Wednesday, November 25, 2009


"Follow through on all your generous impulses." -Epictetus That is a quote I keep nearby...something to think about and remember. Especially at this time of year. Tomorrow being the Thanksgiving Holiday here in the states. Two words... thanks... giving... two important words... Two words we all should think about. I have another Namaste knitting bag. The Namaste needle binder to giveaway.... a thanks..for just being there. But this time something else ... something special... the wonderful people at Namaste... have graciously donated some of their items for me to add to the giveaway... buddy cases...totes...pens.... they were also following through on their generous impulses. So two words... two people... two winners. leave me a comment within the next week and you could be one of the two. Now I have promised some updates on the SWAP... I have created a blog especially for it... and you can find the updates here. There are a few more days to register... so don't delay... come on... follow through on your generous impulses... you will be glad you did. And a wonderful and happy holiday to all who celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow.... And a thank you to the wonderful people at Namaste.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

~a giving swap~

"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love." Lao Tzu I made a gift. This is the pattern. It is meant to be a sundress. But I thought,"why not a fall jumper?" So I proceeded confidently. a knit bodice... Crisscrossed in the back... I decided on two strands of Sundara... two separate but complimenting colors, with a profound result. very regal... so it was perfect for this little princess. a deep regal purple baby corduroy... I made pleats...instead of gathers... and of course it had to be lined with a lighter color sateen. After all it is for a princess. She loves it... so happy she twirled and twirled... I should have had a modeled view... but she wore it with a pink polka dot top {smile} she is after all a she may do as she likes... Do you have this book ? As I said earlier, I have been thinking about giving... and wondering if you wanted to as well. I would like to organize a swap. A Knitter's Magic Yarn ball swap. And am looking for say...30-50 people to pair up for this. The idea is simple. You wind a skein of yarn around some trinkets... let's say you start with a small pincushion...or whatever... and continue to wind...adding a few things here and there... and finally you have a ball. All wound with treasures to share. tie it with a pretty ribbon and send it off. We could aim to send it the first of the new year... I know this year unfortunately is rapidly approaching an end. So let me know if you are interested. I will do the match ups and send each person their partner. I'd like to have all interested names and emails by the beginning of December. I think this sort of kindness is something we all could use now and again. So...what do you think??

Monday, November 9, 2009

the day is finished~

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in' forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely..." Ralph Waldo Emerson I am in search of serene. A week with the flu has left me blundering... But I have done what I could... rested... slept... read... no knitting... but I wanted to show you this... nothing absurd... wool strips hooked on a woolen background. hand dyed wool.. made into a pocket... reminiscent of the Early American pockets... a bag...a purse of sorts. can hold your knitting... or some small essentials. the pattern is a simple flower, Autumn colors... in a flower pot... Something to remember the day that is finished... and tomorrow we start anew.....

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

~the right tools~

"We shall neither fail nor falter; we shall not weaken or tire... give us the tools and we will finish the job" Winston Churchill With the right tools, you can do anything... so they say. With the right glasses... you can see clearly... with the right pen... you express your thoughts on paper, with the right needles... you complete the perfect knit. Namaste... I left you with this last time... simply meaning "I bow to you." But also meaning this Namaste... and their Vintage Needle bag ... the right tool for you and your knitting... and this tool goes to: Sarah...Bee House Hives!! me your won!

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By the way; My tools at this time are paint brushes and ladders. Fall home projects will be keeping me busy for a few weeks. Wish me luck in a quick completion won't you? So I can get back to my needles ;)