This weekend, I reached my own personal Wikipedia milestone: I started my 100th article, during the New York Academy of Sciences Women in Science edit-athon. It was about Nellie M. Payne (1900-1990), an entomologist who held a couple patents on insecticides. She did some pioneering research in the 1920s, on the effect of low temperatures on insects. I just chose her off the work list for the edit-athon, probably because her name is Nellie (I’ve also done entries for chemist Nellie May Naylor and music hall performer Nell Emerald). It’s not my most interesting entry, nor my best entry, but it’s my 100th entry. Onward! (My user page at Wikipedia has the complete list, if you’re curious.)
Archive for November, 2015
Because my friend Kim said this reminded her of Tron. Made from a bunch of nice rayon/cotton blend (three colors of Tahki Stacy Charles “Victoria”), and some Bernat “Souffle” (nylon, the black parts), all thrifted. Looking forward to seeing how it wants to be worn.
It was another fun season of crafting for Halloween this year. For daughter, another Pokemon hat (Espeon, this time):
Also crocheted some Sylveon ears for her friend to add to a headband:
We photographed it at Trash for Teaching, because we got some of the materials for making it there. He won best costume at his teen dance, and we also won $100 in Crafted Cash at Crafted in San Pedro, so it was a popular costume.
For the yard: my Little Free Library got a monster costume: