I’ve got about 14cm to go on one of them, and only maybe about 5cm on the other, and then I’ll start the shaping and they’re as good as done. That's what I want to find out! Portuguese knitting (thumb flicking or Bosnian/Balkan/Andean/Incan knitting) is common in Portugal. They would need a bit of math to adjust gauge, perhaps, but Kirsten Kapur’s Kanagawa mittens might be just the ticket. The Yarn Harlot's Bag of Knitting Tricks Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much Knitlit Too edited by Linda Roghaar and Molly Wolf. Its an admirable distraction. Probably not. I find that after a loss or another big shock, it’s like you have no resistance for a while to the usual run of day-to-day bs that the universe hands out and the next wee thing can knock you flat and leave you crying in the tub because you have a hangnail and someone didn’t answer an email (instantly) so clearly no one loves you and everything sucks and …. Combination knitters are therefore flipping back and forth in stitch mounts and must take this into account so that their. Jan 14, 2019 - Yarn Harlot "Baby Blanket" Truly the loveliest heirloom blanket I've ever seen. Crabby days come and go, but you, Stephanie always lift my spirits. Not that there's much movement required — speed knitting master Hazel Tindall uses the Shetland knitting style. Just signed up! Continental combination knitting is the usual way of knitting in Russia, which is why it's sometimes also referred to as Russian knitting. And I usually like being at home! Who knows. Have you ever noticed slight tufts of orange hair on Ken? I hope today is a little better. “Blocking will take care of that” – a laugh line worthy of Stephanie herself! Oh, that yarn definitely needs to be mittens! When patterns refer to working stitches off the left-hand needle and onto the right, left-handed knitters are obviously doing this in the other direction. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am so sorry. Grey is calm, and it’s uncomplicated. Author: Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. Perhaps you can? And, running markers – that gives me so much hope. One of the best things about the world having turned upside down, is very frequent Yarn Harlot posts! I’d be catatonic were I you – or at least overly obsessed with my kid’s dealing with stuff. Look at Mountain Mist hat by Tincan knits Great job on the sweater!! I still get your book out every time I have to graft a toe. Knit on! In Portuguese knitting the working yarn is tensioned by wrapping it around the back of the neck or on the lapel with a Portuguese knitting pin. I’m glad your days got better. St. Paul, Minn. May 13, 2008 7:00 p.m. Share Twitter Facebook Email. With lever knitting, you don't need to put down your knitting every time you wrap yarn around the needle tip. I’m coping, sort of, by knitting a lot of little projects, so I definitely see progress. The rain keeps coming in though and it will ruin my floors. I flip a piece of yarn back and forth between my needles every so many rounds and it counts where I’m at for me. It will come to me, I hope. Knitting: Working on a Bistro Shirt, which I really should be doing in a cotton/linen blend, but I’m so iffy about working with cotton that I just impulsively bought some good ol’ Patons Classic Wool and started knitting. I am planning one. This helps with efficiency because you don't need to start and stop as you knit just to add more yarn. Oh, they’re lovely, and would be so good with the colours of that yarn. Those will be some pretty mittens. Tensioning the yarn lower down on the “stupid” fingers allows the index finger and thumb (the … Which mittens? I’m almost done the sleeves of Ken’s sweater. Canada About Blog A writer, knitter, blogger Steph Pearl-McPhee goes on (and on) about Knitting. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee unravels the mysteries of tangled yarn, confusing patterns, and stubbornly unfinished projects. (It's just located behind the needle.) I was a misery case for much of the day – no need to go into any details, I’m pretty sure we’d all have no trouble thinking up a few good reasons to feel crappy at present, if you wanted to sit down and make a list. Your email address will not be published. If you're a left-handed knitter, you need to do everything as a mirror image to a right-handed person or to right-handed knitting patterns. Maybe something like the ones from Saltwater Mittens? I like mug-up and signal hill. In the English style, working yarn is held in the same hand as the working needle. I do my sleeves two at a time but on two circulars like the way I knit socks .. doesn’t picking up and putting down different sets of DPs waste time? This will eventually end too. That's why I like to use handedness-neutral terminology and refer to the needles as working needle and holding needle instead, to make pattern instructions universal for all knitters. She is without a doubt a Knitting Rock Star. The style also helps reduce knitting-related injuries. Ken