I thought our spam was getting a bit tame, so thought I’d try out the above title for this post. Actually, it’s quite accurate…three quick bits for you and our readers.
First, why didn’t I think of it before?? I started using a 000 circular needle for my lifeline on Fichu, Gesundheit and it is fantastic! So easy to slide in and easy to pick up the stitches if I have to use it. Don’t ask why I know this.
Second, while I’m making good progress on moving preparations, it sure is lonely with Dale gone. In case you didn’t recall, he left earlier this week to meet friends Alan and Kathleen in Bermuda to help them sail their boat Crackerjack to Newport, RI. Crackerjack came in 5th in class and 12th overall on the run to Bermuda (Newport-Bermuda Race 2009) and the race crew is enjoying the beaches. After a day of re-stowing everything and drying out sails after some hairy weather, Dale, Alan, Kathleen and another guy got back underway earlier today. Here’s exactly where he is as I make this post.
Finally, I cast on my Sargasso Sea Shell the night before Dale left for his sailing adventure in the Atlantic. He won’t be anywhere near the Sargasso Seas, but it’s also an expression for being in the doldrums…no air. And you need air for sailing. I want him home quickly and safely, so knitting this while he’s gone is a bit of a good luck charm. Also, Vanessa often recommends breathing deeply as air is good for us too. Big needles, big yarn (the silk, cotton, rayon from Estes Park!) and lots more progress since this was taken. I’ll be done before he arrives home for sure.