More Lace!

First up is a lace shawl I knitted. It’s a one-skein wonder, in that the pattern only calls for a single skein of yarn. The pattern is a little inaccurate, though. Not in the design itself, but in the amount of yarn I personally needed– I could easily have increased the size by another row […]

January 2008: Book Reviews

#1: Eleven on Top (A Stephanie Plum Novel), by Janet Evanovich Another Stephanie Plum mystery novel. This time, Stephanie quits her job, but the job won’t quit her. #2: Boomsday, by Christopher Buckley A sardonic look at the Social Security system. Buckley is a political satirist, so the story comes off as over-the-top sometimes. There’s […]

Gator: The Other White Meat

An interesting local dish down here on the Atlantic Coast of Florida is “Gator tail.” Along with frog legs, gator is the kind of dish you really only see in bayous and rural wetlands, like the Intracoastal Waterway, which runs up the East Coast of Florida. The first time we tried gator tail (before I […]