I woke up this morning with this song going through my head. It’s weird how I dream songs… is that a thing? I wasn’t thinking about it, haven’t listened to it in a long time. Anyway, this seemed rather prophetic for this week.

There must be some way out of here,” said the joker to the thief,
“There’s too much confusion, I can’t get no relief.
Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth,
None of them along the line know what any of it is worth.”
“No reason to get excited,” the thief, he kindly spoke,
“There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke.
But you and I, we’ve been through that, and this is not our fate,
So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late.”
All along the watchtower, princes kept the view
While all the women came and went, barefoot servants, too.
Outside in the distance a wildcat did growl,
Two riders were approaching, the wind began to howl.

Apologies to Bob, Jimi’s version is perfection.

No WIP update today. Still knitting pussy hats and using up every bit of pink I’ve got left to make more.

02/52 : 2017

Made it to the second week! It’s been cold and I’ve gotten out for a few walks, but very carefully as I’m afraid of slipping on the ice again. I’m knitting more pussyhats… in less than a week we march!

I’ve never done anything like this before and I’m looking forward to being a part of a movement and making a positive statement about how I feel about the way the country is headed. I still can’t believe that that horrible man is going to be the president. It’s just inconceivable that someone so incompetent, petty, a compulsive liar and don’t get me started on who is propagating this fake news situation. From the beginning he was spouting untruths and innuendo and rumours as if it were facts. And that is just a small sampling of what is wrong with that man.

Anyway, on I knit for peace, for charity, and for myself. It makes me feel calm and good.

Also, for anyone wondering… hey she lives in Canada. Yes I do. I am a dual citizen, born and raised in California. I vote in every US election. I file my US taxes. I have family that lives in the US and we spend a lot of our time there. I am a citizen of Canada as well and I file Canadian taxes, vote in every election here. I love this country (both countries). My children and husband live here and I can’t imagine living anywhere else. But we need to be vigilant here as well. Extreme right-wing, isolationist, fascist movements are happening all over the world. We need to fight to keep democracy and decency alive and keep the freedoms that we have fought for.

Okay, rant over for now, and with that, on to my photos of the week.

granny stripe blanket
finishing another hat
finishing another hat – I like to use my pinkie ring as a marker.
moorland blanket
moorland blanket – growing
cold sunrise
cold sunrise – still so much snow everywhere!
dundarave pier
dundarave pier – early morning walk along the seawall.
cold birds
cold birds
cold hikers
cold hikers – Kasmira, Lily and me.  Giving my new pussyhat a trial run.
deep cove
deep cove – my favourite place
golden sunrise
golden sunrise – lion’s gate bridge



On The Hook

Is it Wednesday already? I guess I need to set a schedule out with alarms and alerts to remind myself. It may take awhile to get back in the groove of regular posting.

This week I started my Moorland Blanket, a pattern and crochet-along being offered by Lucy at Attic24.

As soon as I saw her initial post on this project, I was enamoured with the colours and the stitch pattern used, and I ordered the yarn pack through Wool Warehouse in the UK. 15 skeins of yarn.


I did a small sample to get the right hook size and settled with a 3.75mm, which is the same size I’m using for my Granny Stripe Blanket.

I decided to make mine a bit narrower… it will be 42″ instead of 48″ and I started with an initial chain of 161 stitches instead of 181.


I’m enjoying getting into the groove of this pattern and watching the colours progress. I’m in the greens, which frankly I haven’t seen a lot of around here lately. It’s refreshing to see so much green!

The PussyHat Project. I’ve completed 7, including one for me out of handspun and some of my hand dyed fingering weight doubled. I stopped by the yarn shop yesterday and bought a few skeins of discounted bulky pink yarn and have another one going. I’ll keep knitting these until we march!


I’m still working on my Feelin’ Groovy socks. As boring as the process is, I do love the crazy striping of the yarn and that it is a super easy project to throw in my purse and knit when I have a few moments to spare. So it is nice to have something like this on the go. And I can see that there is progress being made.


I didn’t work on my Granny Stripe blanket this week, but I did get it out and into my view. It’s currently 42″ wide and 32″ long. So I have quite a bit still to go on it and I love the bright cheerful colours of this.


Finished: My Tea Cozy Poncho! I was only a couple of rows from the end and I’ve already worn it to a recital on the weekend. I need to get a photo of me wearing it, but here is Josephine..


What are you working on this week?