It happens once or twice a year, inevitably, that I am drawn to them: writing exercises. I’ve had an almost continuous itch for them since I was in my late teens, since I realised how much pleasure I derived from writing, from creating. True, most of the time the itch lays dormant, as I roll […]
Another weekly post series I want to do is what I am listening to each week – music, podcasts, audiobooks, etc. So this week, in taking a break from the Outlander series, I have been listening to podcasts and audiobooks. The first has been Monk’s Hood, a Brother Cadfael novel, in a Ravelry RAL (read-a-long), […]
I’m finished my Estelle Cardigan! Buttons and all! Necessary photo…. She fits me and I’m in love! Too bad I’m done in time for it to be too hot to wear. Wait until September comes though….
An agonizingly wonderful and heart-wrenching one, more like. I’ve emerged, not yet a half-hour ago, from finishing “reading”, listening to the Outlander novel that I mentioned two blog posts ago. I really buckled down with both the listening of the story and the knitting of the orange sock (see previous post). Well, I couldn’t help […]
Alright, I admit it, I am completely entranced with the novel Outlander! I bought it from Audible.com a few weeks ago, and can’t seem to stop listening to it in my spare time. In fact, I’ve been creating spare time just to listen. Ooh, and it’s great knitting audio! So just what is this Outlander […]
This past weekend, I did some gardening. I’ve been so busy with Gaia’s Colours work lately that I have almost completely ignored my yard and gardens. We were all in the backyard, my husband, boys and myself, and I decided to do some weeding and trimming. One bed that really needed my attention was the […]
(I started this post back in mid-June, but didn’t complete it, as I was very busy. I am finishing/posting it now) Thankfully! It’s over. The reading of The Turn of the Screw, that is. Don’t get me wrong – it’s a very interesting and challenging story, but man! it’s a difficult read/listen. Henry James, a […]
My beloved Canada.You, my sacred space,My vast and sweeping homeland.A Lover of two oceans with crashing coastlines arms,With your jutting Rocky teeth and long gold thighs of prairieWith your swirling curls of emerald forest and icy tundra bones.The cafes and highways pockmark your lovely face,And tar-sands scar your skin. But I still love you, my […]