My discomfort was alleviated by an adoring fan on the island, who gave me chocolate chip cookies and bought me a cup of coffee: yes, I am that easy! Rose and her husband Rich stopped by with their children. Rich, who first didn't want to learn how to knit, finally sat for a tutorial, and ended up spending a couple of hours knitting with me and Rose. As you can see, he's a very happy customer!
Although Saturday had been really busy and saw a steady stream of people stopping by, Sunday was a little slower, which gave me the opportunity to do more work and finally attach some of the panels that friends have given me the last few weeks:
Photo courtesy of Bruce Monroe
New panels from Bernette, Liz, Megan and Willie have made it possible to reach the first branch of the largest tree.
As I write this, the post office just delivered the latest shipment from my mother and sister, who have been so instrumental in making this project a success. I will hang the panels this week, and hope to give them their own tree!