Posted by on Thursday, September 8th, 2005

Knitters floor me.  I found Give a Little this morning and was so glad to see that so many people had donated so much to help the victims of Katrina.  Thank you.  All y’all rock. 

Our Wednesday knitting group met last night, and it seems like everyone was still pretty shaken up by what’s been happening along the Gulf Coast.  I got a little further along on the Kimono shawl–and I do mean little.  I’m about 22 rows in, and the double-stranding is slowing me down.  I’m working on new rosewood circular needles, and they’re not slick.  I may switch needles again if some wonder-needle steps into my path, but it’s tough to find natural needles that are slick enough and pointy enough.  I’ve also decided to knit the wrong-side rows, in deference to those fine Shetland knitters.  I figure they know best.  And there’s also the whole can’t-leave-well-enough-alone reason too.

I’m nearly done with the first sock in another pair of nice plain bearfoot socks.  I think the colorway is Evergreen, but mine seems more blue than their standard version.  I have left the sock-hugging stage of the knitting and crossed over to the sock-trying-on stage of the knitting.  Which includes complaining about how boring it is to knit the plain unshaped bit of sock between the post-heel decreases and the toe.  But I should be careful not to offend the sock, because I love her and want to spend my life with her.  She is a fine, upstanding sock, who also manages to be soft and seemingly quite strong.

We’re a little over a week away from our next camping trip, and I don’t think I know where all of our gear is.  I’m really looking forward to this one: I have no idea how many of our pals are going to join us, but it looks like big fun from here. 

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  1. lellaon 09 Sep 2005 at 2:40 pm 1

    Thanks for that site and I’ll go look at it. I’m feeling very useless to the race at the moment. I’m one of those of us who can’t pitch in and help clean up, can’t be there to cook and feed people but I can hear all the bad news about what happens to people AFTER they get in the grip of FEMA. I’m going to go knit a lot. The therapy of soft work, work. work. Take care Lanea. Keep pecking at the shiney bits.

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