Craftvent Day 10

The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller

I didn’t expect it to take me another week to write the next Craftvent post. After all, Day 10 is a surprise day with no knitting involved. Life is unpredictable. I never expected to live through a global pandemic much less have loved ones counted in the death toll. (And if I’m really honest, I never actually believed I would get married, but that’s a topic for an entirely different post.)

Day 10 unveiled fantastic surprises. Two Churchmouse patterns, an Apple Yarn store gift card and swan snips. All items I need and use. I really shouldn’t be looking at more projects to cast on, but you know what it’s like when you get a new toy or gadget. You want to try it out.

  • Days 1 – 8: I decided to chunk this section into three groups of eight so it doesn’t get too long. Click the link to check out tea or knitting paraphernalia from previous days.
  • Day 9:Contrasting yarn for the next transitional lines and fisherman’s rib sections. The crafters self-care calendar included mints in a fun tin, a leather handmade tag and crochet tool for fixing mistakes. I had two more amazing teas. The first was Almond Oolong from Adagio. The second was Vanilla Bean from Lizzy Kate.
  • Day 10: Two Churchmouse patterns, two swan snips and one gift card to Apple Yarns. Today I had two luscious teas from Plum Deluxe. Plum Pudding Dessert Tea and Coconut a la Creme Black Tea. Yumm.

SkeinHerder’s Songs: Today I’ve been mostly listening and watching Inauguration Day 2021. This is a historic day regardless of how you voted in November. The first female, the first African American, and the first Asian American sworn into the White House is a monumental day. After all, only Native Americans can claim this land as theirs. All the rest of us are immigrants. 100 years ago women didn’t have the right to vote, and this week we celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.’s work in the civil rights movement. It made my soul sing to see such an inclusive ceremony and celebration. An America that belongs to all.

I made a deal with the kitties that if they posed with my Craftvent projects, I wouldn’t insist they wear a holiday fancy costume. Burt was the first to volunteer.

Today I wish you acceptance and tolerance and love.

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