Help Ricky Tims Find Bohemian Rhapsody

Update: Bohemian Rhapsody is found, apparently thanks to the outcry and connections of quiltmakers! Nice work, everyone!
I am not a member of the Quilt Show and I know only peripherally about Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson (don’t dislike them, BTW). I am, however, generally annoyed with airlines and air travel and United Airlines in particular.

I heard from Douglas Eagleson of Kona Bay that Ricky lost his Bohemian Rhapsody quilt due to UA baggage error. It is described in Ricky’s blog post. United Airlines policy about customer service seems to be non existent.

I was going to tell Ricky to have his local TV station get on board and do an investigation, but I am prevented from leaving a comment on his blog since I am not a member. I could join, but am just too lazy.

One of Libby Lehman’s quilts was in the bag as well. I think that United has a fee per bag, so it makes me wonder what passengers are paying for if not to keep their bags secure.

Keep your eye out. it may show up online

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Is Bohemian Rhapsody Lost Forever?
February 22, 2010

I have returned from the most fantastic trip to Dubai only to have the joy and excitement overshadowed by the fact that United Airlines has lost one of my bags. What was inside? Along with the unique and wonderful items I obtained in Dubai was my quilt, Bohemian Rhapsody.
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Knitted Scarf Complete!

Knitted Scarf: complete
Knitted Scarf: complete

When we went to the North Coast, I also brought along this scarf, which I discussed before. I only had a few rows to knit before I was ready to bind it off.

I knitted a few rows and started to bind it off. When I had about 10 more stitches to bind off, I realized that I didn’t have enough of a tail to finishing the binding off. I was in a patient mood, so I unbound what I had done and unknitted a row, then bound the scarf off.

This was a really good reminding experience. I have knitted a few things and once I get going, I am ok. I liked the stitch, especially since the edges don’t curl. It is no great masterpiece, but I enjoyed working on it.

I didn’t measure it, but you can see the approximate length (25″??) because the charm pack is 5×5″.

I would like to get more yarn and make another scarf. I don’t think this one is long enough, so perhaps I will use 2 skeins next time. Perhaps I have a knitting needles roll in my future?

Thanks to Michele and Ginny for getting me going on this project.