Human Ingenuity is Boundless

Sock and Glove. On shelf at the library near my house. Eureka: I have a destination and a reason to take a shower and get dressed.

And The Crafter's Companion, also on shelf, which I read about over at Clara Parkes' blog after wistfully gazing at pictures of her beautiful new workroom, complete with scads of windows and bookcases. I have room envy.

Gloves are the new metaphor. All Things Considered covered a story this week about an art student in Pittsburgh who's put together a site called One Cold Hand. Its mission: to reunite lost gloves and mittens with their mates. Not only do the gloves get back together, but they represent the way that the Internet brings people into community and companionship. I love art and craft.