Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sockupied!

Just bought and downloaded the spring Sockupied emag. I can't want to dive into it! But there has been so much going on here and I have so many WIPs it really is quite sad.
I did finish a cute little pony hat and matching scarf for a co-workers little girl, knitted all in pink and white, so cute.

I am now working on socks, a shawl, a cardigan, a languishing mitten, and have this beautiful red variegated yarn just begging me to knit into something cozy and warm.

But, I am also taking two online classes and have to spend as much time studying as possible that cuts into the knitting time, although I have downloaded the lectures that are available in audio so I can listen and knit at the same time.

Plus, the part time bartending gigs are heating up, I worked last weekend, I'm working this weekend and next, I think I have one weekend off and then another event is scheduled. Plus, things continue to be busy at the full time job.

So right now things are crazier than normal around here, so I apologize for the lack of pictures.

But I found a lovely new blog to share:

My Corner of Life is a lovely blog by Christine, stop by and say hello to her. And hey, she is new to spinning to let's cheer her on!


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

No Fear

If you are not familiar with Imogen Heap, I highly recommend her music. I just recently discovered it myself and I love it!

I especially love this song. It could really apply to so many things. But I think it is such a beautiful song.

Enjoy!

Minds without Fear

We should never fear the unknown, it is an opportunity. We never fear honesty, for the truth really will set you fear.


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Something Fishy

I delivered a dead fish scarf and hat for a co-workers little boy today. She was very excited.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year, Fresh Start

Dear Reader,

  I'm not one for resolutions, I kinda like myself the way I am and if I need to change something well it's best not to wait until January 1 to take care of such things. I wanted to share with you my feelings on 2011, overall it wasn't a bad year. I mean sure globally things could be better, economy, war, yadda, yadda, yadda. My philosophy is I can only effect change in my corner of the world and if everyone managed their corner of the world all the corners would then add up, and the positive changes would spread and eventually, poof global change.

I do not believe that standing outside a bank building, the capital, the UN and screaming my protest of something will change anything, no one inside of those buildings are going to hear me and even if they did, they aren't listening. So I quietly effect change in my corner of the world and encourage you to do the same. That kind of change will be heard louder than any screams or protest signs ever will. Change by action not by voice.

You can also choose how and where you spend your money either by choosing to shop local or handcrafted or free trade items. You can vote out the people who you think are doing a bad job, vote in people you think will do a better job, you can choose to live green or greener you can volunteer to improve the lives of others.

Just think if everyone did just one of these things in the new year, what kind of changes could we bring about 2012?

"Things that make you say mmmmmmmmm."