I have sat down to my desk to write a few times over the last couple of days, but could not find any words. I find it so hard to sit and write about knitting right now. I am completely overwhelmed by what is happening to our Southern friends. I had received a call from a friend in the dog club on Saturday. I was not home, but she left a message on my machine, saying that they were being evacuated, she lives in Buras, LA. I really had not been following the storm, and hadn't realized that it had gathered so much power, until later that evening when I saw the news. Over the last few days, I have watched in horror as we all have at the devastation that this storm has left behind. My mind and my heart just aches for these people. This year was to be my first trip to New Orleans in December
We are a generous country and I hope that everyone donates a little of what they have to helping people rebuild. Tomorrow in NH, there is to be an all day telethon at WMUR for the victims of Katrina.
A little knitting
August was to be dedicated to finishing old projects, but I slipped this one in. The gold yarn that I spun last week, became this scarf. The fall fairs will be starting soon, so I am trying to get items ready for a few of them. It is so blessed humid out today, it is hard to believe that we are thinking of fall and the wonderful harvest and fiber fairs that happen.....but it is just around the corner.
Working in the Fiber Building at the Fryeburg Fair in Maine is the largest fiber event that I work at. I spend the week working as a demonstrator. One of the projects this year that I will demonstrate will be using various triangle looms. The yarn pictured is going to be put on my large 7 foot triangle loom. I was gifted this yummy Mountain Colors Alpaca/wool yarn last year and I have been saving it. I have decided that instead of trying to get a sweater finished for Rhinebeck, that I would use this yarn for a Ruana made on the loom, as I think the alpaca will lend nice drape to the shawl. I will get it started here and use it to demonstrate at Fryeburg and it will be ready to wear in Rhinebeck.
As I end this post, I do hope that you all will take a little bit out of your pockets to help our Southern friends.