Almost Ready to Go
September 16, 2009
VERY rainy day, most excellent.
I’m in the midst of the Constant Hem, and I turn on the radio only to find myself listening to a two-hour NPR call-in fest, On Point with Tom Ashbrook, all about the topic of CIVILITY. Of course, if you throw Camille Paglia into the mix, things get feisty pretty fast. It’s kind of funny.
The bottom flap of the cuff folds under, all hemlike, whereupon one commences to matching up stitch for stitch, around the ruching which just seems like insanity once you look at it.
It hems up right good. For those hem enthusiasts who wonder whether it would have been better to do a provisional cast on and work this hem while I was knitting, I say: I thought it would be sort of unwieldy to do such a long hem in that elegant, time-honored way. Or maybe I forgot . . .
I’m so happy that The Singing Revolution is about to leave on its road trip. I watched it again, just to refresh myself before I say farewell, and I’ve been singing fakey Estonian ever since. I’m so excited to hear from so many of you! This is going to be superfabby.
If you’d like to join this slow-moving peace train, email me your address quick quick quick, and I will add you to the list. In order to get this show on the road, I’ll collect addresses until midnight tonight Central time.
And if you’re living outside of Canada or the U.S., way to go! I’m not totally sure this disc will work in your DVD player, but maybe your computer will work? Thanks to those who pointed out this nettlesome compatability issue. (If you want to bang your head against the wall, read this explanation of the problem.)
It’s going to take a while for this movie and the comments notebook to wend its way. I mean: it’s going to take WEEKS and WEEKS. I may do a few slight adjustments to keep the thing from crossing continents too often. At any rate, off it goes tomorrow.