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Ravelry Seizure and Migraine Warning

Please note that a large number of Ravelry users are reporting that the new site design is causing migraines, nausea and seizures. Ravelry owners and staff have taken the decision to leave the new design as the default, regardless of the harm it is causing to the health of some users.

Because of their decision to leave the problematic design in place where people can come across it accidentally, I have chosen to remove all links to Ravelry from Knitting-and.com and to warn people who may suffer from migraine, nausea and illnesses that include seizures as a symptom to stay away from the site until the owners decide that the health and safety of it’s visitors is important.

Sarah

The National Library of Australia Online Archives

A screenshot of the Australian National Library's online archives, Trove.

Today’s “favourite things Thursday” is all about Trove, the online Archives of the Australian National Library.

You can search many of their collections, but for me the great forgotten treasures lie in the newspaper and magazine archives, the pictures, photos and objects archive and the diaries and letters archives.

Whether you want to learn about the jazz knitting craze of the 1920’s, embroider a bin chicken, or read thank you letters from wounded soldiers in World War 1, to the girls who knit them socks (and a knitting pattern). You’ll find what you’re looking for.

Some favourites of mine include:

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little look into just some of the treasures you can find in the Trove archives. Let me know what you find in the comments, or if there’s something you’d like to find, let me know!

Sarah
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