Elizabeth Zimmermann famously said, "Knit on, with confidence and hope, through all crises." And I have tried to do that, though on Saturday I found it extremely difficult. Before this weekend, the only other time I have found myself unable to knit was when I had appendicitis. Now, though, I am once again finding it a real comfort.
One project that I'm determined to finish soon is my Swing Left socks, which will be done in time for me to wear on Election Day. I'm already on the gusset of the second sock, so I'll likely be done even before the end of the week.
|Please excuse the dirty windowsill.|
I normally try not to get political on the blog, because although knitting can be a political act, it typically isn't a partisan one. But as one of the rabbis reminded us on Sunday, the American people look to our leaders for guidance of how to treat one another, and tragedies can happen when people hear the bigoted rhetoric of some of our leaders and use it as an impetus to do violence. If you aren't satisfied with the leadership of your elected officials, you can tell them so, but the most powerful thing you can do is vote. So if you are an American citizen who is eligible to vote, and you haven't done so already, please make a point to do so! I don't care who you vote for or if your views are entirely opposite to mine -- it's a right and a privilege to be able to cast your ballot.