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2013 2013 2013 <center><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VhG5DMBLpJo/UgFXtLFBf7I/AAAAAAAAGFY/tW25p8BPd8c/s1600/Tin+can+violin.jpg" imageanchor="1" ><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VhG5DMBLpJo/UgFXtLFBf7I/AAAAAAAAGFY/tW25p8BPd8c/s1600/Tin+can+violin.jpg" /></a></center></br>Thank you kindly m'dears for all your lovely comments on my <a target = "_blank" href="http://knitsofacto.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/waiting_3.html">last post</a>, for your good wishes, and for getting me thinking, some of you, about the nuances in meaning that words have, and the different ways in which we interpret them. Seemingly for some '<span style="font-size:06%;"> </span>waiting' implies impatience or frustration, however slight. Me? Sure I might be waiting impatiently, or hopefully, or apprehensively, or even longingly, but mostly I'm just waiting. '<span style="font-size:04%;"> </span>What will be will be<span style="font-size:02%;"> </span>', that's one of the maxims I live by. Another is '<span style="font-size:04%;"> </span>Leap and the net will appear<span style="font-size:02%;"> </span>'. Clearly I'm an optimistic fatalist! </br></br>Another word, and one the precise meaning of which has been muddied by the Oxford English Dictionary ... <i>crochet, n. A kind of knitting done with a hooked needle; material so made.</i> So I guess that explains how a crochet blog has made it to the final round of voting in the Best <i>Knitting</i> Blog category of the Let's Knit British <i>Knitting</i> Awards. Crochet is knitting, who knew! Another definition you might find useful at this juncture ... <i>irony, n. A figure of speech in which the intended meaning is the opposite of that expressed by the words used.</i></br></br><center>♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥</center></br>More words ... make do and mend. A 'make and mend' was once a sailor's weekly half day holiday, time traditionally set aside for the making and mending of clothes. To 'make do', on the other hand, was to reuse, repair, and repurpose, although those words didn't always have the wholly positive connotations they carry today, what was 'made do' could also sometimes be makeshift and inferior. </br></br>The two terms were famously combined in response to wartime scarcity**. People made do and they mended. And that ethos has resurfaced, which in a world of shrinking resources can only be a good thing. But where for <i>some</i> making do and mending is a fashionable choice - even an indulgence ... <i>how much</i> for a darning** class?! - for others it is something more.</br></br></br><center><iframe width="600" height="338" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/fXynrsrTKbI?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></br><span style="font-size:88%;"><a target = "_blank" href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/405192963/landfill-harmonic-inspiring-dreams-one-note-at-a-t">The Recycled Orchestra</a></br>"Creative and simple solutions can bring powerful social transformation to the poorest communities".</span></center></br>One of my earliest knitting related memories is of helping my grandmother to unravel an old knitted sweater, skein and wash the crinkly brown yarn, and then rewind it into balls. She'd raised a family in the 1940s and knew a thing or two about re-knitting 'wool' (even acrylic yarns were 'wool' to Grandma Eva) ... always knit a gauge swatch as worn yarn will have thinned, work the back and front of your sweater simultaneously in case you run out of yarn and need to adjust the garment's length or style, and choose a textured stitch that will obscure any flaws resulting from the unravelling. She'd have approved of the new thriftiness! And she'd have loved The Recycled Orchestra. She was make do and mend royalty, my gran! </br></br>Do you upcycle, recycle, reuse, re-purpose and/or repair? I'd love to hear about it if you do. </br></br>* When it's a metal glue cannister, fork, used strings, and upcycled wood violin, made by luthier and garbage picker Nicolas "Cola" Gomez. </br></br>** A number of the wartime 'Make do and Mend' leaflets issued by the UK Board of Trade have been reproduced in this fascinating book, <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1843172658/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=1843172658&linkCode=as2&tag=knitsofacto-21">Make Do and Mend</a>, including three on darning! </br></br><center>♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥</center></br>I've finally found my way onto Instagram and if you'd like to say 'Hello' there I'm <b>knitsofacto</b>! Mind you, I've not got a clue what I'm doing yet! But however much fun it turns out to be it will never be as life enhancing as blogging, that I do know. </br></br><center>♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥</center></br><center>Follow the links below to subscribe to free updates via ...</br><a target="_blank" href="http://www.feedly.com/home#subscription/feed/http://feeds.feedburner.com/knitsofacto"><img src="http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p557/knitsofacto/29x27_zpsdcf5fdaa.png" title="Add to Feedly" /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.feedly.com/home#subscription/feed/http://feeds.feedburner.com/knitsofacto"><span style="font-size:84%;">Feedly</span></a> </a><a target="_blank" href="http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3234656"><img src="http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p557/knitsofacto/bloglovin25x26B_zps0de89725.png" title="Follow with Bloglovin" /></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3234656"><span style="font-size:84%;">Bloglovin</a></span> <a target="_blank" href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=knitsofacto&amp;loc=en_US"><img src="http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p557/knitsofacto/email30x29px_zpsc2dd095d.png" title="New posts via email" /></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=knitsofacto&amp;loc=en_US"><span style="font-size:78%;">Email</span></a></br></br>You can also now join us on <a target = "_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Knitsofacto/179844712081480">Facebook</a> and on <a target = "_blank" href="http://www.ravelry.com/groups/knitsofacto">Ravelry</a>!