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The event was fabulous, thanks to many, many helpful volunteers. Nobody went hungry, and I saw some folks even taking seconds. I’ll put recipes up soon, but not tonight. Since I’m too tired to do much other than lay around on the couch with the dog and the cat, instead I’ll catch up on some […]

String Comic

Real Life Comics today: yarn shops!

Things I’ve been saving up

Ohhh…. Halloween Poppets! You know, my birthday is nowhere near Halloween, but it could have been… Probably everyone’s seen this by now. The Skjoldehamn outfit was from a bog body dating to 1050CE or so, found in Norway the 1936. The body was poorly preserved, but the clothes were in fabulous shape. A museum group […]


Instead of actual content, let alone Netherlands photos, today you get odds and ends from the Internet that I’ve been collecting. First, most important, and showiest: the Staffordshire Hoard, a glorious collection of Anglo-Saxon goldwork. “Better than Sutton Hoo.” Found by a guy with a metal detector – wouldn’t that make your day? Beer from […]


The Commercial Pattern Archive, a University of Rhode Island project, is offering a free trial. From their website: “CoPA On-Line, the Commercial Pattern Archive database with over 48,000 vintage pattern records with images of the pattern designs and small scale pattern pieces dating from 1868 – 2000 will be free to everyone for one week […]

Weaving and wool

Feeling left out because Ravelry is for knitters (even though there are weavers there – the first thing I did was set up a tablet weaving forum)? Not interested in recording your needle sizes? Try Weavolution. Looms, drafts, sett, but also the old standbys of projects and forums. Give it a whirl – I’d love […]

A distraction

I am buried in a pile of unfinished manuscripts, unsorted photographs, random links to be posted, incomplete blog posts, and skeins of yarn to be wound. To distract you from the chaos lurking behind the WordPress facade: enjoy!

In which I am lazy

I had a three-day weekend, and it contained spinner’s guild AND knit night. The snowdrops came up (shoots, not flowers), I photographed various things, string and not. There was more knitting. But I was at a conference for the past two days, and I’m tired. Too tired and lazy, actually, to even download the photos […]

Bits from the internet

Some odds and ends: Neil Gaiman is on tour for his new book right now. He’s reading one chapter per stop, and each chapter is being videotaped and put online. Not the same as being there, but really a nice plan. I’m interested to watch people who make stuff work out ways to put it […]

The famous exploded knife

If you are prone to having problems with exploding meat, you are likely to develop a close relationship with a knifemaker who can repair the aftereffects. Let me back up a step. I have never exploded meat. Other things maybe, but we won’t talk about that right now. Regular readers might remember me mentioning a […]