Tuesday, September 11, 2007
One of the things that kept me sane in the days after September 11, 2001
In the days following the attacks, I, like so many others, found it hard to tear myself away from the news coverage. There were several things that kept me going in those first few days... reading "Lord of the Rings", knowing that a friend of mine who worked at the top of the north tower wasn't in his office yet that day and was okay, going ahead with the public viewing on Sept. 12 at the telescope I run at work (which was very well-attended that night by people wanting to get away from their TVs for a while) and stitching the Tower of London design you see above. It gave something to do with my hands while the news coverage droned on in the background. I'll probably always think of those days when I see this design.
The pattern is from Heritage Stitchcraft, designed by Susan Ryder. I finished it in around October 2001, but I still haven't gotten around to framing it.