Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Magazine Splurge

The latest batch of craft magazines arrived in my newsagent
so I splurged!

Left to right: Better Homes & Gardens Your Knitting & Crochet Collection 2016, Interweave Crochet Summer 2016, Crochet Essentials No. 1.

This photograph (above) sums up my fortnight:

A little splurge on some magazines and finishing a rainbow scarf which you can see pinned to the blocking board. 

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Silk Mohair Scarves 2016

cross section of three scarves: three wavy stripe patterns in three different colour combinations (browns/greens, pink/orange/purples, browns/gold)

A picture story today!
Silk mohair scarves that came off my hooks this year.

Three different design and colour combinations
for viewing pleasure
(and wearing enjoyment for those who want to buy one from Gallery M in Marion, South Australia).

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Quick August Update

August is turning out to be a busy month.

Fatigue is more than a nuisance and I'm falling behind on activities in both work and play.

Friday, 5 August 2016

To Help or Not to Help (Part 2): When to Say "No Thanks!"

This is the second post about the complicated business of offering and receiving help. The reason for this topic can be found in Part 1.

Friday, 29 July 2016

To Help or Not To Help (Part 1)

This blog entry is a response to questions asked by CatDownUnder on 15 July 2016 about the complicated business of offering and accepting help. It truly can be fraught with many issues.

As I considered my own experiences and those of friends with chronic illness or disability, my reply to Cat became ever longer. The etiquette of offering and accepting help seems lost on many people. The ramifications of people's behaviour extend beyond a mere verbal exchange and go to the heart of self-identify and self-worth.

There were too many discussion points for a quick comment so I have chosen to publish the first part here, to be continued in instalments. Perhaps by the last one, we will have a better understanding of how to help each other.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Quick Crochet Fun on the Weekend

A 'hedgehog' motif consisting of a red circle crocheted in the round for the body with a jagged border across the top for spines; a white triangular face with black embroidered eye and nose.
Made by Jodiebodie 2016

Looking for a quick project?

Here's a little creature 
whipped up last weekend.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

The Ravellenic Games 2016

If you are a crocheter, knitter, spinner, weaver or other type of yarncrafter, you may have heard of Ravelry.  It's a free web site for crocheters and knitters, created and administered by crocheters and knitters.

Ravelry is a great place to find like-minded yarn crafters from all over the world but it is much, much more than a social network.  I highly recommend Ravelry as a powerful management tool and source of 'yarny' information, inspiration and fun too.

One day, during an Olympic year, some Ravelry members (fondly referred to as 'Ravellers') decided to establish their own (yarn)sporting event which became the "Ravellenic Games".