By Hook or By Crook

Crochet, which has been going on since Christmas, gives me weird core-sample glimpses into advanced topologies. For example, to make the basic granny square, you make a chain, join it end to end to form a ring. Subsequent stitches are made back through the ring, where a loop of yarn from the future strand is grabbed and pulled back through. (According to S. I am now my own grandmother.) According to my friend Sarah, the primary distinction between crochet and knit stitches is that machines cannot make crochet stitches. Put that in your Cylon Detector, Dr. Baltar!

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Bottle Me for Slapstick in Perpetuity

You know what’s awesome? Filling a bucket, early this afternoon, with hot water & 2 sponges, then taking it into the front room to scrub the studio shelves. Then going back for paper towels only somewhere in the kitchen– COOKIES NOW! So I whip up some magic bars and then, what else would be delicious? Molasses drop cookies! Four batches of those and a clean kitchen later, I just now remember the bucket with the sponges. Now the water’s cold, but the cookies are delicious.

We’ll try again later with the scrubbing.

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