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There is a Passion

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And the passion is knitting: that simple act of turning a piece of yarn into a fabric with two sticks. I just love it. I've been knitting steadily for 26 years and can't see ever stopping. In fact if there was some way to make a decent amount of money at it, I'd be doing it.

Right now I am working on the Sandy Cardigan from the book Big Girl Knits. The wool is a lovely variegated Italian product. The cardigan features a very unique construction and there will be almost no seams to sew up at the end. It works up in rectangular panels and in segments making good use of short rows. I'm considerably more advanced on this cardigan than this photo shows and will try to post another shot soon.

It's a fun project and not hard. And because the measurements are customized, it should fit great in the end. Wish me luck!

Spring?

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Somewhere in the world it is spring. Say "yes'. But not at my camp. A late season storm dumped 25 inches (you know it's bad when Canadians resort back to the Imperial system) just two days before I arrived. Thank goodness for great neighbours.

To get away from it all is the best thing for me. I mean really away. Beyond cell phone range, off the power grid, no internet or TV. To a simple and quiet place. Myself. No planned activities. No schedule. ahhhhhhhh...

I go to sleep when the cabin is too dark and am awoken by the rising sun. The fresh air pulls me outside and leads me to explore the roads and paths. Things that jammed up my mind in town drift away easily on the breeze, replaced by the awe and wonder I feel about nature.

Everyone should have a place they can go (physically or mentally) to escape the stresses of modern life. Cherish those places. Protect them and they will protect you.