KAS Sisters, here we are, living a global nightmare, with almost every country in the world affected. We are all worried, many of us fall into the vulnerable senior group, and it seems the ‘new normal’ is to stay away from people, go out as little as possible, just hunker down and hope we and our loved ones don’t succumb to the virus.
Fortunately, our Forum is one of the safest places we can be. We can reach out to our friends, chat, share our feelings about this pandemic and how it is temporarily changing our lives. We can share ideas on how we are protecting ourselves as much as possible, how we are managing to keep from going nuts if quarantined, and maybe, just maybe, we can even find something to giggle about in the midst of this tragic event. In other words, anything goes.
I hope we can fight this pandemic, armed only with knitting needles, crochet hooks, balls of yarn, our sense of compassion, and even our sense of humour. I hope we can share our feelings in this safe place where no viruses can go (unless your computer has one). It’s OK to express frustration or fears, and it’s OK to rejoice if you feel like it. None of us have ever faced anything like this before – let’s get through it together, ’cause that’s what Kas Sisters do.
Oh,how frustrating, Gloria! The answer to your final question, in my case, is that I've had much more practice at ordering yarn - and also that it's a pleasure rather than a necessity :)) Stay well, and I hope you have more success with your shopping, xx
Here's something I recently discovered and I want to share it with you. I am using the free version, but if you want more features you can get the purchased version. I'm considering ... maybe ... but we'll see. Anyway, it's an app called Knit Companion. It's great if your pattern has a lot of repeat rows or you're following a chart. I use it when I am working on my illusion knitting patterns because there are so many rows to keep track of. This program makes it super easy to follow the pattern and not lose your place!
Here's a link to a tutorial by Staci Perry at VeryPinkKnits. She has done two tutorials, and this is the first one, an introduction::
Sounds like a great idea, Glo.
OK,OK, I admit it... I am a Neil Diamond FREAK. Can you blame me?
I have every record he ever made, attended every concert he performed in Toronto... and he still give me the shivers.
Neil has retired now - he is suffering from Parkinson's Disease - but he is still amazing.
He wrote new words to one of my favourites - Sweet Caroline.
You can swoon, listen and dance to the original here
And you can hear the new caronavirus words here
THANK YOU NEIL DIAMOND!!!
I LOVE it Anne!!! Sorry, but I had to chuckle - a lot!! Thank you for sharing ... xo
Anne, have you watched Big Bang Theory? There's a great episode where two of the characters discover a shared love of Neil Diamond:
Thank you Patricia! I LOVE the Big Bang Theory - thought I had seen every episode, but I hadn't seen that one! I highly recommend that clip to anyone reading this... wonder if I'm more like Amy or Howard??? What a hoot!
No internet - again! - for the past week, just when we need it most, adding to the stress and anxiety. Problem now partially resolved, so my first treat was to catch up with KAS. All the positivity and humour here was just the tonic I needed - KAS sisters are AWESOME!
Glad you got to pop in for a peek, Lesley. How frustrating it is to be so cut off from your KAS sisters! I've been in that situation so I can empathize with you. Hopefully you are able to stay connected now. I totally agree with you that our KAS sisters are AWESOME!
THERE MUST BE OTHER SONGS ABOUT SELF-DISTANCING ON YOUTUBE BESIDES NEIL DIAMOND'S.
GOT ANY 'LONELY' FAVES? LET'S JAZZ THIS DISCUSSION UP!
How about Stings Don't Stand So Close to Me.
Dionne Warwick's Walk on By.