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#48 πŸ’œ “blog fog” and flight knits for HPP

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Flight Knits Carry-On WIP #2

Flight Knits Carry-On WIP #1:
. . . super-loopy-cool cast on.


heart in progress WIP

Flight Knits Carry-On WIP #2:
. . . my own original heart dishcloth pattern.

Types of HPP

Dr. Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg at the Soft Bones Canada HPP Conference 2016 in WinnipegDr. Jose Luis Milan at the Soft Bones Canada HPP Conference 2016 in Winnipeg

Hello & Welcome to my 48th episode of the
KWH iPad Show! Today’s feature isΒ kniterally flying high for HPP awareness πŸ™‚

Hey everyone… Well, it’s been more than a few weeks since my last reblog/post. I’ve been reading as many posts as possible from the growing blog community that surrounds me. Yet try as I might to write, just couldn’t break through the “blog fog” brain clog that’s been keeping all my blogful dots of inspiration from connecting into posts :-/ ‘Guess lovely outdoor crafting weather can have that effect, sometimes πŸ™‚ Have you experienced “blog fog”? How did you get back into your blogful groove?

Anyhoo… what have we been up to?

This past weekend, we packed our carry-on and flew to Winnipeg. Direct flight departure time was Friday morning at the crack of yawn πŸ˜‰ I’m so glad we could attend the 1st annual Soft Bones Canada HPP Awareness Conference at The ForksΒ in Winnipeg. It was a really well-organized event. Out-of-town attendees stayed at the Inn at the Forks. Friday night wasΒ an informal meet & greet for researchers, patients and organizers at the Museum of Human Rights. Saturday at the St. Boniface Hospital was a full day of HPP education seminars with experts from across Canada and the USA. Then following the seminar, the conference concluded on a full stomach with dinner at the Clay Oven πŸ™‚

We stayed an extra day in The ‘Peg…
riding the prairie summer heatwave
 enjoying BBQΒ time with family ❀

This flight also marked the first time (since our Cancun knitting fiasco in 2012, when airport security nearly confiscated my knitting needles… yikes!!!) that I’ve dared to carry my knitting aboard any aircraft. The needles were a go, ‘though the mere 1.5 hour flight was barely enough time for aerial photos, drafting this post PLUS knitting… LoL … Oh well, it felt good just knowing my knitting was near πŸ˜‰ Knitting in the sky is the only way to fly, after all. And with USB ports at every seat, life above the clouds was pretty good!

Do you tend to over or under pack for travel?
My travel knitting WIPs always outweigh my destination.Β OnlyΒ broughtΒ 2 low-risk carry-on flight knit WIPs this time. But alas,Β it was still too much πŸ™‚

#1 β€” super-loopy-cool cast on…
See pics from my Christmas decorated staircase, including garland lengths of this cast on.

#2 β€”Β original heart dishcloth pattern…
My next original hand-knit heart design,
which is currently under construction.
Details will (eventually!) come… if/when
I ever get out of this app-sized iPad space :-/

Introducing… my Bramble❀tini Heart knitting pattern

–— πŸ’œ Have you thought about buying a copy of my knitting pattern today? πŸ’œ

β™₯ β™₯ β™₯

Thank you for visiting my Knitting With Heart blog today!
I’d love it if you’d also stop by and β€œlike” my Knitting With Heart facebook page.
Feel free to share links to my posts πŸ™‚ I look forward to hearing from you!

Life is short… always carry-on with yourΒ knitting! β™₯ Jackie


27 responses

  1. Good to hear from you, Jackie.
    I think you’d be arrested in Ireland if you tried to bring knitting needles on board but I can understand your need of them.

    Liked by 4 people

    July 30, 2016 at 9:09 am

    • Hey Jean πŸ™‚ Yikes, that’d be some serious knitting charges! ‘Guess I’ll stick with knitting whilst visiting you in Ireland aboard the WP cyber-spacecraft πŸ˜‰ See you soon! πŸ™‚ β™₯ ❀

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      July 30, 2016 at 8:48 pm

  2. You made me so nostalgic, being in Winnipeg, at The Forks AND then St Boniface Hospital where I did my nurse training many moons ago. How excellent that you were able to attend the seminars! ❀

    Liked by 2 people

    July 30, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    • Hey that’s pretty cool, Yvonne πŸ™‚ St. B’s has a strong reputation. And the Forks has grown SO much over the past couple of decades, since I moved away from or even visited Wpg! Everything except for the hospital was within walking distance. The seminars were interesting and it was great to meet fellow-Canadians with HPP πŸ™‚ β™₯ ❀

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      July 30, 2016 at 9:10 pm

  3. Wish I could take knitting needles…with my ptsd it would help…had to go on a flight, they said I could bring the ones I had…when I got to the airport, they took them away…sad. It’s just easier to drive…well someone else drive, while I knit to keep my sanity…You always lift me up with your blogs…Thanks…You have been Heard!

