Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-10-2007, 09:28 AM   #1
Knitting the Flap
larudden's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 469
Thanks: 137
Thanked 77 Times in 59 Posts
OT - Smelling Smoke in Orlando!
Gosh, I just walked outside and got a huge whiff! There are wildfires here in FL and I'm just feeling so sad about the devastation it causes. I keep thinking about all the animals getting displaced and all the lives that are affected by fire.

Where's the rain when you need it?

Blessings, Leslie
"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4
larudden is offline   Reply With Quote


This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 05-10-2007, 09:47 AM   #2
1st Leg of the Journey
DoulaLyndsey's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 239
Thanks: 24
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Send a message via AIM to DoulaLyndsey Send a message via Yahoo to DoulaLyndsey
Isn't it awful? I'm in Ft. Lauderdale, less than a mile from the Everglades and the smoke is thick here. I actually had to drive to an appointment yesterday evening and had to turn my headlights on so others could see me through the haze. It's sad to think of all the land being destroyed and all the animals displaced.
~Lyndsey, mom of 3, obsessive knitter, birth doula, future midwife, and Harry Potter fanatic
Hippy Mama Knits

DoulaLyndsey on Ravelry

Currently working on:
-Lotus Blossom Tank (for me!)
-socks for step dad for xmas
-Fiber Trends felted clogs for great-aunt for xmas
-Sun Ray shawl from Elann for grandma for xmas
DoulaLyndsey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2007, 10:32 AM   #3
Instepping Out
Silver's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Orange Park, FL
Posts: 3,949
Thanks: 854
Thanked 669 Times in 351 Posts
Oh man yesterday it was so thick we could SEE the smoke, and we're a good 40+ miles from the nearest fire which is in Keystone Heights... we're in Orange Park, just outside of Jacksonville. I know our suffering is nothing compared to those who's homes are threatened, but the smoke has been giving us headaches, nose and throat irritation, stinging eyes... Miserable!

We need rain!!!! That piddly little sup-tropical storm Andrea is looking like it's just more of a tease than anything.

Anyone know how to do a rain dance?

Silver's Sock Classes
Shop: On The Town Knitting Bags, hand made elegant small project bags.
My Blog, Write | KBelle on Ravelry | ComeToSilver on Plurk | Puppies, Jinx & Hex Photos & Videos
Silver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2007, 10:35 AM   #4
Turning the Heel
Stonington's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: n. sebago, me
Posts: 995
Thanks: 58
Thanked 45 Times in 40 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to Stonington
Stay safe. My husband just texted me.. he is doing one right now.. only we are no where near the fire danger you all are.. he just wants his lawn to turn green. Sending Rain thoughts your way.

On Needles/Hook: Corner 2 Corner Afghan

"The Last Time I Was Me" by Cathy Lamb
Listening in the Car:
"Fortunes Daugher"
by Alice Hoffman

Stonington is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2007, 12:56 PM   #5
Jan in CA
Mod Squad
Jan in CA's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,719
Thanks: 1,715
Thanked 8,898 Times in 7,247 Posts
I live in southern CA and my DH is a retired firefighter. We've seen our share of these fires, too. I hope both our states get some rain soon! (Here in CA it's the lowest rainfall on record!)

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive

Jan in CA is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do I prevent my knitting from smelling like wet dog after blocking? firedancer41dmb How-to Questions 4 10-26-2009 06:30 PM
Old Shale Smoke Ring Miss Kittie General Knitting 6 10-01-2008 08:30 PM
Smoke Damage brightspot The Lounge 13 11-27-2007 11:35 PM
Cig Smoke in yarn Bunnyblossom How-to Questions 11 02-11-2006 02:18 PM
January 7th in Orlando .... Debbie General Knitting 10 12-05-2005 07:00 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:57 PM.