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Posts tagged ‘whale’

Dreaming Grand Cayman


with whales and the wild.  Water and  Ocean is so healing.

I worry about what my true nature really is. Who am I once those erroneous beliefs and false expectations are released?

It is only by the act of stripping away those layers of beliefs and expectations that I will discover my true nature

my own uniqueness and individuality.

In the act of releasing false thought processes, I experience the freedom and joy of being true to myself and comfortable in my own skin.♥

After all, this is still a knitting blog.   Knitting is what I do for fun and relaxation.   And I did have a couple finished knits to prove it.

Show above is Tuff Love, in my own hand-dyed yarns with Wilton Icing Gels.  I went with subtle color contrast and dyed my own not once, twice…but three times due to miscalculation of specific yardage for the Caribbean Blue (variegated teal.)  I LOVE the design and will definite knit another pair in better gauge and tension :D Faye Kennington has beautiful eyes for capturing the nature scenes.

Next is my first ever pair of boot toppers, finished over a week ago.  This pair is knitted in worsted weight and Sizes 6 and 8 needles so it knits up quickly.  Mine was done in just a few hours.

just in time for a winter storm. I love them…actually wearing them more often upside down as legwarmers. One of these days, I’ll show you a picture of that.

Both designs are by Faye aka UkeeKnits, who lives in beautiful Ucluelet, BC.   Both designs were really fun to knit and the instructions are well written. Do you love fair-isle knit? What’s your favorite pattern and stranding technique?

Cascade Winds was awesome this afternoon, again! Thanks, Dan Judd and all the fabulous band members. I can’t wait for the next one in June :D

Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!

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Once Every Four Years


The world allows to play catch-up in order to keep our calendar in line with solar system and seasonal changes.

Since a child, I have always wondered why the mysterious earth needs an extra day, every fourth year.  Simple phenomena?  A year is approximately 365 days and six hours long.  Almost every four years, we need an extra day–this is also why only one century year out of every four is a leap year!  Just before 1600, corrections were made to keep things straight!  In order to know if any year is a leap year, divide the year in question by 4.  2012/4 = 503 exactly.  It came out a whole number (no remainder or fraction.)   The exception is when years ending in 00–century 1700, 1800, 1900 were not leap years and 2100, 2200, 2300 will not be.  For a century beginning year to be a leap year, it must be divisible by 400.  1600 and 2000 were Leap Years.  The next century leap year will be 2400.

Courtesey: 1amme.wordpress.com

Today is like the Olympics, it happens every four years.  And nobody notices until it’s over. This leap year may mean my kids will make leaps and bounds in positive direction.  Lofty dream, huh.

For the extra day, lets see how much I will get caught-up today. :D

Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!

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I ♥ This World


and want to experience every last inch of it.

to explore all the remaining nature while I can!

With limited resource, I am destined to explore via the internet…for now. It’s a wonderful experience. ♥ Have you ever wanted to travel the world? Where have you all been, my outdoor loving friends, that’s most memorable? Feel free to share your travel photos, videos, and stories.

Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!

(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…but caved into Facebook!)