I love having Followers, Thank You

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Knitting, and Walking Help Keep one Sane

 

Making headway with the corner to corner blanket/afghan.  In fact made more headway after taking the photo.  Did a section of the blue you see and now have moved onto an orangey color.  When I measured it as you see it, the sides were about 32 inches.  May do about 45 inches per side and then begin the decrease.


Have made more headway also with the scarf, but didn't take another picture, it doesn't look that different.


Crossing The Borders of Time by Leslie Maitland.  The author, an investigative journalist was interested in his mothers stories of escaping Nazi Germany.  This  book,  like many about WWII, tells of hardship, love and lost...as you would expect.  Interesting to me though was learning about camps set up in Cuba for escaping Jews.  Put this book on your list folks and see first hand how one overcomes betrayal, even within the family.


Back out of town where the weather is nicer, and so have been able to get some walking on the beach; though not the distances I really need to get rollin again with steps and miles.  Planks have sadly taken a back seat for the time being.  There's always next week.


I've uploaded this photo as my banner on Facebook, and this picture as my profile picture.

I don't want WWIII, but feel like Ukraine needs a helping hand in it's fight to save it's own country from the monster Putin.  Such troubling times.

***Knitted on the plane, knitting here, knitting helps keep me sane, especially after reading the news.

 

38 comments:

  1. I know what you mean about walking. It helps in so many ways. I imagine knitting does that too but I never learned how.
    I will definitely look for that book. I appreciate it when books are recommended and often I can get them from our local library.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I get all my books from the local library as well. Cheaper and better than piles of books at home. Hope you enjoy the book. Thanks for the visit.

      Delete
  2. I can't think of a more relaxing escape during such troubling times, than being able to walk along the beach.
    Take good care, Sandy.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Right you are Robin. It's good for the soul. We all needs means of escape and relaxation now. It's been a hard 2 years and now this.

      Delete
  3. Your knitting plan sounds like a good one, Sandy. The news is pretty awful these days. I am hoping the Russians realize Putin is indeed the monster and get rid of him. Take care.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am totally in your camp about being hopeful the Russian People do something to get rid of him.

      Delete
  4. Walking keeps me happy and sane. :)
    Pretty colors in your blanket!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, walking is especially good for us right now.

      Delete
  5. We all have to keep doing those things that bring us joy - it is more important than ever in such a troubled world.
    The blanket is coming along nicely.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So agree Ellie, and thanks for the visit and kind words.

      Delete
  6. Crossing boarders sound like an interesting book. I hope we're not heading toward World War III. So Thankful Trump didn't get elected in 2020, I'm guessing he would join with Putin.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I completely agree with you about trump. He fonds over the monsters in the world. I too fear WWIII could take place.

      Delete
  7. that is one beautiful crocheted Peak...they are hard and require lots of attention and concentration. I love the colors.
    Hugs Cecilia

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's knitted rather than crocheted. I love playing with color and am really enjoying making this blanket.

      Delete
  8. I have not knitted in years and then only the simple things. It may be a peaceful kind of therapy,sometimes I can't sit without doing anything too long, I like to take walks and pictures but the weather isn't always too friendly. The book looks interesting , I enjoy non fiction and learning about people and the things they lived through. There's a lot of wisdom to gain in history. So sad about all that is going on in Ukraine, my dad was in service during war time, the Korean war. So glad his life was protected, so many lost lives, God bless and protect those innocents in the wars and give us all wisdom

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My Dad was in WWII/Korean War as well. What is happening now is truly sad. Sad, it seems we often don't learn from history, as we should...or at least some don't.

      Delete
  9. Thank you for another book review, I love that you share a new read with us, I am adding it to my list.
    I also love to walk and try to get a walk in daily, it keeps me sane.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for the visit, yes walking truly helps keep us sane. I'm currently luck enough to be walking on the beach; but only for a few more days.

      Delete
  10. Your blanket is coming along well. It's good to have hobbies to take our minds off all the troubles in the world just now, it solves nothing but I'm sure it helps with anxiety.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Right you are Jo, it solves nothing, but keeps one from being down or depressed 24 x 7 with the sad state of affairs.

