Week Seventeen – Picking Up The Pieces

This week was a devastating one for the state of Alabama and the southern United States in general.  Currently, the death toll is at 248 in Alabama and 345 across the south, with hundreds still missing from the viscous tornadoes that ripped across the south on Wednesday.  Tuscaloosa, AL seemed to be hit the hardest.  Scott ventured up to Dadeville, AL with some people from our church to assist in the relief effort on Saturday.  There is so much devastation everywhere that it is difficult to do anything, because anything you do to help just seems so small in comparison to the overwhelming power of the storm’s wrath and the aftermath.  To see some wonderful photos that Scott was able to capture on Saturday, please see this post.

In crafting news, Sock Madness 5 is officially over for me.  I made it to round 4 and the pattern for that round is one I just couldn’t bring myself to spend the time and energy on.  It was a lovely sock, but the pattern contained too many “omissions” for my taste.  So, I moved on and finished one of the Spider Socks this week.  It was not a hard pattern, but a challenging one.  In contrast to the SM5 pattern for round 4, the Spider Sock pattern is very well written.  I am going to knit a few mindless things before picking up the second sock.  Here are the unglamorous photos:

That is about all for this week.  Happy Knitting Everyone!

Quote of the Week:

“I bought a cheap watch from a crazy man
Floating down canal
It doesn’t use numbers or moving hands
It always just says now
Now you may be thinking that I was had
But this watch is never wrong
And If I have trouble the warranty said
Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On”

Jimmy Buffett, Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On

2 thoughts on “Week Seventeen – Picking Up The Pieces

  1. I am so glad to hear that you and Scott were not directly involved in the tornadoes. I am sure those folks appreciated whatever Scott was able to do , no matter how insignificant it may have seemed in the grand scale of it all.
    The spider sock looks really cool….but eeewwwww spiders on my feet….eeeekkkkkk!

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