Do you miss the ABC Along? Does the 365 picture project strike fear into your heart? Is even Eye Candy Friday a bit too much for you? Well, Stephanie and I have the easy, peasy solution for you shutterbugs. Do the Bond thing and take a shot at 007 (as in 2007) in a Dozen Days. There is no blog, no ring, you only need to post once a month, with as many photos as you'd like, and write on what that particular month means to you. There are only a few rules. You pick the day...but make sure you post during the month you're commemorating, and take the button and make sure to save it to your own computer. Pussy Galore's got nothin' on us, eh?
I've taken Rachael's idea to heart and will go for the 100 Miles by April Fools Day. Under the button on the side bar I'll up date my totals daily (or so). Hopefully I will surpass the 100 miles and lift about a billion lbs of weight by then. Rachael has set up a blog, Run-a-go-go. Cool!
I am a big fan of Interweave and their many crafting magazines. Piecework has come to my home since it's inception and it has only improved over the years. Nancy Bush has been a contributor for several years and I have always enjoyed her articles and patterns on ethnic knitting. Nancy was instrument in the newest issue, now on newsstands, and you can see her influence on nearly every page. The articles and patterns, as you can see from the link above, are full of good information and fun projects. Nancy will take a brief break from Piecework because she is working on an Estonian lace book! Can't wait.
Rebekah has created a button for spinners who want to spend Friday night a the wheel. The idea is to know that you are spending time with like minded people all over the world and then sharing it with a post about what you did. You can read about it in her Friday Night Spinners post. I'm in because Friday night is our night 'in' and a night I love to knit and/or spin. The picture is what I'm spinning now. Purchased at Rhinebeck, it is a wool/mohair blend and the colors are so rich and varied.
Mini has asked me to spread the word about a contest she is having on her blog. It's for a very, very good cause. Here in part is what she said in her email.
I am running a contest for charity. I am requesting fun fur hats for kids with cancer at the local Childrens' Hospital. In exchange, I will be handing out yarn, needles, notions to contest winners. After many conversations with Child Life Specialists, it was determined the highest need is : fun fur hats. Yup. Ages 10-16, these kids want fun fur. And they want a lot of it. Imagine, kids running around, wearing goofy fun fur hats and even goofier smiles... wouldn't that just make you smile? It makes them smile. And smiling leads to laughter and laughter leads to healing: physical and emotional healing.
Doesn't it sound like a great way to help kids heal? Send her an email at kskaare (At) gmail (Dot) com...you know the drill.
You really must check out Erin’s Venezia. She was lucky enough to be in Hong Kong for the photo shoot. Erin is one talented knitter!
If you would like to get started on your 2007 Holiday knitting Marcia has a way to help you out. Join her Holiday Head StartAlong and find like-minded knitters to encourage you towards a stress free, knit free Holiday Season.
Oh and this is my 800th post!