Author Archives: JP in B-town

About JP in B-town

JP grew up on a sheep farm in northwest Ohio. She learned to knit by the age of ten, and loves the smell of wool. She fell in love with reading, a habit she fed with weekly visits to a nearby Carnegie Public Library. Reading fed her desire to become a writer, and her dream of traveling the world. She resides in Bloomington, Indiana, where she continues to knit and write.

Elfie Update

It’s been almost a month since I (Elfie) wrote to let you know about my travels. Since that time, things have settled into a good routine. I have my Moms well-trained–they fix me four meals a day and keep my … Continue reading

Posted in Cats, Florida, Travel

Elfie’s New Year’s Greeting

The Moms at my house were very busy in November and December. I enjoyed the beautiful decorations  while I listened to LOTS of piano and flute music. Sometimes Mom Deb plays very high notes, and I circle around her feet, … Continue reading

Posted in Cats, music, Travel

Happy Ending

  I discovered Howard’s Bookstore on the downtown square when I moved to Bloomington in the late 1970s to attend graduate school. It soon became one of my favorite places–I spent countless hours there, and more than a few dollars. … Continue reading

Posted in Bloomington, Indiana, bookstores, brass band, Christmas

Whirlwind trip to the Windy City

This past weekend we spent less than 24 hours in Chicago, but made the most of it. Arriving around noon on Saturday, we parked our car in the Millennium Garage and set out on foot to our first stop, the … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago, Christmas, music, Travel | 1 Comment


Some might say I’m a bit ADHD when it comes to knitting.  I love to start new projects, and often find my needles already occupied with things I should finish before starting anything else. Some time ago, I wrote a … Continue reading

Posted in Knitting, Knitting Stores

Yarn \ n. (my definition of)

Yarn\ noun 1. A fiber used in knitting, crocheting, and weaving; may be handspun and dyed, or processed in commercial factories. 2. Includes luscious merino or delicate silk ideal for making lacy shawls, affordable and practical acrylic suitable for garments … Continue reading

Posted in Knitting, Knitting Stores

Thank you, Mrs. Johnson!

I woke up this morning thinking about one of my favorite elementary school teachers, Mrs. Ethel Kauble Johnson. I’ve written about her in a previous blog, but since she is the woman who taught me to read and write, I … Continue reading

Posted in teachers, Wharton, Ohio