I am so sorry about this– twice now I’ve hit “publish” instead of “save draft” on a new post I’m working on. If you are a subscriber to this blog, please accept my apologies for getting two invalid notices about it. A real post is in the works but wont be ready for a while. (and no, this was not an attempt at an April Fool’s joke!)
I may as well announce here that I recently added an info page on the 17th C. alphabet braids—it can be accessed through the “About loop braiding” tab in the menu at the top of every page. Just hover on “about loop braiding” and you should see it at the bottom of the drop-down. Again, sorry for the false alarm!