Friday, August 10, 2007

Hello to All

Hi. I'm a little slow and just joined today. I had to think a while before I committed to a public knitting event. I posted this in my blog today (modified slightly for this blog):

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:
  1. I was looking for a nice sock pattern to be the next in line.
  2. 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).
  3. It's raising money for a nice charity in Canada.
  4. 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.)
  5. I have one friend undergoing chemo right now, and at least two other friends who are doing well after dealing with breast cancer.
  6. 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.
  7. Ramona, who started the KAL seems like a really sweet and caring woman.
So, for all these reasons, I decided this is the KAL for me. Like I said, I already have the lovely Pale Fire Smooshy pink yarn I just need to finish the Neptune socks and off I go! Neptune will get done tomorrow, probably, since I have another long trip to south Texas to see Lee's dad (recovering from haveing a large skin cancer on his head removed, coincidentally).

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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.




MezzoDiva said...

Thank you!

Knittymuggins said...

Thanks so much for sharing your story! I'm so sorry for all your loss, but glad that you have Lee and your wonderful children to keep you smiling :)