Sunday, January 29, 2017

Winter on the East Coast

We - an entire big bunch of "we" - went from upstate New York to the Women's March in D.C. last weekend and had an amazing time! Now I am not a big fan of the color pink, but in this case, it really was quite wonderful.

Other activities to do when the weather is lousy (I saw the sun for a total of two hours over the entire week-long visit, and that was while driving back through central Pennsylvania)?

Brain Coral
Benjamin Bradford Hawkes

First up, you can squeeze or cuddle with the new baby in the family. Yup, Baby Ben is a keeper.  And already has a nationwide fan base, many of whom are his grand-aunts. He has lots of those, by the way.

Or you could while away the hours avoiding the cold and crocheting "brain corals" for Professor Kathleen Hawkes (hehehe, now Hawkes-Boulay), who, along with her students is constructing an installation of a coral reef from yarn (I hope I have this right). It's all about higher math, nimble female fingers and honoring our disappearing landscapes. 

Or you could just zone out and watch the winter weather do its magic.

Photo of Baby Benjamin courtesy of Janet Hawkes

Friday, January 13, 2017

Busy Fingers

I missed the Christmas deadline but since Baby Benjamin doesn't yet know how to tell time, I think I can slip it past him. What probably won't slip past though, is that the Bunny is still bigger than the baby!

One Skein Bunny 
designed by Deb Richey