Sunday, June 25, 2017

Hello and Happy Eid

Hope you are all well.  It's been nearly 2 weeks since my last post and the only reason for that is pure laziness.
For the past 30 days we have been in the midst of the Holy Month of Ramadan.  That means from sunup 'til sundown there is no eating or drinking in public so all restaurants and coffee shops are closed until just before sunset.
On Thursday, we were invited to fatoor (the breaking of the fast) at Movenpick.
It was lovely to see all the lights and decorations for Ramadan.
Today marks the first day of Eid celebrations.  Although my husband has off the next couple of days and we could go out, we are instead having a quiet day at home.  (Perhaps we'll venture out tomorrow.)
While he enjoys traditional maamoul, butter cookies stuffed with dates, walnuts or pistachios, I made myself some vegan pumpkin pecan polvorones (recipe from Cookie and Kate).
Eid blessings to all.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

My First C2C

One of the activities planned for this past Saturday's Worldwide Knit-in-Public Day was a yarn swap.
I received the Happy Baby yarn above, along with many other little crafty items.  Sweet handwritten notes were attached to each gift giving tips on how it could be used.
(I've wanted a spool knitter for awhile so look forward to trying that out soon.)

In the meantime, I've started my first corner-to-corner baby blanket.  I've watched friends working on them for a couple of years now and always thought it looked a bit difficult, especially the graphghans (changing colors within a project is not my forte). But it turns out a c2c blanket is made only using chains and double crochet, which happens to be my favorite stitch.
So far so good.  Since I'm using the yarn I received, I will be doing a color change at the end of the row.  And hope the decrease is just as easy as the increase has been.

Happy Tuesday!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

3rd Annual WWKIP Day

Thanks to Mini of Miniz Diary, Kuwait has now participated in its third Worldwide Knit-in-Public Day.
Since 2005, knitters (and now all sorts of crafters) have been gathering on the second Saturday in June with the idea of "Better living through stitching together,"
At our first event, we had 8 in attendance, and this time, I totally lost count.
So much amazing talent and creativity from knitters, crocheters and stitchers.  
In fact, I was so busy talking, that I barely did any crocheting at all.  I was distracted by so much inspiration all around.

Thanks again Mini for all your hard work in organizing a very successful event.

Happy crafting,
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