Gobstopper Socks and other Threads of Change
For those of you experienced sock knitters who were wondering, "Did she start the second sock?", the answer is "yes." Everytime I have shared my accomplishment about my first sock with more experienced sock knitters, they congratulated me and promptly inquired if I had started my second one. Veteran sock knitters shared many stories about their experiences with lonely socks in their own unfinished projects closet; sock(s) who had never been given a partner. First of all, let me say that I have done a lot of dancing in my life and I am very good at hopping around so I have gotten plenty of use and exercise out of sock #1 already. This picture was taken yesterday and I am a lot further along now, already workin gon the heel. I am about By the way, in case you are wondering the yarn that I am using for these socks in Mille Colore by Lang These are very thick socks because I decided to do my first pair in worsted weight on #5 dpn's so that I didn't get too frustrated. Knitting with this yarn reminds me of "eating" gobstoppers as a kid. Remember those wierd big marble shaped candies that changed colors in your mouth. The good thing about yarn is that you don't have to open your mouth to see the colors change. This may have been socially acceptable at recess in 4th grade, but I find people are generally not interested in observing drool-coated candy at lunch meetings.
Speaking of change, tomorrow is Town Meeting Day here is Vermont-the day that Vermonters get a day off from work to participate in what may be one of the last holdouts of direct democracy in this country. This form of direct democracy is Vermonters opportunity to initiate change, to move the political gobstopper from red to blue or purple. Vermont's town meeting made national news last year when several towns passed resolutions to impeach that guy who lives in the White House, aka George W. Bush. While a town under 2,000 in Vermont may not have the power to initiate impeachment preceedings, this event showed that the "little people" do have a voice and, if it's loud enough, this voice might even be heard in our corrupt corporate media. So, if you live in Vermont, and you are reading this, plan to use your voice tomorrow. If you don't, someone else will speak for you. You can even get some knitting done while you're listening to other people's ideas. Rep. Mitzi Johnsono of South Hero did. There was a great picture of her knitting in yesterday's Free Press, but I can't seem to find it online. The article about this town meeting described Mitzi,
Rep. Mitzi Johnson, D-Grand Isle, settled into a seat with a skein of camel-colored yarn and a pair of knitting needles.Yeah, a knitting legislator! A woman after my own heart.