Thursday, November 6, 2008

Inauguration Day Scarf!

Here's the scarf I started on election day. It's hemp/wool pencil roving on size 6 needles, using the Misty Garden scarf pattern (Jo Sharp) from Scarf Style. The roving is from DZined/Debi Daniels.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Election Eve

I think that in my last post I mentioned how, at best, I am cynical about politicians. When I think about it, I realize that I have never voted in a presidential election where I felt that I was not gritting my teeth and making a choice between the lesser of two (or three) evils.

Until now.

The fact that I really, consistently, genuinely like what Obama has to say about things that I feel are important is almost baffling to me. I can’t decide whether this happy or sad. Happy because I actually feel like I am voting for someone I respect and *gulp* trust. Or sad because it took so long to get here…

At any rate, I haven’t been spending any time with my mobius/scarf since about three rows after my last post. I think that was way back before the Democratic nomination went to Obama. One week in particular, I was so fed up with the ridiculous infighting going on between the Obama and Clinton camps. When it was time to start a new row on my mobius, I pulled out this scary, gaudy, awful novelty yarn and started to knit with it.

I think this was the beginning of the end.

The thing began to look more and more like an intestine wearing a cheap feather boa that had been chewed on by a cat. Let’s just say I did not think happy thoughts when I worked on it…

At around the same time, I started working on a lace shawl with some gorgeous hand dyed tussah silk. I loved the yarn, I loved the pattern, I loved the rhythm of the lace chart. Working on this project made me feel gooooood.

I had and idea. It’s an idea that’s been steeping in my head for months.

If McCain wins, I’ll finish the Inaguration Day Intestine/Mobius/Scarf/Beast. I won’t like it, but I’ll wear it. Then I’ll give it to the cats to destroy…

If Obama wins, I’ll finish the Handsome Triangle for Inauguration Day, and be happy that something beautiful prevailed.