Sunday, August 13, 2006
Having trouble with the lace edging of Pi, I consult my oracle, author of "The Purloined Letter," Edgar Allen Poe. I show him my problem and ask his advice.
Poe takes Pi, pulls out his knitting bag, puts knitting needles in his hand, and quickly fixes my mistake.
Note his cool "Man at Work" tote bag:
After he puts the stitches to rights, I ask him if he would be so kind as to drape the shawl around his shoulders and allow me to take his picture for the Amazing Lace contest. He does--
--but then pulls out his pattern bookto show me the proper pose for the Pi Shawl, as shown by Norman Kennedy's mother:
P.S. For those of you who have followed the interconnected stories of Pi and my father's health (see 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5), I am pleased to report that after an extremely bad response to chemo and other drugs, his medications were adjusted and he is significantly stronger. Just as I approach the end of Pi, he approaches the end of his course of radiation. Thanks to all of you who have offered him your best wishes and me so much support and kindness.