Two dumb things I did recently:
I ordered some buckwheat hulls from an Etsy shop (love Etsy!) to make heat pads. So I made a particularly large one that would sit over my shoulder. I heated it up for only a minute and it was fine, but the heat didn't last as long as I wanted.
So I put it back in...for 3 minutes. Remember, this is a large heat pad, maybe 16 x 20 inches. So I figured it would take longer. Stupid move...
...I set fire to the microwave. No kidding. I had to throw out the heat pad because there were scorch marks and the buckwheat inside was black.
The house smelled pretty bad for a while, and there are permanent brown marks in the microwave, but luckily it still works just fine.
My other duh moment isn't as bad, or as dangerous...just a middle-aged moment kind of thing.
I started work on a new crochet project, a scarf. The first row says: single crochet to last stitch, pl.
I'm wondering what the hell "pl" stands for. I look it up in my big Reader's Digest crafts book. Nothing about pl. I'm thinking...Purl Left? No, that makes no sense. What could pl be the start of. Plural?
Then I realized that's not an "L" like the letter, it's a "One"! As in...purl one?
Maybe I was working a little too hard on that shawl. Which, by the way, Dr. A just loved.