Unofficial Start of Summer?…
…Or the one day a year dedicated to honoring U.S. troops.
God forbid you should make the mistake of wishing a Catholic, “happy Good Friday!” Most will be all too happy to chide you and let you know Good Friday, despite it’s happy sounding name, is the annual remembrance of the death of Christ. Wish that same person a happy Memorial Day, and most will gladly wish you the same.
Now, it’s my turn to chide.
This day in the U.S., is the annual remembrance of a lot more people dying than one man. It is more so, the day to honor all the men and woman who have sacrificed either part or all of their lives to protect the potential for freedom and liberty and liberty in this country.
So, today, as you fire up your barbecue grills, take the cover off your pool and crack open a beer, try to take a moment to send a prayer or good wishes to the folks that truly allow this country the potential to be great. Or better yet, send off a care package to someone you know currently serving, or if you don’t know anyone, use the AnySoldier.com website to send off somethings they suggest to an anonymous soldier.
I’ve been working on finishing as much as possible. First, I finished knitting the fourth (I thought it was the fifth, but I’ve only made four so far) pair of felted clog slippers, and sewed up all the seams. They are all now ready to be felted.
I also finished the colorblock cardigan.
I ended up using these great glass buttons that I had on an old sample card. Since they already came in multiple colors that worked well with the colors of the sweater, I was in luck.
You can’t see it very well, but the buttons look like they’re made the same way as marbles are made. I will try to get a picture of me modeling the cardigan after I’ve had the opportunity to block it.
Regarding the FiberTrends clog slippers, Clare asks, “What yarn did you use for your clogs?”
I almost always use Cascade 220 for my felting projects, and that’s what I used for all the pairs of clogs I made. Like you, this is one of my favorite patters from FiberTrends.