A thousand paper cranes’ worth being knitted
Friday February 04th 2011, 12:20 am
Filed under: Knitting a Gift,Warm Hats Not Hot Heads

An old friend whom I’ve known since college has of late been a visiting professor in a country not known for its journalistic openness.

And thus my stunned staring at his vacation abroad photos he recently posted after leaving there. Talk about spring break.  Duuuuude.

I didn’t say it, but someone else did, and he answered, yes, that was him and his wife on camels near the Pyramids. Last Friday.  They had no idea.

Wow.  We have it so easy in the US.


I started a new soft wool hat tonight–it seems to be a trend–and looked again at the spreadsheet Ellen set up: even though constantly checking there is like watching stitches grow on sock-size needles, it’s–like watching stitches grow!  In qiviut! Cool! Forty-four hats this afternoon, 49 now as I type this with 2 extra at the bottom there–I cannot tell you how thrilling it is to see each new one show up. Thank you thank you everyone.

And there was one so far for an entire state, being offered up by a member of one particular Congressional district there in Arizona, for the one person in thoughts of whom all this began to come about:

For Gabrielle Giffords.

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Knit on! I’m still hoping to have time to cast on, but life gets in the way.

Comment by Channon 02.04.11 @ 8:34 am

I sincerely hope Gabrielle will someday walk into the chamber wearing that hat!

Comment by Bev 02.04.11 @ 10:00 am

You guys knit while my bones knit.

I’d LOVE for Gabrielle Giffords to come walking down the center aisle in the House of Representatives, with loud cheers from both sides of the aisle!

Comment by Don Meyer 02.04.11 @ 11:33 am

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