Lisa joined us for the first time. She wanted to start a new sweater project. After perusing the shop, she settled on knitting my Spring Lake Hi-Lo Pullover in Malibu (Worsted: 100% Cotton, 169 yards). By the end of class she was swatched and ready.
She is nearing the end of her Navy is the New Black in Artisan (Worsted: 80% Merino Wool, 20% Silk, 123 yards). She is running out of yarn and won’t make the 23 rows to the end. She can, for sure, get a few more rounds out of it before binding off.
Jane B is swatched and ready to go start the Padma Pashmina Wrap in North Light Fibers Water Street (DK: 60% Merino, 40% Cashmere, 165 yards).
Cornelia revisited the back of her Cabled Tunic sweater because she hadn’t knit the armhole deep enough. She also knit one of the sleeves in the interim. Yarn: Plymouth Baby Alpaca Chunky (Chunky: 100% Baby Alpaca, 108 yards).
Malibu (Worsted: 100% Cotton, 169 yards). By the end of class she was swatched and ready.
She’s knitting it with Berroco Nebula (Fingering: 100% Merino, 415 yards) and Berroco Folio (DK: 65% Alpaca, 35% Rayon, 219 yards).
For the life of me I cannot remember what Michelle was knitting. All I can remember is the incredible story of compassion and determination that she shared with us.
Her son is a veterinary technician. While he was driving home one night, he witnessed a car hit a dog and run. Torn at first between chasing the car or tending the animal, he turned to the dog.
He wrapped the injured dog in towels and gently laid it on the passenger seat of his car. He drove to the nearest 24 hour Animal Hospital (not his place of employment) while comforting and patting the dog to reassure it.
The doctors at the animal hospital were able to save the dog. The dog will have 97% mobility after physical therapy.
The police were able to track down the driver and arrest him.
I had goosebumps by the end of the story. It’s acts of kindness like this that restore my faith in humanity.
P.S. I asked Michelle to refresh my memory of what she was working on. She was knitting identical swatches using the English and Portuguese styles of knitting to compare.