I took a cowl design and knitting class on Craftsy and learned how to make a Mobius cowl. The cast-on instructions were very different than any I had previously done so I grabbed some needles and yarn leftover from a hat I had just finished and practiced the cast-on technique. As I knitted a few … More Why Did the Chicken Cross the Mobius Strip?
I decided to build an ironing board. “What?” you say. “Just go buy one.” The type of ironing board I need isn’t sold anywhere, so I resorted to my back–up plan, build it. I needed a large flat surface on which to iron flat pieces of fabric used in my crafts. When I use a … More Pressing Matters
When most people think of retirement, they worry about how they will fill their time. When I retired five years ago, I didn’t have that worry. I had so many crafts and hobbies that I wondered how to fit it all in! My dad always had a saying, “Work expands to fill the time allotted.” … More Back to School for Me
The start of school marks the non-meteorological end of summer so I thought I’d share one of my fondest camping stories from my childhood. Growing up in the sixties, our family vacations consisted of road trips, where “making good time” seemed to be the objective, or week-long camping trips. In my younger days, we mostly … More Pancakes and Poison Ivy
Those of you in the knitting world will know that UFOs does not refer to alien spaceships but to something with much more dire consequences. Un-Finished-Objects. The bane of all crafters everywhere. I know that when the creative spirit strikes, I’m eager to formulate my plan, select my materials, and get started knitting, sewing, or … More UFOs and Butterflies
Pimla and her hubby took a road trip in early August. Here are the statistics. Seven states visited: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and West Virginia. 1821.3 miles traveled. Eight cities visited: Greenville, South Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia; Chattanooga and Nashville, Tennessee; Louisville, Frankfort, Lawrenceburg, and Georgetown, Kentucky; and Blacksburg, Virginia. FOUR TOURS … More Travel By the Numbers
No, it’s not what you think. I spent an afternoon picking the seeds out of cotton bolls. And while I picked and picked and picked, I thought about Eli Whitney a lot! I learned my lesson last year when I waited until I had harvested all of my cotton to pick out the seeds. It … More An Afternoon Spent Ginning