Current Projects

Mandala Madness Madness

My obsession with Scheepjes Whirl yarn has reared its head before - so I am always excited to see someone's pattern that exploits these delicious ombre-colours to their full effect. Case in point: the Mandala Madness pattern by Helen Shrimpton. I first tried this pattern out on the Rosewater Cocktail. This pattern is a little… Continue reading Mandala Madness Madness

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Around the House, Current Projects

Adventures in Cake Making

Mark's sister got married this summer at their parent's cottage and it was beautiful. It was a small wedding and everything except dinner was done by the bride and groom and their friends and family (including the bride's gorgeous dress - which she made). Despite a thunderstorm during the ceremony (which I think made it… Continue reading Adventures in Cake Making

Current Projects, Geekery

It Could Make the Kessel Run in 12 Parsecs

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