Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Tolerance Day - are you feeling warm and fuzzy yet?

I spent today out at Westbury where they were celebrating Tolerance Day. They had decorated the railings outside with lots of bright scarves! They were mostly just garter or stocking stitch but in cheery colours and they looked very effective. I'm sorry I didn't have a camera with me to get some photos. It's always good to see knitting out there!

We were promoting our little anonymous community group and I went around with a couple of the guys who need some extra help. A nice lady from the Corner showed us how to make stress balls with balloons and rice, and then gave everyone a free condom. Another lady told us all about the health benefits of herbs and how she uses a coffee plunger to make her herbal teas. One recipe had me really intrigued: A raspberry tea you can make in winter - dried raspberry leaves and about half a dozen frozen berries. I didn't get anymore specifics so I don't know if you'd need to sweeten it or not.

In the afternoon a group of African ladies came outside to dance and drew quite a crowd. One had her baby strapped to her back with colourful fabric who seemed content to sleep through the whole thing. After a while some other people joined in including this old dude who started tentatively bopping along to the side and was promptly pulled into a conga line by one of the ladies! It was just one of those genuinely lovely moments.

Then I got home to some GREAT news!! Congrats Suzi!!


Blogger Katt said...

oooooooh!! you have me wondering why you are congratulating Suzi!! She hasnt posted anything!!!!

Sounds like you had a great time today too!


10:31 pm  
Anonymous 2paw said...

Oh, what a nice day, kind of Harmony day ut every one is tolerant!! The scarves sound lovely. There is never a camera when you need one. I saw 4 goats on top of the dam yesterday and didn't have my camera!!!

11:50 pm  
Blogger 2paw said...

Black Spot of Doom Light: I bought the camo there. It is the Basics Acrylic and it is on special for $1 a ball! Sorry i took so long, I haven't been blogging so hadn't checked my comments!!!

12:04 pm  
Blogger Sharon said...

Ahhh she lives! Yes we have all been a bit quiet of late ;)

Sounds like a fun day out, I love raspberries but I don't know about raspberry tea.

11:12 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My mom made her own raspberry tea - after someone told her that boughten r. tea was only dried leaves.
She didn't even put any berries in it that I recall. (I was the person who was nominated to go to the r. patch and get the leaves.)

She was the sort who didn't use sugar except in the most extreme circumstances (i.e. when something was very, very sour) so all I can tell you is that she didn't use any.

Happy knitting,

2:21 pm  

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