09/52 : 2017


I guess there is a reason why Canada is called the Great White North. All I can say is, March better go out like a lamb.


I focused this week on using my big camera instead of relying only on my iPhone. It sure takes more time and effort to work with it. iPhones are so easy and portable, but nothing beats a good dslr for photography.

I also think I have an addiction to the Prisma app. It makes an ordinary photo so amazingly cool.


This week I dusted off my spinning wheel, moved it into my craft room and started spinning. Oh my, how addictive spinning is! And so calming and peaceful. The perfect remedy to what’s going on in the news. The real news. The unbelievably real news. Every day brings new outrageous news. He (can’t bring myself to type his name) really is unhinged and needs to be removed. I have said before that I will be happy when I see him taken away in handcuffs. Now I’m thinking a straight jacket will be nice. Bigly nice. The Most Beautiful. The Best. It will make America Great Again.

Back to spinning!!! To get me back in the groove, I’m spinning 4 ounces of my last bit of Funky Carolina’s fibre. It’s Falkland and spins so easy and smooth. I decided to mash it up with some fibre I got from Taylored Farms last year, it’s a blend of merino, alpaca and silk noils. I will ply them together and get (hopefully) a pretty autumnal blend.

set up, dusted, oiled and ready to spin!
mashup of fibres
fibre or cinnamon bun?

This week we went out to UBC, home of the above cinnamon bun, to listen to a talk by Robert Reich, former Labour Secretary under Clinton, worked in the administrations of Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter, interned for Robert Kennedy. He’s now an educator and author and absolutely wonderful to listen to speak about current events.


Another Prisma photo. Can’t stop myself!

It serves us to listen to reasoned, calm, informed voices instead of inflammatory baseless outbursts of the insane and unhinged president and his merry band of deplorables.

“Go spin, Kathleen.”


The rest of my week was taken up with treadmill walking since it was mostly raining here. I’ve been working on a few projects that are slogging along.

I’m having a lot of love for my ZickZack scarf. It’s about half way there and a great pick-me-up project. I’ll be sad when this one is done!

The Brain Hat is a project I’m really not enjoying and I just need to finish it! A long-time friend asked me to knit this for her for the March for Science and I agreed, not really thinking too much about the endless i-cord knitting and the sewing of the “brains” onto the hat. Bleah. It’s tedious.

“Just finish it, Kathleen.”



Flute practicing, reading, house cleaning rounds out the rest of the week. Same old routine.

Alright. I think it’s time to get back to my wheel now. Have a good week!

12 thoughts on “09/52 : 2017

  1. I love so much about this post – the beautiful pictures (even though they make me chilly to look at them) the hyuuuge problem that is embarrassing the U.S., the spinning wheel – THE SPINNING WHEEL!! and everything else! Thanks for making me smile!!

  2. Those cinnamon buns are one of my favourite memories of my long-ago university days. Sitting in the SUB, sharing one with a friend, panicking over how much you had to do by next class…those were the days! 😌

  3. Oh my…..that cinnamon bun is making my mouth water! Love the fiber too. I have several big spinning projects going at the moment for the very same reason (escaping the embarrasement of this aweful person in charge here). He’s a total nightmare! Sigh It’s spinning to the rescue for me. It is a very calming and peaceful activity. I’ve been doing a lot of knitting too in an all out effort to calm myself. This is such an intolerable situation here in the US!

  4. I discovered your blog through My Sisters Knitter blog. I hope to become a permanent visitor to your blog. I love your pictures, love of photography, and your political views.

  5. I hear you about that persistent winter – I’m so jealous of all the spring flowers in Europe that I see on Instagram! Glad you are having fun with Prisma, it’s a fun app. And your zickzack scarf looks incredible!

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