The New Man In My Life

James Harris, it was love from the first moment you appeared in my thoughts to finally tying the knot!

Okay. Enough silliness :p The inspiration for this first in the series is my Great Grandpa Thorpe. He was a well-known ship builder and craftsman but to me, he was hugs, yarns – of the story variety, salt, ocean, family love and pride. It seemed fitting to work this as a traditional seaman’s scarf, a shape that is really wearable and unisex.

JH – the test knit is done and I think he’s a keeper. I’ll be over here in my corner trying to decipher notes and getting this one ready for editing.

JH’s portfolio 🙂 :

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Kwe Wikewiku ~ Hello October

It’s Treaty Day in Nova Scotia! Many, many celebrations going on in Halifax and I would love to be there.

Here is a link to the website that has a wealth of information about all the events taking place throughout the month of October: Mik’maq History Month, lead by the Mi’kmaq Association of Cultural Studies.

Treaty Day is the anniversary of the day in 1752 when the English arrived in Mi’kma’ki (the Mi’kmaq homeland that includes present-day Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, central and eastern New Brunswick, the Gaspe Peninsula and Newfoundland) the Mi’kmaq and the Crown signed treaties of peace and friendship so they could live in harmony and peace.

One of the other crafts that I enjoy very much is making jewellery that reflects this heritage. I don’t do nearly as much as when my kidlets were younger but here are a couple examples of pieces I’ve created in the past.

Enjoy this beautiful day and… three more sleeps until Clue Four in Westknits colour Craving Mystery Shawl MKAL!