Monday, September 05, 2005

Tears of joy! I just learned that Ray Whiting is okay but still in New Orleans. Such relief to know that he is alive. Now to pray that his family can get to him and get him out of there. There has been such madness in how the relief effort has been handled--must go through channels, can't do this can't do that--that the anger is palpable. I can watch the news now but this all reminds me too much of 9/11. Yesterday I had hoped for some relief from the news coverage on Katrina but my favorite radio shows on Sunday were pre-empted for more hurricane coverage. NPR got a piece of my mind. It's been a hell of a week for me; I can't imagine what families are going through. Another project done. These are done in Rowan Biggy Print. The smaller (4-6 cupper) is going to the silent auction basket. The larger (8-10 cupper) is going to the office. TEA COSY FREE PATTERN To make in super bulky wool yarn: cast on 28 (36) on size 15 needles, join in the round. Knit garter stitch for 4 rows in the round. *To split for the handle and spout, knit 14 (18) stitches onto a straight needle, leaving the remaining stitches on holding needles. Knit stockinette for 3 (5) rows, then knit wrong side row. Knit stockinette for 6 (8) rows, then repeat from * for the other side. Join pieces back in the round onto 4 double-point needles and knit 2 rows to secure. Using the opening for the handle as the beginning of your round, work your decreases thus: ssk at the beginning and end of needle 1, k2tog at the beginning and end of needle 2, ssk at the beginning and end of needle 3, k2tog at the beginning and end of needle 4. Knit one round, then repeat the decreases row. For the larger teapot size work the knit one round, decrease one round again (3 decreases). Finish with a 3 needle bind-off and weave in ends.

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