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I’m in your tree, covering it in yarn

Me in the cherry tree, yarnbombing at Historic Joy Kogawa House

Literally. Today was the day — the official yarnbombing of Joy Kogawa’s cherry tree. I contributed about 100 blossoms and arrived this afternoon to help install the yarn blossoms (and bark!) on the tree. The executive director of the Historic Joy Kogawa House Society managed to get a fire engine with ladder to help install the blossoms in the higher branches. My dad also dropped off a ladder and I made my way up into the tree (I probably should have signed some sort of liability waver first, eh?). It was a gorgeous sunny day; the first day of Spring Continue Reading »

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Promote Literacy: Donate your unwanted books

The BIG Book Drive

Did you know1 that: Among working age Canadians, 3 million (14.6%) struggle with very serious literacy challenges. They have difficulty with even the most basic written materials. Another 5.8 million (27%) can work with print information but not well. More than half of Canadians (55%) do not have the minimum numeracy skills necessary to meet the information demands of today’s world.

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Cherry Blossom Yarn Bombing Prep

Crochet cherry blossoms

A couple months ago I saw a tweet from Leanne Prain, one of the authors of the book Yarn Bombing: The Art of Knit and Crochet Graffiti. The tweet linked to the yarn bombing website and said they were organizing a yarn bombing of the Historic Joy Kogawa House’s cherry tree. This immediately sparked my interest as it merged two of my passions—yarn and books! And I immediately knew the perfect yarn to use (from my stash too) and started crocheting blossoms. I also had a thought— at my new internship I’ve got the chance to contribute to various magazine Continue Reading »

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PURPLE Caps for Newborn Babies

The Period of PURPLE Crying and the BC Children’s Hospital are raising awareness about Shaken Baby Syndrome by making hats for newborns. We invite you to join our mission: make a PURPLE newborn baby cap so we can give select babies born in British Columbia the week of November 15th a gift to coincide with Canada’s National Child Day. Please share your knitting or crocheting skills to help Prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome BC. By making and sending PURPLE newborn baby caps to be given to babies across the province, you will make a difference by: Raising awareness for this life-saving Continue Reading »

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