Thursday, May 10, 2007
To the rescue
After much emailing back and forth it was decided that the best thing we could do was to go rescue some of the yarn at Black Sheep Knittery. The fire had been largely controlled and only a couple of routes were still blocked. We couldn't take our usual route over Forest Lawn Drive so we went out to Cahuenga and over to the 101 freeway. Only a slightly longer trip.
I got two hanks of Schaeffer Anne. I already have six or seven hanks of this yarn but have never tried to knit it. But the colors are irresistable. You can still smell the vinegar. For a change, the colors in the photo are pretty close to the actual yarn.
And these three hanks of Koigu we found hovering in a bin that was way below eye level. I don't know that this is one of their most brilliant colorways but Koigu at half price is not to be passed up. Again, the photo is pretty close to the real thing. Maybe a bit brighter than the yarn.
I don't expect that any of the firefighters that were there fighting the huge Griffith Park fire actually read my blog. But if there are any, or if you know any of them, please let them know how much we appreciate their efforts and success in containing that fire in as short a time as they did. And to the guy who may have started the whole thing, why do you think they have all those No Smoking signs?