Saturday, 21 February 2009

Love Life Live Lent

Although Lent doesn't begin until Wednesday of this week I'll commence my observance of it tomorrow. I'll be following a book produced by Love Life Live Lent. It's traditional to give up something for Lent, but the CSMV nuns at St Mary's School in Pune which I attended, taught me to take up something instead. This year I'm going to do both.

Monday, 2 February 2009

Stitch & Bitch

This evening the girls and I attended a Stitch and Bitch session at the Tobacco Factory. The group meets every first and third Monday but this evening was devoted to the creation of an Oxfam blanket. The campaign to raise awareness of maternal mortality has been running for some time now. Volunteers have been knitting hundreds and thousands of squares which are now being assembled to form blankets. The blankets will be sold to raise funds for Oxfam.

We passed a very pleasant evening drinking coffee, sewing squares and chatting. The only bitch was about the poor service offered by First Bus!

One of my 49before50 challenges is to knit myself a scarf. Once I have picked a pattern and bought the wool, Stitch & Bitch may provide the required encouragement to finish it off.