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August 10, 2006

knitting a river
posted by soe 4:55 pm

What a fun project:Knit A River.

Sponsored by a London yarn shop, the goal of the project is to raise awareness with WaterAid about the lack of clean water for 1.1 billion people around the world. They are gathering 6″x6″ knit squares of blue that some blessed souls at the store will sew together to create a yarn river.

They’ll be accepting squares of any pattern or fiber into January. A nice way to use up any extra blue yarn from Christmas projects…

Finished squares can be sent to: I Knit, Knit A River, 7 Courthope House, Hartington Road, London, SW8 2HS.

If you are not a knitter, but would still like to help, please consider making a donation to WaterAid.

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prospects, chatting up, and food of the gods
posted by soe 10:50 am

Three beautiful things from the last week:

1. Having finished the socks, I get to pick the next project to work on. This involved looking through a bunch of books and magazines and then opening up the pie safe to look over all my yarn. It’s so tantalizing to choose to the last summer project — and to think ahead to days when I’ll want to sit outside with wool in my lap once again!

2. Tuesday night, just after work ended, my cell phone rang. It was BW, who caught me up on all the news of her summer. Then Erik IM’d me and we got to talk about what’s coming up in his life. I miss my friends from up north and it always brings bright rays of sunshine and rainbows into my life when I hear from them.

3. I made ambrosia this week. It’s very simple — just combine marshmallows, sour cream, mandarin oranges, pineapple, and coconut — but a remarkably unhealthy way to eat fruit. So instead of making it regularly, I only eat it once or twice a summer these days. Man, is it a tasty dessert!

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