All along while I was knitting the first sock, I kept thinking it reminded me of something, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. Then when I asked for suggestions for pattern names, Ansley put me out of my misery by saying “I think the socks look like ribbon candy the way the zigzag is.” Yup, that’s it — ribbon candy!
Clearly a lot of you thought that was the name meant for these socks, judging from the voting. So Ribbon Candy it is.
Anyhow, I am close to finishing the second sock and have high hopes to do just that tonight. Then it will be on to a new sock, knit from this.
This is Tempted “Good Grrl” sock yarn in the “Emergency” colorway. While I am really not so much of a “red” person, I love this colorway. I’ve worked up a design that I think will be good for it.
Have y’all seen this magazine?
I think L-B told me about it, so I subscribed and received my first issue yesterday. There’s a total of 53 (I think) patterns in this issue, and a lot of them are very nice, I think. Well worth the cover price of $6.99 US!
I Love Kitties
This afternoon L-B brought to my attention this very sad story about a colony of feral cats in Richmond Virginia.
Another online friend set up a petition about this situation here.
Just a few minutes ago L-B sent me this update from the Richmond SPCA:
Update, posted 4:30 p.m. June 25.
It has come to our attention that viewers calling Fox Richmond today have been told that the station has been actively “working with the Richmond SPCA” to resolve the situation regarding the colony of feral cats on and around the station’s property. The station is also claiming that they called the Richmond SPCA weeks ago and that they decided to bulldoze the cat habitat today in anticipation of our arrival, to make it easier for us to trap the cats.
These statements are completely untrue and we have asked that Fox Richmond and staff immediately cease making any such statements to the public. We have and will continue to reach out to the General Manager of Fox Richmond to try to reach an agreement whereby the remaining members of the cat colony can be managed in a non-lethal, humane manner, but no such agreement has been reached between the Richmond SPCA and Fox Richmond or Sinclair Broadcast Group.
It is our understanding that the station has asked the pest control company which they had contracted to kill the cats to stop that action and to not kill any additional cats at this time. Otherwise, the fate of the cats and kittens on the property is undecided at this point. We will continue to try to work with local officials and Fox representatives toward a positive outcome. Please continue your calls and e-mails expressing concern over the actions of Fox Richmond and Sinclair Broadcast Group. A large and unified public outcry against the extermination route previously chosen by the station may prove very helpful as our discussions continue.
While it may be too late for these kitties, signing the petition and/or expressing your opinion to the perpetrators may well raise enough awareness to prevent future atrocities.
And my sweet rescue kitty Lucy thanks you as well.