I created the Shifting Sands pattern to replace my dad’s Sharfik , which had the great misfortune of meeting the washing machine in a most intimate setting.

Although I cannot take credit for the name, it is very appropriate: the cables swish and swoop, meandering from one edge to the other. The resulting texture is that of sand, shifted over time by wind or water. It is an element of nature familiar to both me and my dad, having grown up on the coast of the Black Sea .

The texture of the scarf is created by thousands of small cables. Thousands? Yes. According to my calculations, my dad’s scarf has 2575 cable crosses, 10 on every right side row. I think a knitter should know how to cable without a cable needle prior to attempting this pattern.

I created the Shifting Sands pattern to replace my dad’s Sharfik , which had the great misfortune of meeting the washing machine in a most intimate setting.

Although I cannot take credit for the name, it is very appropriate: the cables swish and swoop, meandering from one edge to the other. The resulting texture is that of sand, shifted over time by wind or water. It is an element of nature familiar to both me and my dad, having grown up on the coast of the Black Sea .

The texture of the scarf is created by thousands of small cables. Thousands? Yes. According to my calculations, my dad’s scarf has 2575 cable crosses, 10 on every right side row. I think a knitter should know how to cable without a cable needle prior to attempting this pattern.

For those interested in archaeology and palaeontology, there's more to Tanzania than its spectacular game reserves and beautiful beaches. Located on the road from the Ngorongoro Crater to Serengeti National Park , Olduvai Gorge (officially known as Oldupai Gorge) is arguably the most important paleoanthropological site on the planet, thanks to the discovery of a series of fossils that document the evolution of mankind.

In the 1930s, archaeologists Louis and Mary Leakey began a series of extensive excavations at Olduvai Gorge after viewing hominid fossils uncovered there some years before by German archaeologist Hans Reck. Over the course of the following five decades, the Leakeys made several remarkable discoveries that changed the world's understanding of where we come from, ultimately leading to the conclusion that the human race originates exclusively from Africa. Amongst the most important of these discoveries is the Nutcracker Man, the name given to the remains of a  Paranthropus boisei  male estimated to be 1.75 million years old. 

The Leakeys also discovered the first known fossil evidence of another hominid species, Homo habilis ; as well as a treasure trove of animal fossils and early human tool fragments.

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