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Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
Such a fun book. I mean it.

My Super-Nerd Status

Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
I even love the chapter titles in this book.

I have mentioned the website associated with this book before.

Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
You know you want to read this.

Projects and chapters range from explorations of self-similar crochet, quilted mobius bands, and baby pants that are modeled on the shape of a stop sign.

Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
I'm so vain.

...and I'm mentioned in the acknowledgments. With my name spelled correctly and everything.

I made tiny Klein bottles for my professors when I was about to finish my undergraduate degree in 2001.

I sat in class, knitting away, on #4 double-pointed needles, with some yarn that was hand-spun and hand-dyed by a weaver in North Carolina. I expected one of them to stop me when he paused during his lecture on Quantum Mechanics.

Instead, he stopped by my chair, stared at me, and said, "Man, I could NEVER do that."

Thanks, Dr. Loinaz. You really made me feel smart that day.