is so lucky to have you as a friend. The lost dimension: Right- or left-handed knitting? This style is similar to lever knitting (see below) with the yarn in the non-dominant hand. I think I was just crabby. But that's not all! If a mitten pattern doesn’t start calling your name, perhaps you should use your newly-spun yarn for a cover for a sofa pillow. Or does he occasionally go by the nickname, Pongo? We don't actually know whether this is true or just (knitting) wives' tales. Start your review of Knitting Rules! Sorry you had a carpy day yesterday and glad today is better. Brava, Steph, for a good nights sleep and recognizing crabby for what it is. Lever knitting, also known as pivot knitting or Irish Cottage knitting, uses the same flicking motion. I have to be inside today to work but I keep trying to open all my doors so I can be inside while feeling like I’m part of the weather. I have 6 rows to go on a shawl using some gorgeous Wellington Fibres 2-ply 60/40 mohair/wool in Chestnut. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#query=arne%20and%20carlos%20mittens&sort=created&view=captioned_thumbs&page=1, https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hello-goodbye. Millie, I feel sorry – quite specifically – for Ken’s arms, lengthening and shortening at the mercy of your mood. The hard part is when you are in the middle, knowing when the end will be. It’s not just Canada — despite the fact that it was warm enough for shorts over the weekend, they’re calling for snow here tomorrow! Write a review. This is so exciting! So good to see how far along those are already. I second the wish to see Ken showing off the beautiful finished product! Even when everything is crappy. I re-read all your books earlier in the crisis, and enjoyed them ever so much. Hat? A Very Harlot Poncho Yarn Harlot 7 1721 465. Glad today is a better day! What if you mixed your stitch mounts? Recommends it for: people with too much time on their hands. No stitches are twisted which is why Eastern style knitting is also known as the Eastern uncrossed method. I never! Grey reminds me of the rain, which always feels renewing to me. To form a new stitch, you scoop the working yarn with the tip of the working needle. . The stitches end up in this orientation when the working yarn is wrapped around the needle in the clockwise direction. is a collection of useful advice and emotional support for the avid knitter. Moreover, it rained on the weekend and so all four of those little skeins are finished, and now I’ve just got to figure out what they want to be. The knitter uses a special knitting belt on their hip into which the other end of needle is tucked, holding it in place and freeing hands for movement. Have you ever thought about the E.L.F. Jodi is correct in sugesting the Kanagawa mittens. Touch the light bulb. As this is the polar opposite to the Western mount, most Western-style knitters refer to this as the, But wait! See the previous post!!! First dimension: How do you hold your yarn? When you first learned to knit, did you think you were doing it following a certain knitting style? If I could give you a good, hard hug, I would. I’m sure there are ways to make your blog pay, which would be perfect while your other job is on hiatus. Ooh! That yarn would look fabulous knit up in your Cloisonee mitten pattern. Required fields are marked *. They are so similar they're sometimes clumped into one but I think they are ever so slightly different from each other. Some of those are already 4 colors, but I think many of them could be adapted. You said it picks up the colors from some pillows you already have, so it should work. According to Wikipedia, continental knitting became widespread in Europe in the early 19th century but fell out of favor in English-speaking countries after World War II because of its association with Germany. You more than most at the moment have every right to be crabby and yet here you are, still doing for others. It's been long established that around 9 in 10 people are right handed. I'm a right-handed Western-style continental knitter with a Norwegian purl. The world needs more people like her. Good Lord! Looking forward to learning some new things. Combination knitters are therefore flipping back and forth in stitch mounts and must take this into account so that their stitches don't accidentally get twisted. Susanna Winter is a knitwear designer, creating timeless and elegant pieces with clean lines. I can be perfectly fine for most of the day, and then some little thing (usually something I hear on the radio, or tv), puts me in the depth of despair. Of the remaining 10%, approximately 9% are left handed and the last 1% ambidextrous, that is, equally adept at using both hands. Hi Stephanie… I have a question.. Stitch mount is independent of knitting style but some combinations are more common than others, as the table at the top of the post suggests. Looks like some of your Cloisonee mittens to me! OMG! English knitting is generally considered