god, Canada she rocks. Too bad they dont have a catalog, we knitters are mighty generous folks
Vive Newfoundland! That puts all the "oh I only knit for charity, and only out of crap yarn I wouldn't be caught dead in, but I've knitted 276 preemie hats this month alone, and I make each recipient write me a suitably abject thank you note" geeks on the Knitlist to big time shame, eh?
Practical, sensible, resourceful. And I'll bet none of the items is knitted in "hunter's" orange or Red Heart or Lion Brand woolease either.
Enjoy your pretty hat, Steph.
How clever of you to have a useful mother-in-law.
Thank you for telling us about NONIA, what an interesting program! I see they have an order form to order finished products. I love the photo on their website.
Way cool and thanks....see you turned a boring blog day into information. I'm counting this in my "you learn something new every day" :)
Leave it to the women to quietly and efficiently go about fixing things. Rather inspirational I think.
The WestWing is, what I would say, and incredibly accurate dipiction of American politics--and I love the show! (Though not as much as my mom--if my brother or so so much as utters a word during the show, we are promptly "SHUSH!"ed. Fortunately, since I like it too, I don't generally try to talk much during it.)
And I agree--Martin Sheen over Ah-nold any day!
I had heard of NONIA before (I lived in Fort McMurray AB, the biggest Newfoundland city outside of Newfoundland)for 4 years, and the women spoke of it often. But I never realized there was a web-site. I enjoyed the site, and thanks for sharing it.
I think one of the greatest things about the organization is that it was set up and worked so well at a time when women were not supposed to be able to decide anything for themselves....there were a lot of women at that time who couldn't even vote.
Thanks again for sharing that (and the socks look great)
Shortly after I was born, in Flowers Cove on Newfoundland's Northern Peninsula, 66 years ago, we were travelling by dog team to our home in Plum Point some 16 miles away. We stopped at St. Barbe (where the ferry now goes to Labrador). Inside a house there was a five year old girl knitting. What facinated my mother, to the extent that she couldn't take her eyes off her, was that she wasn't looking at her work.
This story was told by my mother since my recollection of the event is somewhat sketchy.
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