Catch up

Wow, I had a vacation day yesterday so I was able to wander around. I delivered a couple of commissioned pieces, the olive green cowl knit with Cobasi and a lime green basket weave cowl that I whipped up with Illimani Cadena and I can’t wait to knit with it again. It was a surprise!! cowl. I love spreading yarn love. I had a beautiful lunch at The Rolled Oat, it’s amazing what they do with lentils and vegetables. Yum!! I ended up finding a spot next to the Wood Stove at Gaspereau Valley Fibres. The Thursday afternoon knit group is lovely and lively.
I’m reading this book, it caught my eye at my fav booksellers. It’s on beautiful paper. Does anyone else love reading on beautiful paper?




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These are striped Cobasi socks I'm knitting from a pattern found on Ravelry. Love Socks.



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Milo’s cowl

Knit with Madeleine Tosh hand painted bulky. Hope he likes it.


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It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Dies: Amanda Bynes, Robin Williams, and the Spectacle of Mental Illness

Originally posted on Let's Queer Things Up!:

Internet, we need to have a talk.

I’ve had a number of readers ask why I’ve neglected to write about Amanda Bynes this last year. It’s simple, really. I don’t believe that celebrities are “fair game,” and that, when they have very human and very difficult struggles, I should capitalize on those things by writing an article, however well-intentioned. I believe they are deserving of privacy and respect, by virtue of their being people.

However, I’m making an exception here, because in the midst of the negative and callous press that Bynes has received, I think it’s time we had a chat about it from a different perspective. And then, after we’re done, I think it’s time we stop speculating about it altogether. Deal?

First and foremost, there is no way for us to know what, if anything, Bynes has been diagnosed with. The family has denied schizophrenia and bipolar…

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The Empty Room

I finished reading The Empty Room by Lauren Davis last evening. It was a touching story about a women’s struggle with alcoholism. It was well written and real. I felt like I had a look into her brain. It’s a difficult subject to write about. It’s often a joke to some or not taken seriously, like it is a self-control issue. An interesting read.


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Doing a lot of driving these days to visit family. We are having a beautiful Fall. I can knit in the car if I’m careful and if my husband drives of course. The Wentworth Valley is stunning this time of year.




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Red sky at night…

Our sky is beautiful tonight. Riding into the sunset.


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