Butterflies drinking the tears of a sad turtle. It is true. Springtime is the time of small kindnesses.
Categories » ‘Walk-about’
Little Chucho, Mr Tink and Tink went home: 220 South Colorado St, Port Lavaca, Texas.
2o13 Yarn Crawl… print your passports now!
So many yarn shops, so little time! Mark your calendars…
Yarns in the Farms has some great demonstrations and sales happening for the event!
and PRIZES. MANY prizes. And lunch specials. and Captain Dusty’s Ice Cream.
HEATHER DIXON from Army of Knitters will be visiting on Friday March 15.
AMY SMALL from Knit Collage will be in the shop Saturday March 16.
Are you watching, mom?!? Kids say that a lot.
Fried food. That is Chicken fried steak, fried okra, fried catfish, and fried hushpuppies, y’all.
The Divide one room school house in Real County. That is Re-AL, y’all. Note the stretch Cadillac school bus. And there is a black one out back in the pasture. The cattle guard keeps the livestock from getting out onto the road.
Like most knitters, when my sister Jeannine and I travel, we always carry extra yarn, just in case. Here is Jeannine with her Masai guides in Tanzania, donning their hand-knit beanies, made on the spot by my sister. What a great way to connect with people!
And here is the fierce South African weenie dog, Sizzles, in his new hand-knit sweater.
I am addicted to knitting Joji’s Astrid scarf. So elegant, so clean, so simple. And while I love the actual project, that is, the “SCARF”, I simply love making it. The Bobbles are so fun and suggest myriad other uses… cushion edging, window treatments, shelf adornment, chair skirts…
Here she is in Guatemala…
And again in Guatemala…
Overlooking the Indian Ocean…
And in the Khayalitsa Township, Cape Town, South Africa… Where ladies are weaving out of old tee shirts! They loved how the Astrid fringe enhanced a jiggling bedonkeydonk!
While on safari in Africa, Anna knit. On the Jeep. With the armed guide driving her along rocky roads with lions and leopards and other really crazy wild creatures with stripes and spots and long ridiculous trunks. There were birds with flamboyant ruffles! There were antelope with hairy plumes sprouting from their spines! She was inspired!
Meanwhile, Mommy had been swooning over this photo of an ensemble from a magazine. Ruffles and leopard print shoes. Wild Thang.
Mommy got so far as to make this little swatch for Barbie. More swooning ensued. It was getting to be a bother.
Inspired by the safari and the armed driver and the zebras and giraffes and ruffles and cotton and needles, Anna whipped up this African Floofy Skirt for Mommy. Stop swooning already!
Wild thang… in an African village.
And at home.