Monday, December 21, 2020

Year's end

 It's been hard for me to find a moment to catch up on the blog. I've a little more time now that Hanukah is over and winter break is here...  I've mostly spent my days helping my kids learn at home.  We've also been staying home for a while now...the high virus rates are worrying.  It's a bit lonely, but we're definitely all introverts here. For us, there have been some advantages to having a break from regular life for a while, too.  I've made a lot of challah.  I've sewn Hanukah gifts: flannel pajama pants for little boys.  

I've had some articles come out:

This piece came out in the Winnipeg Free Press, I am a co-author (with my favourite professor):

Half-measures won't slow the pandemic

Here are some from the Jewish Independent, in Vancouver:

That glitter gets everywhere

Gift of doing nothing at all

The past helps decode the present

Also, I had a fun article come out about how to plan for handspun yarns and garments to keep warm in PLY magazine (I've yet to see a copy of that one in print).  Just today, I got my copy of the new Vogue Knitting.  I'm very proud to have an article on the value of having a yarn stash in that issue, too.

We're doing lots of playing in the snow, dog walks, and eating yummy foods.  We hope you're having a great winter break with lots of joy ahead.  Our sky is darkening now, on December 21st, and it's barely 4pm.  The great darkness is upon us....more time to read, knit, and stay cozy at home.  We're very lucky -and privileged-to be able to do so.

Stay safe, stay warm, and here's looking forward to happy and healthy 2021.

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Blogger j-jen said...

Well, you know me! The bigger the stash, the happier I am. ;)

December 28, 2020 at 6:22 AM  
Blogger Joanne said...

Hi Jen! I hear you on the stash front! (Not sure if you will get this response though?!

December 28, 2020 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger j-jen said...

Hi Joanne, I subscribed to follow-up comments, so, yes. Hope you and the family are doing OK. We're on our third lockdown here, vaccinations starting this Thursday and elections in March. Never a dull moment. At this point I crave dull. Doing a bit of uncomplicated knitting, but the yarn stash to FO ratio is still screwed.

December 29, 2020 at 12:31 AM  

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