I have never done a Knitalong before. Shocking, but true. I guess I just never wanted to be making the same thing everyone else is. I am a little apprehensive. But, when I read about the Campanula for the Cure one, I decided to join. There are a number of reasons:
- I was looking for a nice sock pattern to be the next in line.
- I had just bought this pink yarn, Pale Fire, in Smooshy by Dream in Color (I bought it BEFORE I saw the nice photo of a cake of the yarn in here, honest).
- It's raising money for a nice charity in Canada.
- My mentor, Roberta Bishop Johnson, died of breast cancer, and I still miss her. (The link is to a tribute to her that I wrote back when I worked for a nonprofit organization she helped shape.)
- I have one friend undergoing chemo right now, and at least two other friends who are doing well after dealing with breast cancer.
- My own mother died of cancer (lung, a lifelong smoker) in 1984, and never got to see my children or see me happy with my wonderful man Lee.
- Ramona, who started the KAL seems like a really sweet and caring woman.
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I am currently working on socks that I find really attractive, so I want to finish the leg of sock#2. I will wind up my Pale Fire this evening and hope to get going on the Campanulas tomorrow evening fer sure! I will be using 0 needles, since I knit loosely and I see that the socks are coming out big in this yarn. See, I have already learned something from KnittyBabe, whose blog is where I first read all about this KAL.