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  • knitting1105 7:54 pm on November 26, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    School Work 

    This semester has been extremely  busy for me, new responsibilities at school which have required a huge learning curve, taking a class, and trying to work my business.  Luckily I have a very supportive husband.  The course that I am enrolled in is called Adobe Illustrator, and is something that I will use in Architecture, and perhaps here on my blog also.  Our second project was an infographic poster.  I thought that this would be good to share here.

    Basic RGB

  • knitting1105 1:34 pm on November 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    What did you do once you knew? 

    The events of the past few days have had me reeling.  School has been very tough, as my students are really scared of what will happen.  I have spent hours with them in groups and individually trying to talk things out.  I do not have any answers except that we all need to be connected, be involved and help others whenever and wherever we can. On Wednesday night we went to the Unitarian Church for a reflection time, which was very helpful.

    This is a favorite poem of mine, and came to mind.  It is so fitting to share at this time:


    And, last night I hosted an impromptu knitting night with friends.  Knitting makes me calm, and I had not had the time to knit, Dan was going to  Jazz band, and I knew that I did not want to be alone.  It was the perfect Fiber Therapy session.  I meant to take some photos!

    Now, what will I choose to do?  Definitely something.


    • Louise 10:10 am on November 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you for your post which set me thinking. We can’t spend the next four years wringing our hands. We can’t keep having the same conversations we had before this week over and over again. We need to move forward. Yes, love trumps hate. Joy trumps despair. Positivity trumps negativity. Productivity trumps whining helpless in a corner. Some years back there was a “movement” tagged “random acts of kindness”. Maybe we can revive that notion. I’d like to think that our knitting circle can continue to foster a weekly place of safety, laughter, inclusion and mutual support through good times and bad.

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      • knitting1105 12:08 pm on November 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Louise, thank you for your wonderful comment. I love our knitting group, and the fact that we have always knit for charitable causes. Perhaps we can spend next week talking about all of the positive things that we can get involved in.


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