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Archive for September 16th, 2013

A busy work-filled weekend behind me and a week of deadlines in front of me. And so I am going to start out on a completely unrelated topic.

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This is The Skipper’s great-grandmother’s geranium plant in bloom. I have never seen this shape of flowers on present day geranium plants so each time his great-grandmother’s plant blooms I am filled with happiness and wonder. We sat down and figured that the plant is well over 100 years old and we both treasure it so much. I hope the plant can feel our happiness.

I have children of my grandmother’s African Violet plant, the original having died long ago. But it’s not the same.

I did tech editing most of the weekend. For all I complain about the math, there is beauty in it and great satisfaction. One of the projects I edited I am now knitting. A coat for a 1 year old. I plan on donating it to the knitting group at the hospital where my cancer doctors work. The knitting group sells hand knitted and crocheted items to help raise money for the hospital and fund free programs to help people with cancer work through all the mental, emotional, and physical issues that go along with being diagnosed with cancer. I already have a baby sweater, three baby dresses, and an afghan ready for donating.

The coat in progress.

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I can’t say how important it is to me to give back for all the help that was and continues to be given to me. It’s an ache that is only soothed by helping where I can.

The yarn I am using is Valley Yarns 100% Extra Fine Merino DK and can be found at Webs The color is Wild Rose. It is a neck soft type of yarn and I like working with it. No splitting, or other nasty things yarn can get up to when knitting.

You can just see the calculator on the left in the picture. I was finishing the calculations for a sleeve cap. I felt positively exuberant when the numbers all came out right. Just like I imagine I would feel upon being released from jail.

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