There’s nothing more reassuring than a comforting cuddle; Hugging Day encourages you to embrace (see what we did there?) hugging, and to give those you care about a comforting squeeze. Lovely!
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft.|
|Synonyms:||artisan, artificer, craftsman|
|Usage:||He was a good ten years younger than I was; and, being only a journeyman, his worldly station was below mine.|
Idiom of the Day
— Honestly; truly; genuinely. An expression used to emphasize the veracity of one's statement, "Pete" here is a substitution of the word "God," so as to avoid potential blasphemy.
Feast of Our Lady of Altagracia (Dominican Republic)
A cloth painting of the Virgin Mary is the focus of a yearly celebration in the Dominican Republic. It was painted by a Spanish artist and brought to the island nation in the early 1500s. The portrait, crowned by a gold and silver tiara by Pope John Paul II in 1978, is located in a basilica in the city of Higuey, in the Altagracia province. Every year on January 21, thousands of pilgrims visit the Higuey cathedral to worship. The feast day is a national holiday; it is marked by all-night church services, singing, dancing, and festivals in many Dominican towns.
Fishing for Clues to Solve Namibia's Fairy Circle MysteryWith its bone-dry grasslands and oppressive heat, the middle of the Namib Desert may seem like a strange place to go fishing.
Fishing for Clues to Solve Namibia’s Fairy Circle Mystery - NYTimes.com
1789 - W.H. Brown's "Power of Sympathy" was published. It was the first American novel to be published. The novel is also known as the "Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth".
1846 - The first issue of the "Daily News," edited by Charles Dickens, was published.
1853 - Dr. Russell L. Hawes patented the envelope folding machine.
1911 - The first Monte Carlo car rally was held. Seven days later it was won by Henri Rougier.
1927 - The first opera broadcast over a national radio network was presented in Chicago, IL. The opera was "Faust".
1954 - The Nautilus was launched in Groton, CT. It was the first atomic-powered submarine. U.S. First Lady Mamie Eisenhower broke the traditional bottle of champagne across the bow.
1957 - Singer Patsy Cline appeared on Arthur Godfrey's nighttime TV show. She performed "Walking After Midnight."
1982 - B.B. King donated his entire record collection to the University of Mississippi's Center for the Study of Southern Culture. The collection included about 20,000 rare blues records.
1987 - Aretha Franklin was inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame. She was the first woman to be inducted.
2002 - In London, a 17th century book by Capt. John Smith, founder of the English settlement at Jamestown, was sold at auction for $48,800. "The General History of Virginia, New England and the Summer Isles" was published in 1632.
Meg Swansen's Knitting Camp Retreats 2017
The online application for Camp 2017 will be placed (thru link) on February 1 through February 8, 2017.
2017 will mark 44 years of Knitting Camp
Knitting Camp came into being when Elizabeth Zimmermann began teaching a weekend knitting course at an extension of the University of Wisconsin. Elizabeth passed the torch to her daughter, designer and internationally renowned knitting teacher Meg Swansen.
Week 1/Camp Retreat 1 ... July 6-July 10
Week 2/Camp Retreat 2.75 ... July 13th-17th
Week 3/Camp Retreat 2 ... July 20th-24th
Week 4/Camp Retreat 3 ... July 27th-31st
2016 Camp Fee as an estimate--includes tuition, lodging, and some mealsSchoolhouse Press - 2017 Camps/Retreats
Weekend Getaway 2017
We've Rented a Mansion and We're Inviting You to Join Us.
Experience your perfect knitting weekend getaway at the Historic Kent Manor Inn, minutes from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The Knitting Boutique Retreat will offer a trunk show as well as classes held in space with natural light and beautiful views. Great food, rooms with fireplaces, waterviews, and knitting - spend your weekend with us!
Quiet elegance on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the Historic Kent Manor Inn sits in a pristine, waterfront location and is perfect for a knitting retreat. The 1820 Historic Kent Manor Inn and Hotel, restored to its original beauty, combines history with contemporary comforts. We'll have a Double Knitting weekend with Bonita.
Fri - Sun, February 3-5, 2017
Fri - Sun, February 3-5, 2017
Bassac Abbey is an 11th-century Catholic abbey in Bassac, Charente, in the Ancient Diocese of Saintes style. It was largely reconstructed under Guillaume de Vibrac, Abbot from 1247 to 1286.
Drop Stitch Cowl pattern by Abi Gregorio
Dotty Tweed Scarf pattern by Frankie Brown
crochet - VALENTINE'S DAY
SWEETS - gluten free
Peanut Butter Crispy Treats
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... color the shape
Plant with Snail Jigsaw Puzzle