At 8:00 this morning, the proceeds from sales of the Japanese Garden Shawl went over $2500 (they were $2502.00, to be exact — and it’s gone up since then). Considering that my fundraising goal was to raise $2400 by the end of April, this is very good news indeed and I thank you all very much. I dispatched another $1200 early this morning to the Red Cross, and will continue to send in donations periodically through the end of April. I’m not comfortable having so much money in my PayPal account so I’m happy to send it on to its final destination. (The Red Cross does not take PayPal as a payment method for donations, but I have a PayPal debit card linked to my account so can easily send donations that way.)
Again, thank you!
For those of you who wondered why there were elephants marching down the street outside my window, it is because the circus is in town.
Aside: A couple of readers jumped to the erroneous conclusion that I was insulting Republicans by my remark in my last blog entry and at least one flounced off in a huff. I can only assume that these individuals are not aware that the elephant is the symbol for the Republican party.
If a herd of donkeys had marched down the street from Capitol Hill instead of elephants, I would have said that the Democrats were out and about. But no doubt I would have gotten a snotty email or two in response to that statement. So much for my attempt at humor.
Now, if when the clowns passed by I had said “Oh look, Congress is out” that would have been an insult.
See what I did there?
In knitting news, I finished my Vernal Equinox Shawl last night. Here it is in its unblocked state.
It measures approximately 56″ across the top and 26″ down the center back, unblocked. I don’t expect it to block out too large because it is silk and therefore not as stretchy as wool. Stay tuned!
And of course I started something else . . .
“What are you looking at?”