the most common way of knitting in English-speaking countries, such as the UK, the US, and Australia. Sharing knitting, yarn and her lumpy over spun spinning escapades. How you hold your yarn is just one aspect of knitting style. Jun 25, 2012 - Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Woven in those colors-how beautiful would that be? One of the best things about the world having turned upside down, is very frequent Yarn Harlot posts! ©2007–2020 talvi knits. The needle can also be supported on the hook between the thumb and index finger, which acts as a pivot point (or lever, hence the name). She talks about this style of knitting in a podcast interview she did here. Yarn Harlot 10 2702 607. Feeling your pain on the sweater. I am sorry. Shelves: knitting-books. We, your adoring fans, would also be most grateful for another book like “Knitting Rules” with patterns and instructions. There are about 56 pages of actual useful content in this book. The same method can also be found in the Balkans in Eastern Europe. That's what, Traditional combination knitters produce their knit stitches in the counter-clockwise direction, that is, their knit stitches are done using the Western mount. Woo hoo. It'll take just a couple of minutes to fill! This is no time for grey, but it’s definitely a good time for the joy of a finished thing, and an even better time to put a friend in a new sweater. Straws vs camels’ backs and all that. Other than anecdotal evidence to suggest that picking is more common in Western and Northern Europe, throwing in the UK and the US, and Portuguese knitting in, well, Portugal, there really hasn't been research into the issue of knitting styles. I’m sure Ken will fully appreciate those long sleeves and a new sweater to keep him warm. Spilly Jane is always inspirational! There's another option... or two. Grey is being in a warm bed in a cold room and not needing to be up yet. Shetland knitting (also known as Scottish knitting, the Old Style, or from the hip knitting) is very similar to lever knitting. How you hold your yarn is just. It’s soft and calm and wraps me in warmth if that makes any sense at all. With those colors? Some days are definitely hard, it’s important to remember they will not last. I’m sorry yesterday was so hard. My sister, who started knitting after turning 65, loves Magic Loop and can’t bear dpns. Purl stitches, however, are done in the clockwise direction, resulting in an Eastern mount on the needle. Well I can’t wait to see them. YOU: allowed to have a grouchy day, yes you are. Via historical photos detailing a timeline of knitting, she explained how knitting sustained families and how British families accomplished knitting 2 pairs of socks per week per person back when. Yesterday was dreadful. Shetland knitting (also known as Scottish knitting, the Old Style, or from the hip knitting) is very similar to lever knitting. This post is so useful, I have looked all over the internet for it, thank you so much for sharing it. For this, the needle is held in the pen grip (under the needle) rather than in the knife grip (over the needle) that's more common in other knitting styles. If you’re in the suggestion business, each of those little skeins is about 75m (for a grand total of about 300m, if you don’t feel like adding) and the yarn is rustic and sturdy, so I think the mittens should be too. Just wondering. Jun 20, 2015 - The YarnHarlot speed knitting, she knits like the wind. Lever knitting is considered to be one the fastest knitting styles, used among others by The Yarn Harlot. The Yarn Harlot's 2006 Knitting Olympics; swampcrone; April 19th, 2007, 02:06 pm; Mary Read Memorial Scarf Knit-along. The Yarn Harlot ain't got nothing on me. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Blocking will take care of that, right? You are a light to us! Lever knitting is considered to be one the fastest knitting styles, used among others by The Yarn Harlot. Things will get better, eventually. Congratulations for battling up the arms and having this sweater nearly done. I perfectly understand your feelings. TA. It’s a rollercoaster at the best of times, and now everything’s gone off the track. Powered by ScribeFire. In the meantime, that sweater is going down. Would you mind help quench my curiosity by. Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knittermoves beyond instructions and patterns into the purest elements of knitting: obsession, frustration, reflection, and fun. And for a look at that beautiful yarn. : ) I keep bits of non-shedding yarn in my bag for this purpose. Unlike many videos, this one gives you a knitter's view of the needles, so it is very helpful for understanding the motion. Your email address will not be published. Stephanie is a gracious and giving lady. And glad that you were better today…sleep is a great resetter. I re-read all your books earlier in the crisis, and enjoyed them ever so much. It is not uncommon — at least in the past — that left-handed kids were not allowed to knit with their dominant hand leading, either because teachers didn't have the capabilities to teach them left-handed knitting or because right-hand dominant attitudes said they should just buck up and do it like everyone else. On the knitting front, I can never quite believe that what seems so little yarn can make what seems like such a large item of clothing?? Greta Cunningham. Goodness knows I’m not about to start loving sunshine just because everyone else does. I don’t know if anything on her site would suit your yarn, but they sure are pretty… One Row Handspun Scarf Yarn Harlot 85 28531 11725. I am sure it is personal preference and Im not being critical, just wondering…. So I stopped working on the dk garter stitch project which is so calming it’s a good go-to when feeling stressed, and began to knit the felted sushi wallet I scored on etsy. I've put together a short. This morning I went merrily out the door in just a sweater (and pants) to do a bit of garden prep. Rigged for four colours? Awards. With the help of YouTube and video tutorials it has become increasingly obvious that there are a bunch of different knitting styles all over the world. Oh my yes. Genius!! And confusing….but then, they’ve been friends for an awfully long time, so maybe not… =). One thing that's certain is the prevalence of right-hand dominant people in the world. In fact, left-handed knitting is sometimes also referred to as, When patterns refer to working stitches off the left-hand needle and onto the right, left-handed knitters are obviously doing this in the other direction. :: Get in touch! I’ve wanted to take one of your classes for a while now. English knitting is commonly referred to as throwing because of this motion of throwing the yarn around the needle. That brings to me another reason for lever knitting - left leaning decrease is so much easier with this method and the English throwing method than with the Continental style where the yarn is in the left hand. They are already for multiple colurs. As the name would suggest, this is the most common stitch mount for knitters located in the Western Europe but also in areas with a history of Western European immigrants, such as North America and Australia. Fortunate family! I've put together a short, 5-question survey on knitting styles, right- and left-hand dominance, stitch mounts, and knitting direction. Feel what you feel, friend, it’s OK. (((virtual))). Ken: not weird arms. Thank you for the reminder that little things add up, in both directions. It’s just a way of making sure they are close to each other in production stage so you don’t have to go back and restart from the absolute beginning for the 2nd sleeve–effectively making two identical projects at the same time, bouncing back and forth. The daffodils and myrtle were blooming and I saw the first hummingbird of the year hovering around some kind of pink flower in our garden. I so like the colors, however can’t imagine knitting that type of complicated beautiful mitten. (He’s not. I’m finding it myself and until I recognized it, I thought something was just really wrong. Stitches are formed by flicking the yarn with the opposite thumb. Purl stitches, however, are done in the clockwise direction, resulting in an Eastern mount on the needle. Personally, I think the photo of your skeins answers your question: weave them into a scarf, if you have enough. Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter moves beyond instructions and patterns into the purest elements of knitting: obsession, frustration, reflection, and fun. Stitches are mounted in the Eastern way (left leg in front) after knitting them and in the Western (right leg in front) after purling. Apr 30, 2008 Lily rated it it was ok. 5 skeins for $32. For me, sunshine and colours often feel over-bright and too busy. This knitting style is often done on straight needles with the blunt end of the needle secured in the knitter's armpit. The Signal Hill mittens are nice. Jan 27, 2012 - Meg Swansen - knitting hero (Elizabeth Zimmerman's daughter) But that's not all! The 'yarn harlot' leads a knitting revolution. I use 2 sets of DPNs for sock knitting as well. Me personally? https://www.kulabradesign.com/, I think your hand spun yarn is lovely and would make a cozy Peeping Cowl by Joji Locatelli, Gee, Steph, though when you said they matched the couch that they were destined to be accent pillows! I am a stranger to you but I do think of your family often. Boy did you surprise me… mittens. In the Eastern mount the left leg of the stitch is in front of the needle and the right leg behind. Even knitting sometimes seems unappealing. or am I missing some magical technique I don’t know about…. Too soon to tell, since nothing is singing my name too loudly at the moment, but maybe I’m just not listening. How about a North Loop cowl? For Western-style knitters it looks as if Eastern-stylers are knitting into the back loop of the stitch when, in fact, stitches are formed by working into the leading leg. My next pair is sleeves