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Knitherapy. (Or: Lambert you asked for it)

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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.

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Submitted by Swift Loris on

I used to knit like a fiend but haven't for many years. Just looking at your photos reminds my hands of the feeling of holding the needles and the rhythm of working the yarn. That's going to be a gorgeous sweater. Look forward to seeing more.

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Submitted by orionATL on

beautiful pictures, lost clown.

there is a delightfully timeless, medieval really, quality about these garments.

thought the talent to admire it is not,

the talent to do it is beyond me.

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Submitted by LostClown on

thanks! I have to finish as I am making a nice cotton tunic to wear to Denver, which is right after the Olympics. Very good timing DNC!

Go Hillary or Go Green!

Submitted by lambert on

Actually, seriously, when we're gardening, or cooking, or wine-making, or, now, knitting, we're being ourselves, and not "human resources" in thrall to vast, trans-human fictive persons...

[x] Any (D) in the general. [ ] ?????. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

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Submitted by Iphie on

My mother did all of those things -- sewing, knitting, embroidery, tatting, etc., but I never had the patience. I've been meaning to get back to photography though -- it is, as you say Lambert, an activity that is my own and not a part of any larger scheme.

I moved to a new apartment not too long ago that overlooks the Hudson -- I keep thinking I should begin to catalogue the various vessels I see there. I can't imagine what some of them are -- last week there was this huge, flat but really thin and long ship(?) that moved so slowly it was practically parked outside my window for almost a full day. I should have taken a picture -- somebody out there must know what it was.

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Submitted by LostClown on

thanks everyone. I swear it's easy. I mean, I learned how to do it...(my master plan, recruit more knitters through overly enticing knitting pictures on Corrente.)

I'll post a picture of it finished for y'all. Only 1/4 of the last sleeve and the cowl left.

Go Hillary or Go Green!

Submitted by lambert on

I swear it's easy ;-)

[x] Very tepidly voting for Obama [ ] ?????. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

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Submitted by RedQueen on

and stab people in the eye with knitting needle.

Oops- did I type that out loud

Voter disenfranchisement is a Republican tool. Don't be a Republican tool!

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Submitted by LostClown on

and carry sharp pointy sticks!

I will Lambert, I will!

Go Hillary or Go Green!