presidential election

Glad to be wrong

When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.~ Benjamin Franklin

I really didn’t think it could happen.  I believe that the United States, as wonderful as it is, is a racist country in some pretty fundamental ways.  As was written by Shoghi Effendi in the 1938:

…racial prejudice, the corrosion of which, for well-nigh a century, has bitten into the fiber, and attacked the whole social structure of American society…

The Advent of Divine Justice

So I really didn’t think we, as a nation, were this far along.  You might never hear this from me again, because I really do love to be right all the time…but I am so GLAD to be WRONG!


There is knitting happening: I am slogging through the Cabled Tam; I added another repeat’s worth of increases and am now trying to do cable decreases that don’t look awful.  SInce I’ve not done it before, it’s rather a puzzle to me.  And I’m almost done with all the afghan squares for this round of swapping.  Note to self: never try blackberry/trinity stitch again – it is NO FUN.


I got this groovy thing from LesleyD‘s blog.  Please feel free to do it yerself.  If you do – let me know’ cos I wanna see what you’ve done.

The official rules are mark with bold the things you have knit at least once, with italics the ones you plan to do sometime, and leave the rest.

Garter stitch
Knitting with metal/wire
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up
Knitting with camel yarn

Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down
Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled yarn
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with banana fiber yarn
Domino knitting (modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn

two end knitting
Charity knitting

Knitting with soy yarn

Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Graffiti knitting
Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
Teaching a child to knit
American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
Knitting to make money
Button holes
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting
Dyeing with plant colors
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars
Olympic knitting
Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn
Knitting with DPNs
Holiday related knitting
Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking

Dyeing yarn
Knitting art
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener BO
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO

Knitting and purling backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with self-patterning/self-striping/variegating yarn
Stuffed toys
Baby items
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Freeform knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mitts/arm warmers
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Hair accessories
Knitting in public