Friday, October 05, 2007

Crochet in the news

Here's an article I ran across in the Deseret News. I knew crochet was therapeutic but I had no idea!


SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Officials at the Salt Lake County Jail are using crocheting in their continuing effort to rehabilitate inmates. Earlier this month, jail officials and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who cosponsor the program, presented Primary Children's Medical Center with a number of crocheted items that female inmates had been working on for the past year.

Read the full article at,5143,695214691,00.html

A great idea, in my opinion. They should have the male inmates do it too. Really, it's okay for guys to crochet! Here's my favorite crochet guy.

Power to the Hooks!

PS In case you were wondering, I still don't have a calling. I'll let you know as soon as I do!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007


So we went to Insectropolis and it was really cool! And a little creepy. They had several displays of different varieties of cockroach. Looking at them gave me the heebie-jeebies. But the boys loved it! (Not the cockroaches, but everything else)

After we walked through the displays, we got to the "Zoo" where we got to pet some of the bugs, including a cockroach (shudder), a couple of LARGE millipedes, a tarantula, and a scorpion. I did fine holding the smaller of the two millipedes, but when the big one started to uncurl in my hand I had to hand it off to my dh. I've never thought of myself as the squeamish type, but those big bugs were just too much for me. Maybe next time we go I'll work up the nerve to hold the tarantula.

My younger ds held both the millipedes and petted all the others except the scorpion (understandably) and my older ds (who is afraid of touching most living things) worked up enough courage to pet the tarantula, which he described as "fuzzy".

I hope I never find one of these in my house.

PS That's my dh's hand.