This is a blog about knitting, not politics so I won’t say much. It’s hard to ignore this particular elephant though. I’ll just say, I live in San Francisco and I love it here. Any pre-conceived notions, any stereotypes you associate with ‘San Francisco Values’, they’re likely true about me.
Today’s one small, consolation, I know I’m in the right place and I’m surrounded by the right people. The situation would be truly unbearable in any other case.
But, time is marching on so let’s pretend we’re interested in knitting today, shall we?
I spent yesterday handing out stickers and knitting.
I’m lucky enough to work a tiny precinct, not far from home. We had 20 or so voters in line at 7 am for the start of polling. The steady stream of voters lasted the first few hours. Eventually, it petered out and knitting time appeared! yaaaay! By the time we were gearing up for the after work crowd, I had an FO!
Simple blue & gold sleeves! I didn’t use a pattern, just knit a tube and left a thumb slit. The yarn did all work here – Nerd Girl Yarns Bounce & Stomp. I love the stripes. They’re delightfully wonky. Perfectly asymmetric, if you will.
I’m a bit sad they won’t be socks but I made them with my upcoming craft fair in mind! (Shameless Self Promotion Alert!) It’s at Prospect High School in Saratoga, Ca. Google tells me their school colors are blue and gold. The craft fair is put on as a fundraiser for the sports teams & the band! No one has more school spirit than those kids!
If you’re in the area, come say hi, even if you can’t shop! I have a feeling it’s could be as much of a trunk show as it is a craft fair! It turns out, I’ve knit so many shawls I can’t wear them all, even if I try! Even I’m surprised at how much stock I have for my booth! I’m bringing lots of shawls with me! It’ll be a great opportunity to try them all on and pet all the pretty cashmere!! I’m looking forward to seeing all the pretties together for the day, if nothing else!