60 years ago yesterday, Nagasaki suffered the devastation wrought by an atomic bomb.
Hoping that history will never repeat itself in this instance, we took Jessica, Alle, and Olivia to Hyde Park on a visit to Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelts’ home.
Did you know, Eleanor was a big knitter?
I whole heartedly believe in making socks, not war.
and then used Noro SGS to make the Swallowtail Shawl
which lead me to another, rounder, shawl experience: Girasole.
I’m having a wonderful time knitting this. I began it a week ago last Thursday at Susan’s house* and it’s so engaging, I’m not even tempted by other patterns. In fact, I’m enjoying this so much, I may even knit another one (maybe in Jamieson Spindrift?). I guess the key is being informed enough to choose which experiences are worth repeating.
* gratuitous plug for the Martha’s Vineyard Fiber Farm. Hi Susan and Erin!