I listen to pod casts and books on my ipod. When I was working, I had a thirty minute drive each way and this kept me occupied along with my knitting at stop lights but that's a different post. I also listen when Jake and I walk as well as when I infrequently go to the gym.
One of the pod casts that I listen to and enjoy is the 2knitlitchicks. Barb and Tracie are a mother and daughter team and talk about their knitting and also about the books they are reading. They are the ones that had me reading (actually listening) to Defending Jacob and also The Devil in the White City . I have to give them credit for expanding my literary senses.
In August they hosted a knit along for the Mother Bear Project.
"The Mother Bear Project is dedicated to providing comfort and hope to children affected by HIV/AIDS in emerging nations, by giving them a gift of love in the form of a hand-knit or crocheted bear. "
I knit for charity when I am stressed and August was a very stressful month. I managed to finish six bears. Each bear was entered to win in a raffle and I won two prizes. Both prizes were from Buffy Ann Designs.
Can I just say my stitch light is awesome.!! And it is purple. What more could a girl ask for? I originally saw these at Vogue Live LA and was impressed with their quality so I was excited when I found out I had won one. I have used it several times in the evening and it has made knitting life better.
The yarn cozy's are also a great addition to my accoutrement's of knitting. I normally work from the outside of my skeins but these yarn cozy's will enable me to work from the inside.
And this is the first group of winning bears.
From left to right: Ben, Martha, Hank, Amy, Annabelle and George.
Four more have been knitted but they need faces and names.
These bears have become somewhat of an addiction and my go to project. It makes me sooooo happy to know through knitting I am giving a bit of comfort to a child.