Drink beer, wear drink, have a shamrock, and good luck!
- Pattern: Knitted & Bejewelled Shamrocks by Vickie Howell
- Yarn: Opal something or other in greens, leftovers from a pair of socks.
- Needles: 2.5mm DPN’s
- Gauge: Didn’t bother counting.
- Size: 5.5cm across for the clover, and 8cm including the stem.
Made in a whopping hour! And with four leaves. Because one makes one’s luck!
It’s not quite like MaryPoppins’ Carpet-bag, not because I don’t like hers, but because I’m looking for instructions to make one ;) It also doesn’t fit a lamp, or a night stand or an umbrella, but it does fit all the stuff I carry on Mondays to school.
It’s a simple zippered flat bottom trapezoid bag. Bottom is wider than top and the sides are straight. It has two long wide sturdy straps so you can hung it over your shoulder to carry all the stuff. It’s fully lined, and there is a (giant) hole on the lining to insert a cardboard base to make it stiffer. It also has two small pockets inside, for tissues and other small things that I don’t want to have floating around.
International Woman’s Day (IWD) is marked on March 8 every year. It is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women.
In some countries it’s just a celebration of women as mothers & wifes. Another mothers’ day if you wish. In other countries it still claims back women’s political and human rights.
I don’t think one day is enough to celebrate what women do, to honour them. Equality is not something to be thought about once a year, but to be fought for every single day.
- Of 1.2 billion people living in poverty worldwide, 70% are women
- 80% of the world’s 27 million refugees are women
- Women own around only 1% of the world’s land
- Women do two-thirds of the world’s work but receive only 10% of the world’s income
- One year out of college women earn 20% less than men and 10 years later 31% less
And finally, a quote I like:
We will achieve gender equality when useless women reach high powerful positions.