Okay, I’ve used my car today, so clearly I’ve got a carbon footprint. At the same time, I’m feeling uplifted by one or two events which have taken place.
First off, I took my latest finished book along to the café where I do my Knitting and Nattering (albeit crocheting). The idea is you can simply leave your book(s) or take, as you wish. And on this occasion I took as well as gave.
Now, I could of course have donated the book to charity. But what happens if no one wants it?
It may get driven to another shop in the group and then another and my guess is it might never be sold, considering how many books are donated. On the other hand, there is a fair chance the book will be read time and again if it is free, thus prolonging its life. And I didn’t have to drive to the next town to hand it to a charity shop.
The second event took me quite by surprise. Last week, I had been doing some Tunisian crochet, which I am teaching myself badly. A couple of women behind me, who were not part of the group, offered to give me their hooks if I would be there next week.
In the interim, I’d completely forgotten the offer, so at first I was puzzled this morning when some one approached and asked if I was the lady with the long hook. Once we’d established that I was, though I’d reverted to normal crochet on this occasion, I was handed a bag of these:
Now, they are hardly suitable for gardening – and I’m not sure when I’m going to get back to the project that might require them – but one way or another there is no call for me to be idle when I’m not busy outside!
Today’s efforts on that front have amounted to me taking one of my cowslips for one if the other members of the knitting group. Yes, the plant was what she had been looking for, so I’ll give her some more.
And lest I forget, I’ve crushed up some eggshells, which have been sprinkled round the now-shooting hosta. Keep off you slugs.