Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A Winner Never Quits

This was the motto of an amazing young man who I never had the opportunity to meet.

Adam Spector
I've been very fortunate to be able to hear and read the inspiring story of Adam through is brother...a coworker of mine.

Adam, lost an incredibly courageous fight to Hodgkin's Lymphoma a little less than two years ago. Having heard his story from his brother Andy, I was quite moved.

This year, Andy and his family have set up a 2-Mile Walk to Win to raise money to get to the point where no one would have to suffer through what Adam and his family did. The walk will benefit a research fund called The Adam Spector Fund for Hodgkin’s Research which goes directly to funding research at Memorial Sloan Kettering hospital.

Please help in any way you can.

For those of you in the Philadelphia area, the 2-mile walk will be held on Saturday, April 18th at Harriton High School, 600 North Ithan Avenue, Rosemont, PA 19010. Prior to the walk, registration will begin at 9:00 am near the Harriton High School parking lot. Look for the Whole Foods tent where you will register and pick up your t-shirt. The walk will begin at 10:00 am.

If you can participate in the walk, please do.

If you are unable to participate in the walk, please send this information to others, or help out with a donation Any donation would be one step closer to Adam’s vision. You can donate directly to Sloan Kettering by going to their donation page...please note that the contribution is in memory of Adam Spector. Of if it's easier, please feel free to sponsor me in the walk using PayPal using the link below.

Thank you for any help you can provide.

Current Knitting
I love the first 70 rounds of these lace designs that start in the center and get bigger as they go outward. It's near round 70 where it starts to slow down Here's what Le Soir d'Or looks like up through round 70.

Here's a more closeup view of the corner of the lace.

Total stitches each round is now over 500, and the stitch pattern gets a little more random and complex. We'll see how fast this progresses from now on.

Readers' Comments/Questions
Thanks for the linguists who read QueerJoe who were able to translate Federdolde. I love how Germans combine two words into one like that.

JellyDonut asks, "Would AVFKW work with the Print O' the Waves shawl?"

Yes, the silk I'm using for my current lace project (from A Verb For Keeping case you didn't recognize the acronym) would be perfect for the laceweight option of Print O' the Waves Shawl...I think.

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