      Delete
  11. Here in Australia we are not able to knit on planes. Our knitting needles are confiscated when we go through security. Wonderful you are able to pass the time away knitting while in transit. The book looks like a fabulous read. I wasn't aware of camps in Cuba for escaping Jews. I will have to add this to my library. Your afghan is coming along nicely. As for Ukraine and its resilient and courageous people....it is all just devastating.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Kim, thanks for the visit. I didn't know you couldn't knit on a plane in Australia. Will need to make note of that and check other locations, as we hopefully begin to be able to travel abroad again with Covid more in control. I had never known about camps in Cuba either and it came as quite a surprise how large, how well hidden the information regarding them were. Yes everything about Ukraine is devasting.

      Delete
  12. I have donated some items to the Ukraine through a store here in my city and will add more donations the next time I go shopping.

    Your blanket is lovely.

    God bless.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So glad you've been able to do that Jackie. I've not seen anything about that at home, but will have to do some looking to see if there is anything organized. Keep up the good work.

      Delete
  13. Hi Sandy, nice to meet you! I have never been able to knit. My mother tried several times to teach me, but I knit so tightly that we always had to cut the needles out a few rows in. I really admire those you can! I did teach myself to crochet. People would watch me and laugh. I learned from pictures in a book, so I crochet left handed (mirror image) and move the yarn and hold the hook still (like the pictures LOL).
    I pray that peace will come to those brave souls in Ukraine and that the Russia people will rise up and put an end to this horror.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Will add you to my blog list to make visiting easier. I learned to crochet before I learned to knit and for years only crocheted, then got into knitting. It seems to bother the arthritis a bit less. I'm so with you on Ukraine, thanks for the visit.

      Delete
  14. Hi Sandy, thanks for visiting my blog! Fun project! I enjoy knitting, too. Just finished a little knit hat for my 7 week old grandson. It'll fit him well later this year!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Nice to meet a fellow knitter. Will add you to my blog list, thanks for the visit.

      Delete
  15. Your knitting looks wonderful. Love the diagonal lines and strips to it. I, too, have been slow to walk and do other exercises needed to keep me in shape. The book looks interesting: will have to put it on my list.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. With Spring here maybe we'll both have better weather and can get out and get walking and more active. Thanks for the visit.

      Delete
  16. Thanks for your comment on Miss Merry's blog. I hike miles a day and don't count it but I love being in the woods.
    I have severe osteoporosis at a young age, and Fosomax made me quite ill. Now we are looking into alternatives.

    Walking and hiking keep me going and keep my mental health in a sane place.
    I would love a walk on the beach!
    Mulewings :https://mulewings.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hope you're able to find a good alternative and keep hiking. It's good for us mentally and physically. The Fosomax really helped my husband, sorry it didn't you. Thanks for the visit. Got you added to my blog list.

      Delete
    2. I meet with an Endocrinologist in a few weeks and we are going to explore some meds that might be alternatives. I've got my fingers crossed!

      Delete
    3. Good luck to you. I'll check back and see how it goes.

      Delete
  17. Following your handwork is amazing!! I hope this invasion in Ukraine ends soon. Too many losses already.

    I try to walk too

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Totally agree with you about too many losses already. Everyday I hope for better news for Ukraine.

      Delete
  18. Catching up. I'm not usually one for historical books but this one looks interesting. I might have to see if I can find it in the library ebooks. Love the sunflower. Agree about Ukraine. As a side note, the comment box popped up as a separate thing. I also didn't see the box so I would get notice of a reply. I got your comment re Gravatar but couldn't find gravatar in my wordpress.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think I've finally gotten rid of gravatar, which I didn't even know I had. That's apparently why I couldn't use my real email when visiting wordpress blogs. Though I do have to click change now on all wordpress blogs before I can leave my name and url. If you read the book, let me know what you think.

      Delete

PLEASE leave your name and url, NOT a profile link, not a google or google plus. Only name and url will take me directly to your blog to return the favor of a comment.