Knitting the clear blue sky
Wednesday August 24th 2011, 11:19 pm
Filed under: Friends,Knit

Jury duty: still doing the check in at 11 am/check back at 5 pm thing. Almost done.

May I just say that, re the instructions on the summons, requiring people who need to ask for closed captions in the court to request it not online but rather to call for it is, um, kinda missing something there. Yo?

Meantime, my childhood friend corrected herself as new messages got through: her son’s house near the epicenter in Virginia is standing, it’s his neighbor’s around the corner that’s down. He’s waiting for a structural report to find out if his is safe to go in.

I needed something intense to work on. I printed out some lace instructions I’d worked out on paper a year ago but had never spent the hours to actually knit through it and make sure it worked.

Hey.  So I grabbed some baby alpaca that had been in the stash for quite awhile, not quite my shade of blue–and yet somehow the moment I saw it it was the most beautiful one ever to my eyes. Oooh, that one! Yes!

Curious. That has always come to mean that it’s needing to go somewhere in particular that I don’t know about yet. Every color is someone’s favorite.

And on a side note: when you have a complicated pattern you’re trying for the first time? A solid color helps the eyes read the stitches a whole lot easier. And so (having learned that, and ignoring that beseeching handpaint over there), this is.

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Ohhhh, my favorite is the outside wall of the library on the UNLV campus. It has “library” written in braille. About 6 feet talk for each dot.

Yeah. Right.

Comment by afton 08.25.11 @ 5:06 am

They live among us.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 08.25.11 @ 7:58 am

There are more and more people and houses being shown on tv as “awaiting building inspector”, so I can no longer try to guess which one might be your friend’s son’s neighbor!!

Comment by Channon 08.25.11 @ 9:04 am

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