll order more and stock them on a regular basis."
So it's hot one day and rainy and clammy the next. Then it's windy, then it's hot again. How to cope? With shawls. They class up any outfit, and they're a stylish way to deal with fickle weather. Check out these pretties and get inspired. Fancy Mee shawl. Nice light asymmetrical shawl for spring. I like that you can use any yarn for this. Game of Tones shawl. Another nifty option for gradients or striping yarns. The designer deems this "[a] fun quick knit to allow you to play with tones, shades, stripes."
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".