are knit flat but they’re getting two atta timed. I’m glad you’re almost through the sleeves – sleeves are so difficult in the best of times! ), (Someone always asks what the strands of yarn are, weaving in and out of my knitting – they’re running markers, how I keep track of rows or compound instructions. The Harlot's blog was one of the first knitting blogs I started reading regularly. putting the needle through the stitch and throwing the yarn in a single movement) than about doing it EXACTLY as the Yarn Harlot does. I just finished plying 7 skeins of yarn! I know throws and pillow covers aren’t your thing but … that’s a nice match. Will you help me? I’m crabby today because of a medical test that has left my throat feeling like sandpaper. The other end of the yarn going to the ball is held on the same hand as the working needle. The last class I took at Madrona was from Stephanie Pearl McPhee, AKA the Yarn Harlot, a woman whose blog I’ve been following since 2007.. What a treat to finally take a course from her. Thanks for the giggle. I love the way the “ladders” (rungs really) between the stitches DO NOT TELL LIES. Reverse combination knitting, which is much rarer, is the opposite of this. Flicking is English knitting with one exception: you never let go of your grip on the working needle. In fact, left-handed knitting is sometimes also referred to as mirror knitting or reverse knitting. Keep on keeping on, Stephanie. Instead, you use the same hand to hold on to the needle while, simultaneously, flicking the working yarn around the needle tip using just the index finger. That's what combination knitting is: combining both Western and Eastern stitch mounts. Those mittens are all so beautiful, I made a much too loud exclamation of awe at them. You’d need some yarn from your stash… The “Dobby Hat,” as I like to call it, is a lot of fun to knit, and was very well received. Get tutorials and blog posts delivered right in your email inbox. Leave a comment; Share; Flag; niaskywalk; March 21st, 2006, 11:34 am; WIP and FO from Knitting Olympics. For those of you un-enlightened, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is the Harlot's real name. You put it so eloquently. Love to you and your mum, we’re going to get through this, and we’re going to hug again. Continental knitting is colloquially referred to as picking because the working yarn is just picked up with the needle. Join my mailing list and get new blog posts automatically in your email every Friday. As this is the polar opposite to the Western mount, most Western-style knitters refer to this as the reverse mount. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hello-goodbye, Have you seen Natalie Moreva’s patterns? Will he model the sweater when it’s finished? Just a thought. But for Eastern-style knitters, such as knitters in the Eastern Europe, Arab countries, Spain, and South America, it's just a regular mount. The way stitches are oriented on the needle depends on which stitch — knit or purl — you're working. I stopped in shock, turned around and went back in to get my winter jacket, gloves and hat. The way you or I knit might not be the same way everyone else does it. 7:54 PM As are you. Stephanie’s method of lever knitting has a different method of yarn tensioning than on the HeartStrings site. It’s like having a worldwide family. That's not the whole truth, though, but let's start with the most common ones. I’ve tried Magic Loop and 2 circular needles but dpns are more comfortable for my smallish hands for socks and mittens. Interesting to see what you will make with the yarn , My absolute favourite weather is gloom. :: firstname.lastname@example.org :: Privacy :: Code of Conduct, What's your knitting style? I got a good night’s sleep and this morning I feel more like myself – more hopeful, more optimistic and with a clearer ability to see that it’s all not as bad as it could be, and the up side of being capable of not much more than knitting yesterday? 15 1. Mummers is lovely but can’t quite picture it rigged for four colours. When your stitches are on the needle with the right leg in front and left leg behind, that's the Western mount. But lean in to the grey, channel your inner me, and it’ll be over before you know it . I am very late to the reply party, and I bet you’ve already cast on, but if you haven’t, perhaps you’d like to consider the Kanagawa Mittens. It was minus 5 Celsius here in Haliburton. When your stitches are on the needle with the right leg in front and left leg behind, that's the. If you are knitting sleeves two at a time, why are you doing them separately on different sets of circulars? My mom always said “everything has a beginning, a middle and as end”. The next two styles land somewhere between continental and English knitting. A deal at value village last December. Portuguese knitting requires only minimal movements with the thumb which is why it's great in helping avoid repetitive stress injuries. The article is so clear, without this post, I won’t be