Hack, hack, cough, sneezeSo I haven't written yet about the big Celebration of New Ministry we had at St. C's this past weekend.
That's because I promptly got good and sick after it was all over. And hubby, too. Instead of being at our respective Shrove Tuesday pancake dinners, we stayed home and ate the traditional pre-Lenten Chinese delivery (chicken rice soup--it'll cure what ails you!) and huddled under blankets.
I wasn't too sick to knit so I finished knitting my mile that was part of the Stash Knit Down group on Ravelry by getting to block eight of the Moderne Baby Blanket I'm making for an impending great-nephew on hubby's side (yay! using up the vintage Microspun stash).
Yesterday, between services, cough drops and heavy intake of hot fluids to keep my voice from disappearing, I set aside the blanket and cast on my first hat for this. I "met" Jeanette via Ravelry--she's in charge of Christmas at Sea for this longtime Episcopal Church ministry in New York. I've knitted a scarf or two before, because hubby was involved in the ministry with mariners back when we lived in St. Louis--we even got to go down to Paducah, KY once for him to bless a tow boat. I have a ton of brown/black Encore Chunky that I bought back for a crochet project but that didn't please me, but will make some nice fast hats for this effort. So--Lenten discipline AND knitting from more vintage stash.
And here's a funny knitting-related Ash Wednesday story. A woman was at church for our noonish service who I had never met. But even from the altar I could tell she was wearing a Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf made out of Berroco Foliage (I should get some kind of points for that). She was visiting from out of town and was only mildly startled when I asked at the Peace if she was a knitter! (She was).