Salmonberries and other signs of spring

Last year, the berry picking here was abysmal. Actually, I think the die-hard pickers maybe did ok, those who have secret spots–I was told when I first moved here that some folks will take picking locations to their graves. But

Becca’s Mitts

Lately, I’ve had a little more time to crochet for friends and myself, and I love it. I’ve been picking simple meditative projects that I can just design as I crochet. My go-to stitch has been single crochet through the

School’s Out, and In!

It’s starting to feel like summer here. I spotted salmonberry blossoms today, and I’m hoping that portends a good berry year! We spent the last week in Tatitlek, AK – if you’ve been reading the blog for a while you’ll

“Someone is wrong on the Internet”

Just when you think everyone has gone crazy, XKCD saves the day! One of my favorite authors ranted a bit on her blog last night about not liking fan fiction. What she got in return was a firestorm from fanfic