Family, Friendship, Knitting, Religion

Good Shabbos, Good Slippers: From Warm Hearts to Warm Feet

I returned home late Saturday night from a new and wonderful experience--spending the Jewish Sabbath with a delightful family and friends who, until now, I'd known only online.  My friends are shomer Shabbos, when means that they observe the Jewish commandments regarding the Sabbath, and they follow the rituals that govern it from nightfall on… Continue reading Good Shabbos, Good Slippers: From Warm Hearts to Warm Feet

Crafts, Friendship, Knitting

Free Knitting Pattern! Super-Easy Lace Scarf

Newsflash, all!  Knitting isn't rocket science.  It's OK to try things you've not tried before (in the knitting world, no-one will die if your brilliant idea is a dud), and it's OK to make mistakes.  We've all been there, trust me.  Me, perhaps, more than most, in life, if not in kntting. I love to… Continue reading Free Knitting Pattern! Super-Easy Lace Scarf

Knitting, Plain Speaking, Politics

Banned on Ravelry! Make Hats Great Again

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, here it is.  The happy hat, the charming chapeau, the tasteful topper, the lovely lid, in short: The most beautiful MAGA hat in the world!  The world has never seen anything like it!  Ever in the history of the world.  No one’s ever designed or knitted a hat this beautiful!  No one! Now,… Continue reading Banned on Ravelry! Make Hats Great Again

History, Humor, Knitting

I’m Barefoot and Hopping Mad

I just finished reading the excellent post by Richard Easton on Affirmative Action in Inventions, about the burgeoning movement to rework history. Not by acknowledging that, in many cases, the contributions of minority workers, including women, in scientific and mathematical fields have been overlooked or ignored (which would be a fair statement of the case). But by… Continue reading I’m Barefoot and Hopping Mad