Somehow I only posted once in November, so possibly this may be the only December post! Just busy with everyday stuff, or just lazy.
It was really nice to have my sister Les, who lives in NY, stay with us for several days over Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving dinner itself was at our sister El's, and then on Saturday we gathered at my house (above) with Dad for a good visit.
While switching out my summer clothes, I found the Lunatic Fringe shawl stored in a box of winter clothes- mystery solved. Finally I could give it to Les.
A finished object:
Pattern: Rolling Hills Capelet
Designer: Teresa Chorzepa
Yarn: Cora Color, bought at Green Mountain Fibers in Rutland, VT
I thought the skinny little ribbed tube would never stretch to be a capelet, and that I'd have to wear it as a cowl, but it does stretch nicely. This was perfect mindless knitting; now I'll need to start another mindless project.
The Doctor Who scarf that my son-in-law requested is mindless- all garter stitch- but with several different colors switching often, it's not as portable.
I'm using a favorite yarn, Brown Sheep Nature Spun Worsted, and following the pattern found here.
I started another long-queued project, Norah Gaughan's Beatnik.
Moms Demand Action RI has joined The RI Coalition Against Gun Violence. Both groups are planning to take part in No More Silence on December 14 to commemorate the victims of Sandy Hook. MDA also sponsored a showing of the powerful movie Living for 32, about Colin Goddard, an amazing young man who was shot at Virginia Tech, and his mission to enact sensible gun legislation. (On April 16, 2007, 32 people were shot and killed at Virginia Tech by a mentally ill person. Coincidentally, an average of 32 people in America are killed by guns every day as a result of murder, suicide, or accident.)
Cow went in for a second surgery today to remove tumors growing back at the site where his ear was removed in September. Otherwise he's been doing so well.