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Friday, October 17, 2008

Ready, set, go!

Before you start looking at the following pictures and ohh and ahh about the yarn, I need to tell you that I am not worthy because I have proven again what a moron I can be.

I did not finish the sweater for afghans for Afghans in time. I did try my darndest, but then work and the dyeing took over completely, and the sweater is still here.

I want to remind you that I got yarn free from them specifically for the purpose.
I am a bad, no good knitter, because I am causing suffering for a child in Afghanistan this winter. Or at least I did not get my act together in order to help alleviate the suffering.
Of course I will keep knitting for them right after the fest, and still send out the sweater, but I don't think it's going to make it for this shipment. Trust me, this is causing me bad dreams.

During the day, I have been working on this when I could:

This pile is going to Rhinebeck with me tomorrow, and will be parked in the SLIVER MOON FARM booth, where Kay and Laurie are so graciously letting me sell my yarn alongside theirs, in exchange for me helping them out.

Still dyeing this morning, hoping this will dry by tonight.

Any more than this, and I need to apply for my own booth. I have almost all merino worsted and sport here, kettledyed, and also some individually hand painted skeins.

Anyway, I hope you will stop by and see me, even though I am the world's lousiest charity knitter.


jackie said...

Hi Karin, I am going tomorrow and will stop by the booth to say hi!

Vivian said...

That's a very impressive yarn pile! Good luck at Rhinebeck. I'm jealous!

SpiderWomanKnits said...

Oh....I'm gonna miss your yarn...um, I mean you SO much. I'm sick(er) over the fact that I am not there. Boo Hoo. Have a great time! Can't wait to see the "after" shots.

Karin, the yarn looks gorgeous! I can't believe how much there is!

Knittingchick said...

I just got back home from Rhinebeck. What a beautiful day it was! I hope you're enjoying it as much as I did.

leah said...

karin!! woo hoo! this pile is gorgeous! i will see you tomorrow.

Leslie said...

Don't worry about the charity knitting - mine isn't done either but I have a plan. I will give mine to a friend who is a school teacher and ask her to find a good home for it. Warming locally this winter will be just as necessary.

Good luck at Rhinebeck - sell it all :)

AlisonH said...

All the creativity gestating in one space. Beautiful work, Karin!

Your A4A sweater will get done. Maybe someone will need even more later when it does.

Anonymous said...

Hi Karin, I had a ball at Sheep and Wool. I am already knitting a hat with your yarn. I love it. Cathy O PS. Please stop beating yourself up. You are one of the most charitable people I know.