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Yes, block even acrylic yarn... just do it the right way, so you don't "kill" your piece, unless that's the look you want, and sometimes it is. Yet another reason to make nice big gauge swatches... testing!

from Forbes

A Former Pharma Ghostwriter Speaks Out

Matthew Herper, "A Former Pharma Ghostwriter Speaks Out", Forbes, 8/10/2011. Link http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewherper/2011/08/10/a-former-pharma-ghostwriter-speaks-out/

Marlin's Stadium in Miami, Florida, earned a LEED Gold Certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for New Construction), making them the most sustainable stadium in the MLB. Author Tom Green, shares that first the stadium qualified for a Silver Certification, but the team’s owner, Jeffery Loria, did not want to stop there. Water usage was reduced 52%, potable water was reduced 60%, and the stadium construction was 97% recycled products from a 500 mile around the stadium.

Trans fat ban? The FDA’s attempt to divert our attention | TheHill. "The ban of trans fats could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths each year." Why not ban Gmos, too? The trans fat is made up of GMOs. Hydrogenated oil, soy lecithin, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup to name a few of them.

Blocking - awesome article on WHY it is important to block a knitted garment! *ahem...I have never blocked anything before...but I will now!* Includes details on how to treat different fibre types (e.g.: wool, silk, linen, cotton, etc) in the blocking process. Plus some info on tools. ~s~