Whew, Friday… it seems like eons since you were here!
It’s been a week… of all the weather (at least here in Pittsburgh) and all the heartbreaking news. We were happy to join in this week in making a donation for Ukraine to Brother’s Brother. Even though it feels like what we donate won’t make a difference, this delightfully reminded me that if we all drop something in the bucket… we can collectively make a difference.
Things that helped me get through this week…
Sewing: My goodness, was it a very good distraction. I am not through my sewing pile, but I have made some good progress.
On Monday, someone commented to me about me making the Agnes pjs out of linen and wearing them more than at home. What?! Sorry but there is zero chance of that ever happening… LOL At least not while Sew House Seven’s Free Range Slacks exist!! Those are my Pjs You Can Wear Out Of The House pants! Really, I have sewn 3 pairs and am in the process of making a 4th pair as I type! They are the most comfortable pants ever (although not for sleeping) but for everyday wear they are my perfect pants! But if you are wondering what might be the perfect pants for you… The Foldline has you covered with their Trousers Issue. And if you sew, you should absolutely subscribe to their weekly news letter. It contains such great pattern reviews and such useful information!
Listening: I discovered a new podcast last week… NPR’s Book of the Day. Small, bite-sized podcasts about books. What could be better? I have added a book or two to my “read soon” list. Thank you, NPR!
On top of that, audiobooks – this week I have been listening to Olga Tokarcuz’s Flights. I think it is always good to read books that remind you really how not smart you are. It keeps one humble. And Olga is keeping me very, very humble this week and yet, I cannot stop because I keep hoping that I will connect the dots. Ahh, the hopes of the reader, right? lol
Inspiration: I really like reading about what other makers are doing and recently Katrina Rodabaugh shared some new things she has coming… classes – even an online class in which I am I am very interested. I also have loved her sharing what she has been reading each week! (if you don’t get her newsletter, it’s really a treat!)
And for some close to home inspiration, Tuesday night I am attending an event (IN PERSON!! What???) at the Carnegie Library: Chutz-Pow! Super Heroes of the Holocaust. I am excited to listen to Wayne Wise and Marcel Walker talk about their comic book series!
That is all I have to share this week. I hope you all have an incredible weekend and I will see you all back here on Monday!
I am excited that you will be attending that event in person and look forward to hearing about it!
You’re absolutely right about all of us dropping a bit in the bucket. Our little bit might not do much on its own, but when pooled together, those little bits add up to quite a lot.
Enjoy your weekend!
Thanks for the NPR link – appreciate that. Your sewing is so amazing Kat!! And you are so right that everyone putting a drop in the bucket adds up very quickly! Have a fabulous weekend.
I often feel like my little bit won’t make a difference, but I’m pretty sure that most knitters I know are donating something, and in addition to thousands of others, it really can make a difference. You’ve got some great finds here, and I am off to check out that NPR book podcast and Flights. I hope you’ll tell us something about Super Heroes of the Holocaust someday!
Yes. If everyone does something together we make a difference. The sun is shining in England, and what a difference that makes to my mood. Going to a felting workshop this weekend, very excited. Hope yo have a happy weekend
Together we are stronger. I think Hilary Clinton said something like that. I do wonder if there is enough relief to ease the pain and suffering but I can’t do nothing. I am proud of all the knitting community is doing together.
Oh. Flights. I read it. Nothing really connected for me. Definitely a hard book to “get” . . . and, ultimately, not for me. (Good luck!) 🙂
Good point about donating. Every little bit helps. Thanks for the book recommendations, too. On Friday of this week there is a program on PBS about Marin Alsop, the first woman conductor of a major symphony. I’ve heard her speak on NPR, and she is quite amazing.