</center><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><center><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VhG5DMBLpJo/UgFXtLFBf7I/AAAAAAAAGFY/tW25p8BPd8c/s1600/Tin+can+violin.jpg" imageanchor="1" ><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VhG5DMBLpJo/UgFXtLFBf7I/AAAAAAAAGFY/tW25p8BPd8c/s1600/Tin+can+violin.jpg" /></a></center></br>Thank you kindly m'dears for all your lovely comments on my <a target = "_blank" href="http://knitsofacto.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/waiting_3.html">last post</a>, for your good wishes, and for getting me thinking, some of you, about the nuances in meaning that words have, and the different ways in which we interpret them. Seemingly for some '<span style="font-size:06%;"> </span>waiting' implies impatience or frustration, however slight. Me? Sure I might be waiting impatiently, or hopefully, or apprehensively, or even longingly, but mostly I'm just waiting. '<span style="font-size:04%;"> </span>What will be will be<span style="font-size:02%;"> </span>', that's one of the maxims I live by. Another is '<span style="font-size:04%;"> </span>Leap and the net will appear<span style="font-size:02%;"> </span>'. Clearly I'm an optimistic fatalist! </br></br>Another word, and one the precise meaning of which has been muddied by the Oxford English Dictionary ... <i>crochet, n. A kind of knitting done with a hooked needle; material so made.</i> So I guess that explains how a crochet blog has made it to the final round of voting in the Best <i>Knitting</i> Blog category of the Let's Knit British <i>Knitting</i> Awards. Crochet is knitting, who knew! Another definition you might find useful at this juncture ... <i>irony, n. A figure of speech in which the intended meaning is the opposite of that expressed by the words used.</i></br></br><center>♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥</center></br>More words ... make do and mend. A 'make and mend' was once a sailor's weekly half day holiday, time traditionally set aside for the making and mending of clothes. To 'make do', on the other hand, was to reuse, repair, and repurpose, although those words didn't always have the wholly positive connotations they carry today, what was 'made do' could also sometimes be makeshift and inferior. </br></br>The two terms were famously combined in response to wartime scarcity**. People made do and they mended. And that ethos has resurfaced, which in a world of shrinking resources can only be a good thing. But where for <i>some</i> making do and mending is a fashionable choice - even an indulgence ... <i>how much</i> for a darning** class?! - for others it is something more.</br></br></br><center><iframe width="600" height="338" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/fXynrsrTKbI?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></br><span style="font-size:88%;"><a target = "_blank" href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/405192963/landfill-harmonic-inspiring-dreams-one-note-at-a-t">The Recycled Orchestra</a></br>"Creative and simple solutions can bring powerful social transformation to the poorest communities".</span></center></br>One of my earliest knitting related memories is of helping my grandmother to unravel an old knitted sweater, skein and wash the crinkly brown yarn, and then rewind it into balls. She'd raised a family in the 1940s and knew a thing or two about re-knitting 'wool' (even acrylic yarns were 'wool' to Grandma Eva) ... always knit a gauge swatch as worn yarn will have thinned, work the back and front of your sweater simultaneously in case you run out of yarn and need to adjust the garment's length or style, and choose a textured stitch that will obscure any flaws resulting from the unravelling. She'd have approved of the new thriftiness! And she'd have loved The Recycled Orchestra. She was make do and mend royalty, my gran! </br></br>Do you upcycle, recycle, reuse, re-purpose and/or repair? I'd love to hear about it if you do. </br></br>* When it's a metal glue cannister, fork, used strings, and upcycled wood violin, made by luthier and garbage picker Nicolas "Cola" Gomez. </br></br>** A number of the wartime 'Make do and Mend' leaflets issued by the UK Board of Trade have been reproduced in this fascinating book, <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1843172658/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=1843172658&linkCode=as2&tag=knitsofacto-21">Make Do and Mend</a>, including three on darning! </br></br><center>♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥</center></br>I've finally found my way onto Instagram and if you'd like to say 'Hello' there I'm <b>knitsofacto</b>! Mind you, I've not got a clue what I'm doing yet! But however much fun it turns out to be it will never be as life enhancing as blogging, that I do know. </br></br><center>♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥</center></br><center>Follow the links below to subscribe to free updates via ...</br><a target="_blank" href="http://www.feedly.com/home#subscription/feed/http://feeds.feedburner.com/knitsofacto"><img src="http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p557/knitsofacto/29x27_zpsdcf5fdaa.png" title="Add to Feedly" /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.feedly.com/home#subscription/feed/http://feeds.feedburner.com/knitsofacto"><span style="font-size:84%;">Feedly</span></a> </a><a target="_blank" href="http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3234656"><img src="http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p557/knitsofacto/bloglovin25x26B_zps0de89725.png" title="Follow with Bloglovin" /></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3234656"><span style="font-size:84%;">Bloglovin</a></span> <a target="_blank" href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=knitsofacto&amp;loc=en_US"><img src="http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p557/knitsofacto/email30x29px_zpsc2dd095d.png" title="New posts via email" /></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=knitsofacto&amp;loc=en_US"><span style="font-size:78%;">Email</span></a></br></br>You can also now join us on <a target = "_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Knitsofacto/179844712081480">Facebook</a> and on <a target = "_blank" href="http://www.ravelry.com/groups/knitsofacto">Ravelry</a>!</center><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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