Knitting and Crochet Blog Week 2012: Something A Bit Different

Day Five of the Knitting and Crochet Blog Week! Today’s code, if you wish to follow along the other blogs also participating, is 3KCBWDAY5. You’ll need to enter that into the search engine of your choice and if everyone tagged their posts correctly, you’ll find other bloggers talking about the same subject! Fun, right?


Today’s post is Something A Bit Different


Eskimimi says:

It’s back, and this time it has the most amazing of prizes (look for the prize for ‘most creative post’). This was a massive success last year, and for many it was the highlight of the Blog Week, so this year you are challenged, again, to find a new way of blogging.
This is an experimental blogging day to try and push your creativity in blogging to the same level that you perhaps push your creativity in the items you create.There are no rules of a topic to blog about but this post should look at a different way to present content on your blog. This can take one of many forms, but here a few suggestions:

  • Wordless, photographic post
  • Video blog post
  • Podcast
  • Cartoon/sketch of an idea
  • Write about a subject from a different perspective (for example, you could write about a day in the life of a knitted sock from the point of view of the sock).
  • Interpretive modern dance (why does someone always suggest this?)
  • A poem or piece of rhyming verse
  • Stop motion animation


I am actually going to share both some photos, a video, and a poem I wrote at a poetry workshop a few months ago. They all relate to that wonderful time I experienced at Cama Beach last year at the Crochet Liberation Front Retreat.



The view from the airplane


The view from our cabin


The view from our hike


Words to live by found on the sundial


Recovery found in lace and water


My souvenir


The video, taken the first day we were there. I wanted to capture that sound because it spoke to me so much:


And finally, my poem:

Standing on the shore
I struggle to find my balance
Smooth stones below my feet
Majestic mountains in the distance
The two joined together by the sea.
Icy cold wind carries its own perfume
Mixing with the salty, woody minerality of the air
Pervading silence punctuated by the rhythmic rushing
Of water crashing against the shore
Before dancing back to the sea.
The smooth stones were once
The majestic mountains in the distance
Now worn down to their essence by the waves.
My tears come unbidden
Mixing their own salt with the sea.
Like the stones, I feel the cleansing power of the waves
Crashing into my soul
Pulling out the pain
Returning it to the sea
Leaving me at peace.
~ Tracie Barrett, March 2012


Please join me tomorrow for the next post in the Knitting and Crochet Blog week. You can find other posts on this topic by using the code 3KCBWDAY5 in your search engine. See you tomorrow!