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Suffrage, spite and spectacular art: Studio Notes #36

Whoa. I've been so knee-deep in design work, I almost forgot to write to you, and that never happens.
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Suffrage, spite and spectacular art: Studio Notes #36
By Studio Miranda  • Issue #36 • View online
Whoa. I’ve been so knee-deep in design work, I almost forgot to write to you, and that never happens. I think it shows how much fun I’ve been having with this project. It’s a jacket with some gradient elements and some funky construction and some seriously delicious Knitting Goddess yarn, and I can’t wait to show you. I’ve had to rip it out a lot – because of the funky construction, it was hard to know how things would work until I actually knit it up full-size – but I don’t even care, it’s such an enjoyable knit. 
Other than that, as ever, I’ve been reading a lot about Instagram and newsletters and art and women and stuff. Here are the best things I’ve found.   

Art attack!
Pinkest Pink Versus Blackest Black
Say it with art
My newest inspirations
Good ideas
Did I tell you all that my motto for 2018 is “less is more”? This is part of the reason: “If success is a catalyst for failure because it leads to the ‘undisciplined pursuit of more,’ then one simple antidote is the disciplined pursuit of less. Not just haphazardly saying no, but purposefully, deliberately, and strategically eliminating the nonessentials.” Or more succinctly, “whole ass one thing”. 
(And if your 2018 is off to a wobbly start, why don’t you start over? February is shorter than January and has fewer distractions, making it a great time to work on new habits.) 
Women power!
Today marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the UK – well, sort of. It took another 10 years to lift the extra qualifications women needed to vote (age, property, education). Clearly, we should celebrate with knitting! Kate Atherley, my marvellous tech editor, has released a mini-collection of shawls inspired by notable women of mathematics; and MK Nance has a punchy mitten pattern to raise funds for women’s organisations. 
And finally
Happy making!
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