able to understand its use.bestgames4pc. If you’re up for mittens then surely the sequel, Saltwater Classics should be considered as well – the Hello Goodbye mittens look really beautiful and a fraternal pair using two colours for each mitten would be gorgeous! I did all the right things, went for a walk and a run and got some sunshine on my face, and I made a nice dinner and I knit myself silly, and took lots of deep breaths, remembering that for better or worse, all states are temporary. It’s the second Cassidy, in the exact same color, and I’m completely over them. Both a celebration of the craft and a sourcebook for practical information, Knitting Rules! A great idea for a blog post? And I’m glad today was a better day. However, the sun is shining beautifully now so all is well. Every project, from a misshapen hat to the most magnificent sweater, holds a story. I hope I remember this for the next sweater I knit, I definitely could have used it when knitting the sleeves on my first-ever sweater this spring! Peace to your family. I don’t know if it’s because my mood is better today or that I’m just so close to done, but I’ve almost entirely stopped mumbling about him being built like an orangutan. Will you help me? I say go with that pattern. Now more than ever we need your cheery, interesting knitting thoughts. For example, if the pattern refers to making a M1L you need to flip this around in your head and do a M1R instead. If you're a left-handed knitter, you need to do everything as a mirror image to a right-handed person or to right-handed knitting patterns. 65.5k Followers, 495 Following, 3,107 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (@yarnharlot) So doors shut it is . I know this is temporary, but “temporary” is subjective. Keep breathing. Most of the writings on knitting, knitting instructions and tutorials, even knitting patterns are written for right-handed knitters. p.s. Stephanie’s criteria for lever knitting is: one needle held stationary (either under the armpit, held in a “makkin” or knitting belt, or held like a pencil) and the yarn tensioned on the lower fingers of the right hand. Running markers!! Lever knitting -- practice scarf 1 Trying a new knitting technique that I learned at Sock Summit from Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (yes, the Yarn Harlot): Lever knitting.This was my original attempt … Second dimension: How are your stitches mounted? I think everyone is entitled to a day like that now and then. Maybe one will get finished once we’re well and truly back to “normal”. Especially if you pair them with a good solid cheerful color like red or purple. In searching for the perfect gansey yarn, the type of yarn traditionally used in these hardy fishermen’s sweaters is relatively rare. But wait! I can’t wait to see it all done and hopefully even modeled! I look in daily to re-read old posts and comments. Perhaps the most famous proponent of lever knitting is Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, also known as the Yarn Harlot. I completely agree, and I’m glad I’m not the only one! Mary Read Memorial Scarf Knit-along In honor of Mary Read, a student and knitter who died Monday at Virginia Tech. I alternate between the two sets at the major breaks (cuff, heel, toes). What if you mixed your stitch mounts? There are times when my brain translates “temporary” into 587 years… I remind myself that there are some things that I like about working from home: wearing yoga pants all the time, and no commute means there is time to spin before work. I’m looking at the yarn and looking at the chair upholstery and looking at the yarn and looking at the chair and …. How about your pattern Cloisonee? Especially when everything is crappy. A stitch has two legs so there are basically two stitch mount options. Weird! Used in coastal England (and also in some countries across the North Sea) in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, gansey wool is a worsted-spun, high-twist sportweight yarn constructed of five plies. Yarn Harlot tells all those stories with humor, insight, and sympathy for the obsessed. It seems to me that it’s really more about keeping the stitches near the end of the needles and combining movements (i.e. Another is stitch orientation or stitch mount, that is, the position in which stitches sit on the needle. I thought Signal Hill were great too….and they have 4 colors…no rigging necessary. I count rows the same way and use the same method to keep track of matched/paired increases or decreases, for example, on sweater sleeves. =). (You didn’t mention chocolate, but keep that in your repertoire for next time.) There's a neat YouTube video of her demonstrating the technique. For me, working from home is so draining. But you ARE right, she’s knitting one for a while, putting it down, then picking up the other one. If you're a right-handed knitter, the right-hand needle is your working needle and the working yarn is in the left hand. 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