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  • Kay, your finished wrap is beautiful. I especially like the third color of the border, that nicely completes it. And I think garter stitch is the most photographic of all stitches, especially when worn by Carrie! xo Tammy

    • Things to Know from The Daily Skimm:

      Shawling: Not something your grandma does. It’s apparently the new word you use when someone is wearing an off-the-shoulder top.

  • Thank you so much for the list of charities that are accepting donations to help the flood victims of the Baton Rouge area.

  • Love that wrap. Maybe roll it around an empty paper towel roll. That is how I save bits of paper.
    I made two pillow cases and donated some monsy for pillows. That was an great idea to give people a place to rest their heads.

  • Every morning brings a lovely piece from you ladies, but today’s especially so. When you get the Kon Marization for crescent shawls, please share. It has bedeviled me (and my shelves) for eons. More importantly, thanks for keeping the LA families in our minds eye and offering ways we can be helpful.

  • Love the shawl! Love the chance to help even more! Thank you.

  • I shared the original Baton Rouge post on Facebook and was happy to see that at least one of my non-knitter friends purchased a pattern as a gift for one of her knitting friends.

  • I second Martha’s comment about rolling shawls. I noticed my mother in law did that with her heirloom tablecloths – she used larger giftwrap-sized rolls as her core. That way the fabric doesn’t get creased.

  • Thanks. My sister’s husband is from Baton Rouge and both his parents had flooding in their homes. 🙁

    • I keep reading of this situation where older and younger generations are both out of their houses, adding enormously to the stress.

  • Why not hang the scarves over hangers. You could even put up hooks on an empty wall (yeah, right), and hang the hangers, with scarves on them, as wall decoration.

  • Here at 1 pm it’s 83F and 12 percent humidity. So maybe consider a desert vacation to block your handknits.

  • It’s not just Baton Rouge. Sadly, much of south Louisiana was flooded. We have several large rivers, and they all hit historic record highs, sending water into homes all along their floodplain. My mom’s house had 20″ of water in it. As I type this, I’m listening to the whine of saws hacking away the lower half of 40-year-old wooden walls, walls that I primed, painted and kept clean, walls that surrounded my family last Christmas. It’s funny what hits hardest. I didn’t mind seeing the cabinets and furniture hauled out to the highway, but hearing the walls dismantled is like watching something I knitted go up in smoke.

    • Just imagining that sound makes me sad. I’m so sorry for your loss, and hope you and your family are safe.

      • oh this breaks my heart. sending you healing prayers and knitterly love.

  • I roll up crescent shawls, and then stack them in a box (which has cedar balls in it for extra security)

  • Thanks for the links. So hard to know what to do.

  • thanks for posting good places to donate to help folks in Baton Rouge–now that I finally made some money this summer I am trying to pay some of it forward, so donated to one of the go fund me places you recommended via Emily. Love the shawl!