Knitherapy. (Or: Lambert you asked for it)
Awhile ago Lambert welcomed knitters from Ravelry, more specifically coming from the Just Hillary group. (Though he didn't know that.) He said he wished we posted about knitting. So I am posting about knitting and our lovely group, but there are lots of pretty pictures.
Here's my (almost finished) latest project:
This is the back piece.
And the front:
I am going to join them to knit a cowl neck because
I am obsessed with cowls. OBSESSED. They are the bee's knees. The sleeves look like this:
But back to the group that brought knitting to the map. The Just Hillary group has not only been a great source of support and inspiration during this primary season, but it also fed the addiction. We held fundraisers where everyone who donated money would then be entered into a yarn swap. So not only did we help Hillary, but we got a shiny new box of knitting things. Even though I did not participate in the swap ($$) I was traveling to IN to do some work for Hillary so some anonymous knitter sent me this:
I also received a rather large box of more yarn from a grateful fellow knitter for digging up a copy of the WomenCount PAC ad. They also donated money and a plane ticket for me to be their emissary to the DNC this summer. And we're not done.
Every 2 years there is an event called the Knitting Olympics. They take place during the Olympics (natch) and you cast on when the torch is lit and (hopefully) bind off when the torch is extinguished. But we have a team we're calling Give 'em Hill and you can find out about our team and a link to the yarn, which is handspun and dyed by one of our members at a website set up by another of our members here.
Future knitting posts will probably be less politics, more knitting, but really, what can be more political then making your own clothes? Or as I am learning to do, making your own yarn to make your own clothes with? These things like growing food, making clothes, building things; these are more political then anything else we have been talking about IMNSHO.