Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Super moon & more

Friday evening, I heard about how the moon would appear this past weekend, and caught a moment to look at it.  I saw this gorgeous sunset, and the full moon, bright and round, rose up, looking like the sun in the sky.   This photo is a poor approximation of it, but it filled me with a strange sort of awe.  Remarkable.
Also this weekend, I had this piece come out on the CBC:

Also, it was the start of Sukkot,  and my family was busy building and decorating our sukkah.  Here's a shot of what it looked like a few years ago; we haven't got a photo yet this year.  Since it was a holiday, there are several days without preschool...lots of time with 4 year olds but not so much time to post on the blog!  (or cook, or eat, or go to the bathroom by myself....ahem.  sorry...tmi)
I have some fun things planned for the blog in the near future, including a knitting needle review and possibly a give away.  Sound interesting?

I am also wondering about a way to help raise money to help refugees, which is such a big issue.  I'm pondering a sort of "UNsale."  It would be a way to purchase downloadable knitting patterns, without a discount, but some portion of the sale would go towards helping others who have been displaced from their homes and need so much, perhaps through the Red Cross.  What do you think about that?  I'd love thoughts from knitter readers--would you buy a pattern that wasn't discounted, but that donated a portion to a reputable charity instead? 

Finally, the Manitoba Fibre Festival is upon us!  It sounds like I will get to spend some time with the fleece display and the knitting relay event-- that is-- when I am not teaching.  Please drop by to visit if you're local!

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Blogger Alison said...

I badly wish there were a new Marshall Plan announced. We could create so much goodwill, again... My husband in France in 1977 was welcomed by a complete stranger, an elderly woman who was grateful still at having been rescued by the Americans. Each person helped remembers.

October 4, 2015 at 5:42 PM  
Blogger Joanne said...

Hi Alison, I just saw your comment! Sorry to have missed it earlier. You know, I don't know much about how the Marshall Plan worked. I do know that if each person reached out a bit more, we might be making a bigger difference to help refugees. It is not as if the US or Canada lacks space. :) We could accommodate lots more people here, if we were willing to help them start life here in a safer place. Just my two cents. I have not gotten my UNsale off the ground yet. It seemed good in theory though...

October 9, 2015 at 11:45 AM  

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