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for the knitters

I think I was meant to be a knitter. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been strongly attracted to yarn, yarn shops, and I’ve even been known to buy yarn — before I ever learned to knit. True story. I finished my Nordic Wind shawl and am a tad more-than-pleased with it. My […]

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Colourful toes to chocolate cake

“The most wasted of days, is one without laughter.” — e.e. cummings I don’t know yet about today, but I can guarantee that we laughed enough the other evening to last us at least a week of those days. We attended an incredible Pirate Party where everyone (all were retirement aged) was dressed up as […]

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First socks

“I find people interesting. People trying hard are interesting. People with a passion are interesting – whether it’s old cars or taxidermy or knitting.” — Clare Balding. (I agree with you Clare) I did it. I made my own socks. I’ve held off making socks because I’ve been intimidated by the many knitters who grumble […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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