Nope, I have nothing to report. One more hat made and part of one grandie sweater knitted, torn out, knitted and torn out again. Quite boring, really.
What I have been doing is an extensive online search to try to find reflective yarn - not an easy thing to locate I'm finding. #1 son walks home in the dark from work and of course insists on wearing pretty much black from head to toe and then wonders why drivers can't see him. He's been 'touched by a car' at least twice and luckily wasn't hurt beyond some bruising either time. Hopefully he's come to the realization that drivers simply can't see him and he can't assume they do. Anyway, being a Mother-Who-Worries I thought knitting him a hat that was reflective might help. Oddly, it's easy to find neon glow-in-the-dark yarn which I know he would NEVER wear but finding the reflective version is really difficult. I finally managed, with the help of my online knitting group, to track some down through Hobbii and have some on order. They also suggested I try a product by Kreinik called 'Reflective Yarn' which you hold together with the yarn you're using. Of course finding a Canadian source was impossible (what else is new!) so I have coughed up the big bucks to order from the US. As usual, the postage is almost twice as much as the thread itself, but I was gratified to discover that at least they were willing to send it here. We'll see which option works the best. Of course, making the hat(s) could simply be a moot point if he does his usual and gives his warm things to homeless people he thinks needs it more than he does.
- There are a number of fun ideas for gifts HERE, most of which I haven't seen before.
- And THIS just plain made my jaw drop! I can't imagine doing it.
- THIS is another of those 'awwwww' things!
Today the quote is from Plato..."No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth"