Thursday, March 15, 2007

Been at SXSW this week hence my lack of posting but I will blog up a storm after the festival ends on Saturday. And don't you all worry, I have been knitting my WWF beanies like crazy as well, 2 down, 1 on sticks, and 1 to get on sticks. I am hoping to get a few more biters, if not I will just knit up a couple and try to "sell" them to folks at work or something. Just to show you that I am knitting here is a picture of the first hat I completed this week.

Flavia's Hat-30

I promise I will post after SXSW ends!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

I have joined a pledge to collect change for the World Wildlife Fund 's Earth Day fundraiser. Basically, you can pledge anywhere from $50 and up and as you collect the change take it down to a Coin Star machine and send the donation to WWF between March 4th and April 22nd. The idea is to pledge to collect the change in your own unique environment friendly way. I have chosen to knit beanie's from my existing stash for people in exchange for whatever change they are able to scrounge up. I have also scrounged up change from my home and truck to donate.

I have always been connected to the World Wildlife Fund in some form or another since I was a little kid, saving up my milk money here and there to adopt a sea turtle or something, but this is the first time I have ever signed up to help out. I think bringing the kittens into my home this year has made me more aware of the need to protect animals. And as every cat owner knows, those little cuties still retain quite a lot of the instincts and mannerisms of their larger & wild cousins. Having miniature, semi-wild versions of a tiger or leopard in my house has made me more inclined to participate in animal and environment charities than people ones. People can take care of themselves, Revan & Rayne's cousins need my help! (heeheeheehee).

I got my first request for a camoflague beanie so I am working on that right now. Hopefully, a lot of others will hit me up for beanies for a good cause. Anyways, I just wanted to share this with you all and encourage you to collect whatever change you can and send it on over to the World Wildlife Fund or any charity that you feel strongly about.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Reunited and it feels so good...


Revan got cleared from the vet on Friday, so we had the first weekend together as a family in over a month. It was so great. Cuddling with both babies, and watching them play. I couldn't have been happier. =)

I finished my Knit Blue project as well. Which was basically most of the way done for about a year, but the Knit Blue KAL gave me an excuse to finish it. I do want to try to make something actually Democratic in nature since that is the point of the KAL. We'll see.

Knit Blue Project

I like this picture, it kind of has some mystery. I hand took this with my Nikon D80 and the lens is so large it sometimes cast a shadows in the image (usually a point of irritation) but in this picture. That's it for now, I'm sleepy.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Green Hat Finished, Yay!

Green Hat 2050

Green Hat 2062
Top View
Green Hat & Rayne
Harassing baby Rayne

I am the host of a few extra knitting blogs now, I started the Atheist Knitters Blog yesterday but for awhile now I have also been hosting the Austin Knitters Blog Ring and I have begun preparations for the first official Austin World Wide Knitting in Public Day. I blogged about it on the Austin Knitters Blog here.

I thought I might blog about it a little here in case any of you are intersted in hosting your town's WWKIP event. For details on how to make it official go here.