Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Lockdown - Another Perfect Knitting Opportunity

At about 10:00 today I see the Sheriff's helicopter circling town and get a text message from my youngest telling me their school is in "lockdown." Well, that's a little scary - for her AND me! Luckily, I have some connections and the hubby's scanner, so I was able to find out what was going on. Apparently someone in custody at the police station, about 1/2 a block from the high school, slipped his handcuffs and ran out!

2 hours, literally locked in the classroom, not allowed to even get out of their chairs, except once to be escorted to the bathroom. Wow, big excitement for our little town. Thank goodness for cell phones - we were able to text back and forth and I was able to let her know at least there wasn't a mad gunman or something REALLY scary going on- oh yeah, and let her know that I realize they're trapped in there at lunchtime, but, no, I can't come slip a pizza under the door! I also told her she really should have some knitting with her to pass the time - I mean, really, a situation like that just screams for knitting!

And, yes, like a good mother I got right in my car and drove around the high school myself to see what I could see, which was every cop car in town posted around the school, and cops on every corner. Just a little un-nerving.

So, instead of leaving town to run errands, I sat around and knit until I knew it was all over, but it did give me a chance to finish my Ene's scarf!

And, check out what's sitting there on my pile of unblocked scarf. Kaity and I got our passports yesterday. Now we're officially ready for our Sea Socks Cruise in May. Woo Hoo!


At 12:34 AM, Blogger ~Kristie said...


Ene looks great all crumbled up. I can't WAIT to see her blocked though.

Congrats on getting your passports. That reminds me ....

At 2:06 AM, Blogger opportunityknits said...

Glad to know everything's ok now.
Look forward to seeing your Ene's Scarf. Hope you will post about the yarn you used as I want to knit Ene's scarf one of these days, just haven't found the right yarn yet.

At 3:34 AM, Blogger amylovie said...

That would have really freaked me out.

I guess your daughter is going to have to carry some "emergency" knitting with her at all times. I know I do!


At 5:52 AM, Blogger Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Rather unnerving to say the least. Would be hard to concentrate on anything more than mindless knitting for me. Like maybe socks!

At 6:09 AM, Blogger Donna Boucher said...

I'm glad everyone is alright!

Did you get the new fancy passport or the older version?

Two days apart.
I got a new-fangled, picture filled version.
So weird.

When is your cruise?

At 6:43 AM, Blogger Jennifer said...

That is very scary. I'm glad you had your knitting to help. I'd be a nervous wreck.

At 7:51 AM, Blogger Isela: Purling Sprite said...

That is a scary situation. You seem to have handled it very well :).

Now--can I be your sister or something so you can bring me on the cruise :D.

At 8:25 AM, Anonymous mom said...

I'm so ready for this cruise...got my handknit sox for each day, mad money tucked away, and clothes that aren't jeans! Get me!

At 8:48 AM, Blogger Tammy said...

Whoa! How awful! Two full hours and she didn't have any knitting with her?

Seriously though... how scary that would be so upsetting! I'm glad to know that everything is okay.

And you are a seriously fast knitter! Can't wait to see Ene blocked. Hey, maybe that's the shawl I need for Mexico! hmmm...

At 8:50 AM, Blogger Tammy said...

I think I left out a period... it shoud be "...how scary. That would be..."

And I meant knitting my own Ene, not taking yours. Unless, of course, no nevermind. :)

At 3:45 PM, Blogger Sonya said...

Yikes! That would be very scary. But definitely a situation that requires knitting.

I grew up in a tiny town and one afternoon my mom and brother were sitting on the porch shelling peas (hello rural America). She noticed a neighbor drive by slowly several times, but didn't know why. Later she found out the bank had been robbed and he was looking for the guy. Thanks for letting us know there's a bank robber on the loose, neighbor!

At 9:47 PM, Anonymous JessaLu said...

oh how scary - I'm glad everything is okay. I would have been a wreck.

I can't wait to see your Ene!

At 5:48 PM, Blogger Diana said...

Sea Sock Cruise? I am so very jealous!! So glad the lockdown wasn't a horrible experience but scary none the less.

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