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    July 31, 2016 at 11:16 am

    • Thank you, dear Bea ❀ I'm honoured and humbled to hear that my blogging lifts your spirits! Now for this trip, I only brought older/plastic needles and left my usual KnitPicks interchangeables at homeβ€”just in case πŸ˜‰ So dumb that they don't help preserve our sanity and just let us knit! :-/ And SO much simpler to knit while someone else drives! πŸ™‚ β™₯ ❀

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      July 31, 2016 at 3:14 pm

  4. You’ve been on my mind. Glad it was “blog fog” and nothing more serious keeping you away. Yes, inspiration keeps a schedule of its own. Sometimes life takes precedence over our “art”. Blessings always. ❀

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    July 31, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    • Blessing to you, dear Anna ❀ Yup, blaming all my blog fog on summertime inspiration and didn't want to clog the place up with too much real life :-/ … but, LoL well … Calling my troubles "blog fog" and getting away for last weekend's change of scenery did seem to lift the fog, somewhat πŸ™‚ β™₯ ❀

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      August 1, 2016 at 7:03 pm

  5. Hey – I have had blog fog – but only after too many months away – so now I keep breaks to a shorter duration! And getting out of a blog funk is different each time – but usually posting some simple photos has helped me get a groove and flow!

    Also – laughing at how there’s knitting needles might be viewed – ha! Glad u were able to get them on board – and oh yeah – I under pack when I travel and sometimes it has been inconvenient – but I need the freedom and flexibility of “less” – and it is worth any rough patches – once I packed so light I had to shop for an outfit – but my bag was a soft suitcase that was squish-able and easily fit overhead – and something amazing about getting a bag stowed in “any” available bin! It having it easy to manage and carry it roll – so I always under pack – but if I knitted i would bring projects and needles – like u did!

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    August 3, 2016 at 11:15 am

    • Thanks for weighing-in, Yvette ❀ Yup, gotta keep our blog posts short and blog breaks shorter! Life can be such a downer, sometimes 😦 But it was good to jet away for a change of scenery! Now just gotta sit down to connect with all my blogful dots of inspiration before they scatter 'n hide… again :-/ Oh, and aren't yOu the underpacking (new outfit) genius! πŸ˜‰ Chance of unexpected weather always sends me over-packing :-/ But this time, we fit all our stuff into a wheeled carry-on suitcase + knapsackβ€”stashing hubby's crutches in the overhead bin πŸ™‚ So yeah, less was more! Plus, not having to retrieve baggage upon arrival was quite freeing πŸ™‚ β™₯ ❀

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      August 4, 2016 at 3:00 pm

      • Oh glad the crutches fit too!
        My FIL has had his luggage lost numerous times – and so we started carrying on more and more for the “more secure” stuff factor too!
        Hope u have a great day

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        August 4, 2016 at 3:18 pm

        • uh ohhh! Yep, carry-on is way less hassle! Sunny and warm day here, and hope there for you too πŸ™‚ β™₯ ❀

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          August 4, 2016 at 3:49 pm

          • Wonderful – manageable heat after a week of heat advisories – whew β€οΈβ˜€οΈ

            And some virtual watermleon for you – xxoo


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            August 4, 2016 at 3:52 pm

            • Good to hear you’re enjoying your day! And thanks so munch for the watermelon πŸ™‚ It goes great with my virtual roll kuchenβ€”KWH show #16β€”post from last summer! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜πŸ™‹ β™₯ ❀

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              August 4, 2016 at 4:09 pm

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  9. I love your knitting, beautiful

    Liked by 1 person

    August 7, 2016 at 2:31 am

    • Thanks Bob πŸ™‚ I do love that eyelash yarn! πŸ™‚ β™₯ ❀


      August 7, 2016 at 1:52 pm

  10. That packing tip is fantastic, I shall try it , need to pack, I ‘ll leave tomorrow…. πŸ™‚ Just in time!

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    August 8, 2016 at 1:20 am

  11. I can certainly related to ‘blog fog’…. this past year (or more) has me wondering about what I might still have in me to write about. Another blogger who started Thankfulness Mondays has kept me at least once a week doing a post. Sometimes I do another one but it is definitely a ‘fog’…
    I can picture the ‘security’ at the airport confiscating your ‘knitting’ needles. I have no talent whatsoever with knitting… I knit something for my first baby… lots of mistakes but it was done by Mommy.. However, I didn’t know anything about wool and the first time I washed it, it shrunk to doll size… That was my first and last attempt .. ha! Diane

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    November 27, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    • Ohhh no… such a shame your first baby’s hand-knit project shrunk by mistake :-/ Perhaps you’d like to try felting? Felting is the process of shrinking wool items on purpose! It works great to “erase” all sorts of stitching imperfections. The original fabric must be large enough to accommodate the shrinkage, though πŸ˜‰

      Blog fog can be a tough hurdle, too. But your posts are well-written, uplifting… and I’m sure there are plenty more where those came from! Great to partake in the thankful Monday post incentive, too πŸ™‚ πŸ’œ Jackie@KWH

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      November 28, 2016 at 6:57 pm

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