Tuesday, February 28, 2006

The Medal!

Here is a copy of the Knitting Olympic Gold Medal that everyone who completed their projects earned. This is so awesome! I am amazed at the amount of work that Stephanie and her team did in organizing this event. I'm also impressed with the fact that over 4,000 knitters participated, supported each other, visited foriegn blogs and challenged themselves to be better. Maybe knitters should unite and run the world! At least everyone would be warmer.

My Dad and Grandpa Porgy came all the way up to our home again to help out. They are helping us fix some of the unique features that might not be appreciated by future buyers. This house has been a nightmare since we moved in. If we knew then the extent of work and the amount of money it required we would have burned the damned thing down and walked away when my in-laws died.

Brian is working hard down in Oregon and is still busy looking for permanent employment. It sucks having him away from home. But we are grateful for the work that he's doing and overwhelmed with our friends who are putting him up/up with him!

I'm putting together a 4th secret pal package! This has been lots of fun. Some are already discussing SP8! I don't know if I'll do that one. It depends on where we are living and how many other activities are in the works.

Time to run. We're out of milk again (we go through 5 gallons a week) and I need to pick up a birthday present for a boy in my daughter's class. I have no idea what 10 year old boys like and I don't know his mother, etc. Sounds like a candidate for a gift certificate!


Blogger ferg said...

Well Done! Heide. On the boys presents side of things...jokes and tricks are popular and the last thing I gave my 10 year old nephew was a very tacky (boys that age have minimal taste) metre high inflatable kangaroo, which he adored and called Bob! Tacky and tasteless goes well, Cheers Gillian

11:16 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy D. said...

Congratulations on the Gold Medal, so well done!
Good luck to Brian for finding permanent employment - fingers crossed that it'll happen soon!
Have fun knitting, and best wishes from Austria!

3:30 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Hurrah for your gold medal. I agree, the work that went into the KO is mind baffling, as is how many knitters jumped on board. It's impressive and makes me proud to have participated! I love your idea of knitters taking over the world - taking over the Olympics was a start! :) Sorry things are so tough for you right now, hang in there.

4:59 AM  
Anonymous Cindy said...

Your Gold Medal is beautiful Heide. We are all so proud of you. I didn't even sign up. Actually, I was in the Eddie Along. Just trying to keep up with the things I've started. I am so sympathetic about the house. We're here for the duration. We've put so much into it lately, we can't afford to move;))

8:10 AM  

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