What next, I wondered in 1995 retiring from a house in Baltimore to New York City apartment. How to shape that unknown, life-after-paidwork? Began with indoor Kitchen Composting on the 21st floor. Promoted it by knitting 150 interpretations of red wiggler worms, finding people all over the world to Knit One Red Worm [see www.Cityworm.com] Moved on to Knit A Condom Amulet Project, my second blog.
By the time Vogue Knitting wrote about my enviro efforts in “Knitting Activists,” NO WAR patches were on the needles. Next, Condom Amulets, practical little pouches to carry/wear as a way to ward off HIV/AIDS. I continue to be concerned about women over 50, growing at-risk population. Someone you care about, someone you hope becomes more informed about safe sex could enjoy reading it with a knitting focus.
In 2009, moved to socially conscious retirement community Portland, Oregon where 3 young grandchildren live. Yarnlife continues with a periodic efforts to knit chickens or other stuffed animal likenesses. Proud to have influenced spouse to dive into fiber. He's become a spinner/knitter/weaver since retiring. Elderblogging has been my path to conversations with other active women about our lives at 60-plus. Are there old men out there with congruent interests?
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