Today was the memorial ceremony for the 3 police officers who were killed a few days ago in the Stanton Heights neighborhood of Pittsburgh. 3 lanes of Forbes and 5th Avenues were blocked off for police parking. I’ve never in my life seen so many police cars! They drove here from neighboring states (Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, New York) and from all over the country and beyond (Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Lansing, Maine, Toronto). It really was a sight to see. There must have been 10,000 cops in Pittsburgh. I’ve never in my life felt so safe! I pity the fool who tries to rob a bank today… ETA: Watching the news now. Someone actually DID rob a bank in the area today! What cheek!
In knitting news, I haven’t touched Kate’s Cardigan in an entire week. I’ve put it aside to concentrate on a design I’m working on for the youngest child of DH’s best friend in Germany. This design will hopefully serve double duty, since I plan to write up the pattern and submit it to Knitcircus when I’m finished. I’ve been knitting like crazy to make sure it gets done before the deadline! Then the other night I realized I would probably run out of yarn, so I put in an emergency order to Knit Picks which they shipped the next day. Wanna bet that my order will be here by Saturday? It’s unbelievable how smooth of an operation they run over there!
Here’s a small sample of the design. It’s made with Knit Picks Shine Sport (60% Pima Cotton, 40% Modal® natural beech wood fiber) in Green Apple which is a very kid friendly color. Sorry I can’t show more details. I have to keep some of it a secret!
I’m still waiting for my copy of the Reynolds Spring 2009 booklet which contains one of the designs I did for JCA. I’d like to blog about it and get everyone all excited about the lovely Spring designs, but I guess I should at least wait until I receive my copy. Then I can post the official picture of the model wearing the top, not just the photo DH took of me modeling it before I sent it off. Although, surprisingly, it really does look good on me. I may have to knit one for myself. Maybe someday…