Hi.

Sorry about this stupid nav tray -- I hate it, but maybe you love it and then I'm sorry I said I'm sorry.

Anyway. Here's a collection of work and projects from science writing to poetry. 

A note about the blog title: in math and physics, the prefix eigen means one's own. It comes from the german, but mostly I always liked thinking about a particle's eigenvalues, and thought I might apply the same thought to my excursions.

Mending: Ginger Jeans

Mending: Ginger Jeans

Last summer, the knees blew out on my No Fear New Jeans aka Ginger Jeans, but I kept wearing them until both sides of the butt also blew (note: use heavier denim next time), since they fit my first trimester belly so well. To maximize their wearability on my postpartum body, I finally patched those holes!

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For the last while I have been patching jeans with denim from an old pair of American Apparel jeans that also ripped in the butt, and this was no exception. I’m typically fixing butt rips, but since the knees went, I figured I’d try some trendy visible/boro-inspired mending. 

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I was a bit of a dummy and did my first effort on the butt, but the knees both turned out alright! I did the white stitching with diagonals and verticals first, roughly following some lines I traced. The other TWO butt/crotch holes got the heaps of polyester stitching treatment and should be good and super strong.  

The other knee is my fav tho! I was planning to carry the little stars thru, getting a bit of variation in the ombré by switching colours when I switched threads, which I did, but then I figured it looked nice at this partially done phase and called it!

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Making use of scraps: A nursing bra

Making use of scraps: A nursing bra

Batch of cutie training pants

Batch of cutie training pants