Monday, September 6, 2010

Crochet & Happy Labor Day

We said "Good-bye" to Mari and Shawn as they head back to Baton Rouge.

What to do with the day. Checking e-mail I linked to a comment on NaBloPoMo where Heather told me about ravelry, a website for knitters and crocheters. I checked it out and joined.

Back to email, I read the new A.Word.A.Day. This week's theme is all about yarn. "What's common among a disc jockey, a spider, a PR agent, and a cricket bowler? They all spin. But this week we are talking about a different kind of spinning, the original kind: the spinning of yarn." Today's word is "distaff." It originally meant a staff for holding flax, wool, etc. for spinning. It now has alternate meanings of relating to women, women considered collectively or woman's work or domain. Interesting. (Click the picture for information about it.)

I plan to spend some time today working on our "plarn" sleeping mat, a service project I'm doing with my pre-teaching class. Click here to view a video that inspired this project.

What fun things did you do on Labor Day?


1 comment:

Mari said...

good grief, i've posted about ravelry before. we'll have to connect on there - i post all my projects there too.