Saturday, May 01, 2021
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Happy Earth Day
On April 11th, I spend the entire day crocheting hats and it was all for a great cause. "Knit for Food" 12 hour knit-athon was created by Laura Nelkin. With the input, assistance and work of an amazing group of people, over $270,000 was raised to be donated to the following organizations:
World Central Kitchen
Meals on Wheels
Team No Kid Hungry
It was a great day and I know that so much work went into organizing and running the day. Thank you everyone for all you did. There was a Zoom meeting for most of the day, great presentations and togetherness. I know that the plan is to hold this event again next year (maybe March) and I'm ready to sign up.
I Zoomed with my donors during the day.. and everyone asked how I was holding up..fatigue? Hand pain? The thing is I felt great...no pain, loads of energy.. that's what doing for others does for you!!!
Perhaps you want to join in next year to knit or make a donation. This was so gratifying and up lifting and I will share info about 2022 when it comes available.
What I finished:
Monday, December 07, 2020
Have you ever gotten to the point that you really had no idea what you had?
I'm speaking of yarn of course. Well when it got to the point that I could not even reach a bag of yarn in my walk-in closet because the floor was covered with bags and boxes... I took the plunge and bought a cubic storage system and clear and also fabric storage boxes. Watching the "Home Edit" on Netflix got me started on this mindset. I did have a Pintrest page dedicated to yarn storage ...yet could not bring myself to actually do the work (and it was work....I had to rest the entire next day after finishing my building and sorting etc.)
This is a Kouski Portable Storage Cube System. I had seen this system on other people's Pinterest posts. It took me about 2 hours to put together by myself. If you follow directions (novel thought) and be sure to include all stabilizing clips you will be fine.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Monday, October 05, 2020
I really don't know what I thought Tasmania would be like... a wilderness, rough terrain and hardly anyone around. Well it was a little of that, but not completely. We took a tour from Port Arthur and the vistas were outstanding.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Saturday, September 05, 2020
“Polwarth Sheep are naturally white, however Tarndie has a specialised flock of black + coloured sheep variations in shades that are unique and sought after. The members of the first original flock still grow at Tarndwarncoort + their wool is treasured by crafters all over the world. ”— Tom Dennis
Warncoort VIC 3243
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Our groups boarded a van and traveled outside the city to visit Jane Slicer-Smith's home studio. She is a prolific designer and wonderful hostess. Her book Swing, Swagger and Drape is lovey and you may have seen her designs before. She has a line of wool (just knit my swatch yesterday and it is so soft and textured) www.sigknet.com
Although I had no intention of purchasing yarn...when there are so many samples to try-on and you fall in love with the details and workmanship, it very difficult to walk away. I doubt I'll be in Australia any time soon>
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
I left the USA on Feb 22th for my flight to Sydney, Australia. SFO was busy, some people were wearing masks, most not. When I arrived in Sydney there were questions about where I had been in the last few weeks..but other then that, no mention of virus at all.
The cruise was lovely. Ships crew did all they could to keep the ship sanitary and safe. The places we visited are beautiful. expansive and breathtaking. But more about that and all stuff knitting related in a future post(s). We arrived back in the states on March 14th. This time the airports were empty, very surreal.
I've been home sheltering in place, only going out for a daily early morning walk and to pick up groceries every 10 days to 2 weeks. I'm very fortunate to live in an agricultural area of the country...so fresh vegetables have become my mainstay..and it helps to support our local farmers.
Zoom has become my meeting place to knit with friends. Have you tried it? Many shops are offering Zoom meet-ups, so technically it's possible to knit with people from yarn shops across the country. I
think I'm going to try that sometime soon..
I've been taking knitting/crochet classes, rewriting a pattern designed 10 years ago and knitting of course.
Oh and this
Hope you are well, in this very sad time..yet I have optimism for the future.