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Tuesday April 07th 2009, 7:44 pm
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imgp7429Thank you everybody for all the kind words and support re my aunt’s passing.  It has been much appreciated.

Today: a doctor’s appointment.  The Casbah scarf was done.  So many projects needing doing all at once, all of them important to me, so many people to knit for, how to choose…  One particular someone in mind, it was a mystery to me what color she’d like best–but she’s a knitter, so I looked up her favorite colors on her Ravelry profile. (I know. That’s cheating. Heh.)

I dithered some more anyway and balled up hanks so they’d be ready to cast on with whenever the mood might strike. This one. That one. Love merino/silk by Blue Moon: would the Silkie stand up to the constant laundering a new mother would do? Would it survive being a baby’s favorite blanket?  Depends on how dedicated the mother is to a handknit–I didn’t know.  But I do know what kids can do. Maybe a shawl for the mom out of it… Maybe.   I flipped the rolled ball back in the bag.

imgp7417The clock kept ticking and I just grabbed whatever felt right right then and went.

I knitted and waited for the (new) nurse to call my name–and got a few extra stitches in before I realized that “Hiddee” (she’s lucky I heard that) meant “Hyde.” Oh.  Right.  Hiddee/Us.

It was amazing to me how, once it was apart from the rest of the stash, the yarn in my hands there, which I’d debated and debated over,  once I was actually working with it, it was like, well yes: what else could I possibly have chosen?  Clearly.  This is it!

Sing it with me: love the yarn you’re with.

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Hiddee? That pronunciation would never have occurred to me.

Alison, yesterday I said that the next time your post was about knitting, that I would have something relevant to say. So here it is:

I live in a mobile home park, and we have a monthly magazine. My job is to do all the computer work. For this posting, I have extracted the following that will appear in the May issue:

By Sue Larson 
Just a year ago a notice was put in the Sunset Estates magazine inviting interested folks to come to the first meeting of the  “Knitting Group” on Monday, May 19, 2008 at 3 PM in the Clubhouse.  A dozen ladies showed up that day and we have been going strong ever since!
Our on-going project has been knitting baby hats for El Camino Hospital.  The proud parents get to pick a knitted hat for the baby to wear home.  With hundreds of babies born each month, they need a lot of baby hats.  Our little group has knitted over 600 baby hats since last May.  We’ve added chemo hats and lap robes to our project items and have enjoyed the contributions we have made.
Over the course of the year, we’ve had many ladies join us at our Monday knitting group gatherings who do not knit, but the discovery of the “Nifty Knitter” has turned our non-knitters into the most excited bunch of ladies in the group because by learning to use the Nifty Knitter, they are making “knitted” baby hats that are as exciting and cute as those made by the regular knitters.  We have such a good time looking at all our creations! There are lots of “ohs” and ahs” and pats on the back and thumbs up–especially when we know how far one of our knitters has come to be able to turn a finished hat in for its trip to El Camino Hospital.

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If you wish to se e a photo of the knitted baby hats, go to my blog at chippep.blogspot.com

Funny time —

I know just how ugly I are,
There are others more handsome by far.
But me, I don’t mind it
Because I’m behind it.
It’s the people in front that I jar.

Comment by Don Meyer 04.07.09 @ 8:47 pm

Amazing isn’t it, that knitting & life are so much alike? If you can step out of your own way, the road is much easier to travel;)

Comment by TripletMom 04.07.09 @ 8:52 pm

Oh, when will we be able to embiggen again?! Beautiful color! Don, looks like you’ve got plans for Mondays at 3pm.

Comment by LynnM 04.08.09 @ 12:15 am

When I worked as a cardiologist’s nurse, he was insistent that I address each patient with the proper honorific: Mr., Mrs., Miss…but some of those names just didn’t give me enough clues. Some gave me the giggles, like the patient whose first name was Queen. That would be Mrs. Queen, thank you very much.

Comment by Barbara-Kay 04.08.09 @ 4:32 am

OOOOhh, I love the scarf pattern and color!
Love the little flowers.

Mispronunciation might be an indicator that all study some, but some don’t study all. 😉

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 04.08.09 @ 4:36 am

I’m singing along, believe you me! 🙂

Comment by Suzanne 04.08.09 @ 5:30 am

The scarf is gorgeous. The colorway is breathtaking!

Comment by Joansie 04.08.09 @ 5:43 am

That post made me chuckle. I wouldn’t think YOUR last name would be mispronounced, but then again, I thought my new married name wouldn’t need to be spelled constantly either. Hem, hem…

Love that color, and I think I generally do love the yarn I’m with. (Don’t most of my FO reports have fickle me in love?)

Comment by Channon 04.08.09 @ 5:48 am

For me, the song sometimes becomes, “If I’m not with the yarn I love, I love the yarn I’m with.”
[With apologies to the lyricist of “Finian’s Rainbow.”]

Comment by Shirley 04.08.09 @ 6:46 am

I was going to post some funny pun about the Crosby Stills Nash and Young song but I got nothing.

Comment by Michelle 04.08.09 @ 7:12 am

I went to the doctor with my husband Jim. McArthur once. The nurse called out a name that sounded very like that to me. However, another man answered. I asked “What was the name you called?” Her reply was, I called for this gentleman here! She snapped those words out, dismissing me utterly. Only then she had to come out and get us. The other guy was not Jim McArthur.

Comment by RobinM 04.08.09 @ 1:45 pm

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