06 November 2015

From The Main PSPRP Blog ~ Outta Here!

The Needler's Retreat 2015 begins this afternoon at 5:00pm. We will be having our usual private soirée with the official troublemakers and lovers of non-dairy creamer (Bailey's) an hour or two ahead of that. I love these gals and it's a treat to spend time away from all other concerns and be immersed in the craft we all love. BFF and I have the 'honeymoon suite' again this year. Yes. We really do call it that.

You need a 'backstitch pass sl st over' to get in with the punk rock purlers :D

I'll be back with stories and photos next week and until then happy knitting and don't 'ss any knits or p2togs' that I wouldn't do!

Sexy Knitters Club

Not your Grannie's Knittin'!
Not your Grannie's Knittin'!
Cheers all! ~ kei
6 November 2015

09 October 2015

Sharing Some Yarn Love From The Main Blog

Come visit!

Lot's of new yarns that are perfect for the cold months ahead and for little luxury gifts of knitting.

New in store: Madelinetosh Tosh Worsted, Noro Silk Garden Aran - several colours and Sundara Merino Worsted. Lots of knitted goods too for those who don't knit but love to give unique and exclusive gifts :)

(Check individual listings for information about shipping discounts)

Discontinued and hard to find colours and bases.
Silk Garden Aran, Sundara, Wollmeise and more...

05 October 2015

Hello OctPoWriMo People :)

Hi There,

If you reached my blog via my Google+ profile on OctPoWriMo 2015 posts, welcome!

Long ago, my poetry as well as my craft blogs were hosted here on Blogger. I combined all my poetry blogs onto WordPress a few years ago and you can find my writing at The Eclectic Poet. If you happen to be a crafter too, feel free to pop by here or the main craft blog, Pointe Shoes Punk Rock And Purl, also on WordPress any time.

I hope you're enjoying OctPoWriMo as much as I am! It's been great to find so much talent here on Blogger. It hadn't occurred to me to come here to look, so this is just another perk to participating in these writing challenges :)

Wishing you a great start to your week!

~kei (The Eclectic Poet)

29 September 2015

From PSPRP - Well Now I've Got THAT Out Of The Way

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and I just went for my usual screening today with a bone marrow density scan thrown in for good measure. These old ballerina, former anorexic bones need early intervention loves.

Ladies: do it. Gents: you too.

I'm an equal opportunity nagger as I have a son, a dad and a brother and I think the last thing we need to do is get bogged down in any gender stuff. And as the crafting community is all about getting the word out in fibre and fun, here are some big, bold, boob-i-ful - I had to say it, alliteration issues, remember?? - craft patterns.

There's something for everyone whether you favour one stick or two, are a guy, girl, survivor or supporter. Whatever gets the word out is a good thing. This is NOT just about the colour pink - beribbon your Facebook profile picture, buy a pink ribbon pin, or special lipstick all you want - just remember the human face behind all the froufrou. We want an end to cancer, not landfills in pretty colours or meaningless social media memes. A little bit of fun is a great way to get conversations going so... Voilà!

Breast Cancer Awareness
From Drunken Aunt Wendy's blog.

Breast Cancer Awareness
From Craftsy

Breast Cancer Awareness
From Gingersister's blog

For more information in Canada, here is a link that includes lots of events and ways to get involved: the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

If you'd like to share an information link for your own country's national breast cancer foundation, please feel free to do so in a comment.

Here's one more pattern, a little more subtle and for my crochet peeps. You can find this one on Ravelry as: Crochet Awareness Ribbon Scarf (Pink for Breast Cancer or other Causes). You can customize the ribbon colour (deep blue for M.E.!) and it's free :)

Breast Cancer Awareness
Pattern from Naztazia