observed by Diane » photo journal for those who enjoy vignettes of an ordinary life

Category Archives: Knitting

Summer potpourri

Rudyard Kipling was named after Rudyard Lake where his parents met. Heard on CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter, December 15, 2014: Rudy Wiebe responding to the Proust questionnaire. Wiebe was asked, ‘What’s your greatest fear?’ His response: “hurting someone I love … my greatest fear would be damaging someone I love spiritually.” An interesting tidbit […]

View full post »

Projects: Knitting and Garden Tour prep

“Sometimes, people come up to me when I am knitting and they say things like, “Oh, I wish I could knit, but I’m just not the kind of person who can sit and waste time like that.” How can knitting be wasting time? First, I never just knit; I knit and think, knit and listen, […]

View full post »

Whistle While you Work

The other evening I attended one of the most outstanding performances at a local theatre. The Port Theatre in Nanaimo had presented Joelle Rabu together with the Vancouver Island Symphony performing a dramatic recreation of Edith Piaf’s last performance, titled Tonight … Piaf. Being a fan of Edith Piaf’s songs, I knew this would be […]

View full post »

Pearl Blanket

Mohair blanket is finished. I was inspired by a gal in Germany who goes by the online name space curry to create and knit this lovely blanket. When I first saw her lacy, lofty, delicate mohair and silk blankets, I knew I wanted to make one too. Here’s my first. More to come for sure. […]

View full post »

Happy New Year!

Hello January! Can you believe it’s 2015 already? Whenever time really seems to fly by, it’s important to remember that life is short: this year again, I’m going to do my best to make the most of every moment. It was only one year ago that I not only suffered a stroke that paralyzed my right side […]

View full post »

way more than 34,000 stitches …

“Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn’t hurt the untroubled spirit either.” – Elizabeth Zimmermann “It is a peculiarity of knitters that they chronically underestimate the amount of time it takes to knit something. Birthday on Saturday? No problem. Socks are small. Never mind that the average sock knit out of sock-weight […]

View full post »