Wednesday, October 25, 2006

You are So asking the wrong person...

...about funnel or mock-turtle necklines, as I dislike both. I know they're warm, but in the last few years I've really started to feel uncomfortable with all that fabric around my neck. So I vote for the I-cord neckline, which I also think will be more wearable (no indoor overheating, wearable for more than 3 months out of the year, that kind of thing). I'm also wondering about your concern about the tightness of the underarm stitches. Are they so tight that they will restrict movement or risk snapping the yarn as you move around in the finished product? Just something to be sure of before you invest so many more hours. It looks really good so far, Kim - keep it up! Either way it will be a beautiful sweater.

I'm still recovering from the trip from hell, which would be easier if Lena wasn't waking up 1-2 times per night from her cold, poor thing. In all the drama of the return trip, I forgot to share some really really cool family news. About 8 years ago, my stepmother's sister Elissa started a charity called the Global Medical Relief Fund, a foundation to help children who have who have suffered grave injuries from war or natural disaster around the world. The effort has grown by leaps and bounds and she has quit her job to chair the charity full time, which is great, and she's kind of become a local celebrity on Staten Island. Well, here's the latest development - last month she was flown out to do a taping of the Dr. Phil show, at which I would usually roll my eyes, but her charity got national exposure, and Dr. Phil gave the GMRF a check for $40,000 and endorsements on his show and web site! How cool is that - I didn't get to watch the show, but yay Elissa!


It's truly amazing what one person with a mission can accomplish, isn't it? Food for thought...

1 comment:

Kim said...

That's so amazing!