R.I.P. Larry Lavin

I’ve been away from my computer for over 10 days as I traveled to visit my father as he was dying, and then to return to Massachusetts for his funeral. I haven’t been able to do any knitting or writing, but am going to post the text of my comments at his funeral. Several people, both family and friends, were able to share their thoughts and memories of my dad. It was very healing and very moving for me, both to write something on my own, and to hear others speak. To all of you who sent sympathy notes, emails, and cards, thank you. Your thoughtfulness was very reassuring and strengthening.


First glove finished!

I still have to sew on the false buttons on the cuff, but otherwise this first glove is finished. Now to begin the second… Long long lacy gloves

Detail of the glove


I really appreciate the comments… Turtlegirl, Cat, and Bron!

This glove, my first lace attempt, has really increased my respect for people who do complex lace. The cuff was the only really lacy part, but I had a   very hard time keeping track of the pattern repeats in the sleeve section, and probably came close to knitting the entire thing twice, when you consider how many times I frogged the first section. I still have to block it today. I’m not used to having such an exciting social life, what with the Harlot’s book signing, then the Yarnaholics of Rock Hill on Wednesday, and my best friend’s birthday dinner tonight… and dinner out with other friends tomorrow! More activity than our usual two months.