Boy, it has been a rough and disconcerting beginning to the year. We don’t know what to expect. There is fear and uncertainty; there is also hope and kindness. My hope for all of you is that you and yours will be safe and well.
This is the world as it exists right now. There are things we can’t control, but we can control our own social distancing, staying home if we are not required to work, letting our loved ones know that they are loved.
I think this is part of what made me realize that blogging is more to me than trying to sell my knitting designs. Writing has always been part of who I am. Yes, I love designing and sharing beautiful knitted things, but that is not why I blog. I blog because I love ideas. I blog because I love words. I blog because I love to try to express those ideas in words. So, the blog is back.
…and next time, I’ll share about the new design and the knit-a-long.
This challenge really struck a chord with me. The evanescence – fleeting existence – of the tableaus I find on the beach is part of their charm and attraction for me. Here are a few more Oregon Coast still lifes:
This giveaway is long past completed. This is from 3/1/2016: I’m working on gathering the large prize, but in the meantime, I promised to post a picture of the current smaller giveaway prize.
Sometime this weekend, I will choose a winner via random number generator for this great PDX carpet print notions bag and a skein of Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton Fine in a pretty raspberry color.
A fun tidbit about this iconic design:
The SRG team [designers of the PDX Airport carpet] wanted the carpet to be northwest to the core, so they settled on blues and greens early on in the design phase. The final pattern corresponded to Portland’s intersecting North-South runways, as seen from the control tower.
Merry Christmas, dear friends. Tonight our cat Simba found this spot under the tree, and he looked so cute, I had to take a few pictures to share. Hoping that your day was warm and merry, filled with joy.
Hi all! I hope you’ll take a moment to read this lovely post by Alex. She’s joined in the Passport Mitts knitalong on Ravelry and has already finished her first pair of mitts! The next pair is in an orange colorway, and I can’t wait to see how they turn out. Alex is a wonderful knitter and blogger; enjoy her post! 🙂 Thank you for the shout out, Alex!!!