Saturday, September 16, 2006

My First Skein

Well, I finally finished my first skein in my new Majacraft Rose! I am pretty pleased with the way it turned out. My big worry was setting the twist. I followed the directions exactly from Spin It: Making Yarn From Scratch and I didn't felt it!

The big question I am getting from everyone is "what are you going to make with it?" I was telling everyone that it hadn't told me yet! But, last night I started thinking about a keyhole scarf. I have a few projects to make first and then I'll get started on a project for this special yarn!

Monday, September 11, 2006

Taking time to never forget

As I got ready for work this morning, as usual, I made coffee and turned on Fox News. I immediately became transfixed as they replayed parts of the broadcast from five years ago. I evenaully had to pull myself away 15 minutes before I was due to arrive at work. I hadn't seen the telecast live that morning, but it was as if it was a live broadcast today.

I was already on my way to work the morning the world changed. I didn't see the news live, but listened to the radio at the office to the news reports. It made me think an odd though, wondering if this is what Americans did as the events of World War I and II took place? I left the office and headed to an elementary school to check on my friend's mother, as her husband worked for the Secret Service at the time at the World Trade Center. She eventually heard from him that day; he was safe.

I grew up in North Jersey and there is a spot in Belleville, where you have a beautiful view of the NYC skyline. After that day, I couldn't go look from that spot for a long time. Even when I had to drive by that area, I drove as if I was in a tunnel, not wanting to look. I remember that smell of the fire and the smoke that came across the Hudson River.

I just wanted to take a moment to share my thoughts on this day and hope to remind everyone to never forget on the day the world changed. May God Bless The United States Of America.