To knit or not to knit, that is the question. Well, not in general, but specifically I’ve been pondering whether to continue in the Six Sox Knitalong. I guess I should make a decision today because the next pair is due by the end of November and I haven’t even started! I would like to start another pair of socks, but think I want to pick something on my own. I haven’t been too happy with the fit on the last two pair. And, since I just don’t have the time to keep up with the posts, I’ll probably just drop out. I’ve been such a good girl about not starting anything new and have actually finished a couple of things.
This was a baby afghan I started just to have something to put aside for a shower gift. Last weekend I really needed the emotional satisfaction of completing a project and it was the closest, so I did.
And I completed this last night.
I know, it’s not knitting, but most of my friends know me as a quilter, not a knitter. In fact, I got some puzzled comments from them when I started my blog – “Why knitting?” I don’t know – is there a quilting blog community out there?
For Thanksgiving we did something new and volunteered at our local community Thanksgiving Dinner. This was started three years ago by a local restaurant owner. For years he had provided free dinners at his place for the needy. With the help of the local Elks Club he decided to throw it open for the entire community. All are welcome, whether they can afford it or not and donations are accepted from those who are able. It is already becoming a tradition for those who don’t have family around and even for those who do – entire families come and a great time is had by all. My husband, sister and I spent the afternoon delivering dinners to those who were housebound and to employees at the few businesses that were open. On a sad note, the man who started the whole shebang was out back cooking turkeys when he had a heart attack and died. But I couldn’t help thinking – what a way to go. He was doing something he loved, feeding others, and has left a wonderful legacy. I think the community dinner will go on because of him.
Tomorrow it’s back to work after six days off. Sigh, it’s always hard to go back, but I’m usually ok once I get there. More term papers and finals due so I’ll be busy for the next few weeks, but will try to post. I’m hoping to finish another project this week.