There are so many fun projects pulling me in so many different directions. Socktober. Snowmelt KAL. Hale-Bopp KAL. Loopy Academy. I can’t do everything . . and then there are all the spring gardening chores and work with the fruit trees.
But, there’s a shawl pattern, Meet Me in the Middle, I saw yesterday and a KAL that starts February 19 and goes through the end of March.
Even if you are not a knitter, please click on the link and read the designer’s words. She lives in southern Siberia but what she wrote seems so applicable to our situation here in the United States right now.
There is so much political strife and division and anger and hostility, it breaks my heart. Yesterday I was telling Vince about some things happening on Ravelry and I was telling him how uncomfortable I feel there these days. It isn’t because of fact that there’s so much disagreement over the election but it’s because some people have chosen to use words that I just don’t want to see in print or even hear spoken. If I were in my favorite restaurant or at my favorite any thing and those words were spoken on a regular basis, I would stop going. Vince said “I guess you’re going to have to find a new place to hang out” and that made me sad . . I’ve learned so much through Ravelry, met so many nice people and, whether I’m being a prude or whatever . . it just doesn’t feel the same for me right now. Hopefully things will calm down and I will feel differently soon.
But, just when I was feeling a bit of despair, I came across the Meet Me in the Middle shawl, read the words from this Siberian knitter and felt a bit more comfortable. I’m going to do this KAL . . even if it means not doing Sock Madness. I need to associate with knitters who want to work together, with knitters who realize it’s ok to have different opinions, that calling names and saying bad words is NOT working together.
So, check it out. If you go to the knitter’s Ravelry group (link on the pattern page), there’s a code (or there was last night) where you can get the pattern for free.
Now . . to dig through the stash and see what I can find to use. I’m sure I have two skeins of some fingering weight yarn that will work just fine for this project.