Friday, January 23, 2009

Snuggy Warm

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Much progress made on the baby sweater. Just half a sleeve and the collar to go!
I'm really pleased with the knitting of this. The needle size is perfect for the yarn, the sts are nice and even....

In addition to all the little balls of sock yarn I've been working on using up, I have little balls of ww. A hat pattern that has been going round the Native American Support Group is the Scrappy Hat. At this point these will be my next "upstairs" project. Upstairs projects, are generally, what I work on in the evenings when watching TV up in my room. Ninety-nine point nine of these projects are for the Native Americans at the Cheyenne River Reservation in Eagle Butte, SD. That's where the baby sweater is going.

I'm thinking it's time to put my wool socks away for another year. It's been so warm by 10 am that socks are not needed. In fact, I've been wearing shorts for the last couple days.... Then again, looking up the weather, the forecast is bouncing back and forth from the low 50s one day to the low 70s the next for about five days. It rained off and on all day yesterday, which is rare for this part of the world. Usually we get a deluge for ten minutes and it's all over. This was good soft rain that had a chance to soak into the ground instead of running off.

Keeping the "We" in "Yes, We Can!"

"Liberty is allowing people to do things you disapprove of." Sir John Mortimer

Did you perform service on MLK birthday? Go to USA and tell them about it!

Looking to be of service and make some pretty good money? The Census Bureau is hiring!


  1. Sweater went quickly. Looks great and some child will really appreciate it.

  2. The new website is a fine idea, but it's missing solving the real problem. There are already a ton of websites with volunteer opportunities (, etc, just look at to get a sample of the number of them) - the real problem is that if you wanted to volunteer, you might have to spend a bunch of time searching all those websites, and you'd give up after awhile. That's the problem that needs to be solved.

    If all those websites would share their information with each other, then a search on any one of them would let you find the relevant results from all of them.

    This is not far-fetched, this can easily be done using existing standards (similar to RSS). What needs to happen is for a large number of these websites to adopt this model, and cooperate. This idea is *my* answer to the call to service: I'm promoting this idea that we don't need more websites; we need the websites to share information about service opportunities.

  3. Thanks for the link to the scrap-happy pattern. I certainly will make use of it.

  4. The sweater looks wonderful. Be careful not to get too summery too soon. We don't want you getting sick if the weather changes unexpectedly.


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