Knitting all the things

I have been knitting. In fact, the length of time that has been my absence is the time I have been trying to teach myself how to knit. Still here, just knitting…

All the King’s horses

Back in November when I was home, I asked someone why she wasn’t supporting Hilary Clinton, and was told, quite vehemently, that Hilary Clinton was a thief. I was actually taken aback at the level of hatred and distrust people had for HC, but even more than that…

Another yarn

To say crochet has changed my life sounds superficial and trite. Indeed, I read that statement “crochet has changed my life” and think “oh, puke”. However the world of yarn and all the little yarn-y satellites surrounding it (Felters! Spinners! Alpaca Farmers! ) have begun begun…

Starting now

There is no more safe. The emergence of the banal belligerence of Trump et al strikes my heart with terror. We will not be silenced.   I originally wrote this draft on the 24th of January 2017. It is now only the 4th of February and the continual idiotic statements…

How can we break the chain?

In the words of Martin Luther King Jr whose birthday we remember today “To retaliate in kind would do nothing but intensify the existence of hate in the universe. Along the way of life, someone must have sense enough, and morality enough, to cut off the chain of hate…

Yes, it has been a long time

Time slips away so quickly these days. I don’t know about you, but I was not sorry to see the back side of 2016. So many people lost to us forever. So many ass-hats now in charge. I still have not come to terms with the biggest…

Yarning away

This shawl has been around the world. I started making it on the 19th of October, on my way to the states. It’s heard a few stories, this shawl has. It’s helped sooth some nerves after a night of crying babies. Opened up conversations with people…

The Crochety Crocheter

I travel to work on public transport. Most times the trip is fine.  Having taken up crocheting again, and with a self imposed deadline to finish a couple of projects I crochet whilst commuting. I don’t wear headphones because I will miss my stop and end up someplace…

People tell me stuff

I am seriously addicted to buying stuff from my Facebook pages – yesterday I headed off to pick up a crocheted lap rug (small blanket) from one of my regular suppliers. This meant I had to catch the ferry across the harbour, which is fine as it was a glorious…

Crazy Crochet Lady

The world has gone crazy. I don’t want to turn on the news anymore. So I crochet. I have become the crazy crochet lady on the train. My morning and evening commute is spent furiously crocheting away, trying to forget the horror that people continue to inflict on…