Yes, this ship could totally make the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs. First of all, yes, I realize that a parsec is a unit of distance (3.26 light years) and not a unit of time. (But it makes for a great opening line while teaching my students about astronomical distance.) So, technically, Han is boasting… Continue reading It Could Make the Kessel Run in 12 Parsecs
Wishing everyone a Happy Canada Day!!
Well, Canada Day is right around the corner. This Canada Day, of course, is special because it's 150 years since confederation. If you'd rather not say "Happy 150th, Canada!" (because age is just a number after all) you can always go with "Happy Sesquicentennial, Canada!", because silly words are more fun to say. My Dad… Continue reading (Crochet) Maple Leaf Forever
It started with a paint night. My friend took me to my first paintnite a couple of months ago. Though my painting wasn't anything to write home about, it was a great exercise to fearlessly throw paint at a canvas and come up with a painting in under 2 hours. (My usual problem is - I put a… Continue reading My Betty Grable
A Klein bottle is an interesting closed surface that comes up in certain areas of mathematics. After our wonderful librarian at school hooked me up (no pun intended, but I will leave it) with a paper on a knitted version of a Klein bottle, I thought I should really try to crochet one someday. Enter:… Continue reading A Klein Bottle
Summer is here, the weather is beautiful, and people are Pokemon-Go-ing all over the place (myself included). It's been a relaxing first few weeks of summer, and I've had a lot of fun doing various creative thingies again (which I plan on posting about). Things may be fine in many of our safe bubbles, but the… Continue reading A Little Rainbow Love
I am a huge Star Wars fan. HuuuUUUUUuuge. So, understandably, I was beside myself in my excitement for The Force Awakens to hit theatres. Mark even managed to swing us tickets for the 7 pm showing on December 17! (And, yes, I bragged about this to all of my students; I have no shame.) It… Continue reading There Has Been an Awakening in the Crochet