Saturday, December 22, 2007

One for the Handknit Hall of Fame.

I survived another semester.

I always hate how when you turn in your last exam, there's never confetti & balloons and people serving cake. It feels like such a big deal to me, yet the proctors rarely even look me in the eye. That's ok, I'll find my own cake.

I'm back home in Tennessee for the holidays and knitting away. I've finished up a few things but forgot to pack my camera cord, so pictures will have to wait.

Here's a neat story. Al Gore is my hometown hero. Everyone loves him. Some people from my community went to Norway to support him when he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize recently. They decided to take him a scarf from my church's shawl ministry - after all, who needs more prayer than a man who is trying to save the world & has won an Emmy, an Oscar and a Nobel Peace Prize in the past year? Turns out, they took him one that I had contributed!! He's definitely a man that I have admired for many, many years and I deeply respect the work that he's doing now. It's really cool to know that if only for a brief moment, he held one of my handknits.

12 comments:

shell said...

How cool! So now he has a hand knit from you- That is really neat to know.

Congrats on getting the semester finished. I agree- they really should supply you with balloons and confetti --- and a really good chocolate cake!
Enjoy the holidays at home.

Jennifer said...

congrats on finishing the semester and congrats on al using your scarf - that's awesome!!

Opal said...

Congratulations on the finished of the semester! *throws virtual confetti for you*

That is so cool that Al Gore has one of your handknits! You are just about famous now!

NH Knitting Mama said...

That is so cool - what a great story!

KSD said...

That is so tremendous. Wonder how the Carthage folks fared in Norway??

Merry Christmas!! Maybe our paths will cross at a Nashville yarn shop or two. . .

DancingFish said...

How cool! Al Gore is the best! Congrats on another semester completed!

Elaine said...

Oh WOW! Having your scarf go to the Nobel Prize ceremony is ultra-cool. That's almost like hugging him! I'm sure that also says that they thought that your scarf looked really great - they wouldn't give one of the crummy-looking ones to him. So double congrats.

And I know just what you mean about expecting something wonderful to happen when you hand in your last final/paper and what a let-down it can be. But you are one semester closer to being done and that is great, and you are home for the holidays, and that is great.

I hope this is a wonderful, joyous, and peaceful new year!

Jen said...

OMG, your scarf is pretty much famous now. That's awesome! :)

Merry Christmas!

Sarah said...

OMG! That's freaking awesome!

staciesadventures.blogspot.com said...

That is so cool! Now you can say that something you knitted is being worn by someone with **international** fame. Well deserved fame too.

Looking forward to seeing the stuff you've been knitting and gifting.
~Stacie

Donna said...

Wow, do the have a picture for you? That is so great. Congrats on finishing the semester.

Kathy said...

Wow! Al's rockin' your scarf, totally cool!
Happy New Year!