Crochet Thoughts

I am steadily leveling up in crochet. Here are some things I am learning: many crochet patterns are super-simple. Want to make a simple baby blanket? Choose a stitch. Chain to the approximately desired width, then do as many rows as you want. Then put on an edging, if you …

Balls and Skeins

I am in some ways lazy. I don’t want to make any more work for myself than absolutely necessary. So since I began crocheting, I’ve pulled yarn straight from the center of the skein. The only time I’ve rolled a yarn into balls was when I frogged  half-finished scarf from …

Crochet

I learned to crochet about 5 or 6 years ago. I learned just the basic single crochet at that time, and used …

Emily Yoffe Hates Bisexuals

I think I have mentioned this before, but: I love advice columns. I even love the ones I hate, the ones where …

Nudity at Pagan Festivals

Every pagan festival I have attended has been in Texas. Some were put on by CMA, some by the OTO. I’ve never …

Celiac Disease

Some of you may recall that when I first decided to go wheat-free, I suspected that my problem was wheat germ agglutinin, …

Food Storage in Warm Climates

The climate on the Gulf Coast is pretty warm. We do get the occasional cold winter, including freezes, but for the most …