A huge thank-you to everyone who participated in the Knitblogger’s Knitting Basket Project. Thanks to the generosity of many of you, Deb will be sending a check for over $5,000 to Heifer International. That’s 10 knitting baskets, plus change.
Here is Heifer International’s description of a knitting basket:
Your gift of a Knitting Basket will include two llamas and two sheep — one male and one female of each — four animals famous for their warm, income-producing wool.
From shearing to spinning, weaving and finally selling woolen goods at market, your gift of a Knitting Basket will help four struggling families earn extra income to break free from the grip of poverty and hopelessness.
Over time, as your gift multiplies and more animals are passed on to help others in need, entire communities will be warmed by the precious wool of your Knitting Basket.
So . . . your contributions will at the outset help forty families in need. And more, in time.
Does It Make Me Weird . . .
. . . that I’m so concerned about Onslow?
When Ann first posted about Onslow getting smushed on Monday, I was horrified. You see, I have a huge crush on Onslow. There’s a Mini Cooper that parks in my train station. Every morning when I go to work, I pass this Mini Cooper and say “Hello, Onslow.” Even though I know that he’s not the real Onslow. He is my substitute Onslow.
On second thought, don’t answer the question about my being weird. Instead, send healing thoughts to Ann’s Onslow!
For Your Viewing Pleasure
Here is Kinsale, caught in a candid, quiet moment, reclining gracefully on my windowsill at work.
I do so love me a good natural light in which to photograph.
I also love me Rowan Wool Cotton and a glorious design in which to knit. I’d probably knit on Kinsale a lot faster if I didn’t have to keep stopping and gazing at it.
But that’s half the fun.
Just for grins, I Googled up a map of Ireland to see where Kinsale actually is, and discovered it’s on the southern coast. The closest I ever got to Kinsale was Cork. Which is pretty close.
Aren’t you glad you know that?
Lucy says “whatever.”