Fluff and Nonsense
Crafty Things -- Spinning, Knitting, Soap Making, Nålbinding, Weaving, Kumihimo, and any new craft I discover.
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Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Christmas visit to Arlington National Cemetery
Christmas was cool and beautiful -- the sun was shining, the sky was blue, and there was only a light breeze.
I visited Uncle Billy Rees's site first:
And Uncle Jack Rees:
They are right by the wall and the chapel, and a guard gate with some chilly, bored guards.
Dad and I will head back after Christmas, and leave some evergreens.
I got lost driving around the cemetery, and finally located Diane's father, Thomas Moore, in the Memorial section. It's on the side of a hill, which Chris told me, but I started looking on the downhill side first, and worked my way up.
There are mature trees, and nuts on the ground, and tribes of fat, happy squirrels.
Uncle Dick Rich is in a flat part of the cemetery (instead of mostly vertical). The site looks over the Pentagon, the Capitol, and the Washington Monument:
That's some pretty expensive real estate!
Labels: Arlington Cemetery
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Sock Wars !!
Picked a nice warm golden yarn from Persimmon Tree Farm, and hit gauge right off.
Cast on the first sock Saturday morning, knitted through a tour of Antietam National Park (battlefield and cemetary) -- had to look and sound intelligent while keeping my fingers in motion.
Got this far by Saturday night:
Got this far by Monday evening:
Socks will be lovely and warm, but not machine-washable.
Labels: Sock Wars
Monday, October 01, 2007
In preparation for my talk at the Pioneer America Society conference, I have been photographing every spinning wheel I can find.
First my Hitchhiker:
Next, Nina's Charka:
And whatever wheels were hanging around the store:
I will be talking about innovations in hand spinning wheel technology.
My abstract is:
Being a brief overview of the glorious history of spinning tools and techniques, with a special consideration of the Venus of Lespugue, Leonardo Da Vinci, Revolutionary Acts of Spinning, Hippies, Bicentennial Celebrations, and Hen-Pecked Husbands.
Labels: spinning wheels PAS
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Photo of Gerald Ford from 1976
On May 12, 1976, we got to skip school to go to a political rally in the main square in Birmingham, Michigan. President Ford was campaigning for re-election.
I managed to get in the front of the crowd and shake his hand, and I also got a blurry picture of Ford riding in his motorcade, and a good one of him meeting the crowd.
Google is wonderful; I found a copy of his remarks that day:
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Arlington National Cemetary