I’m @ College!!!!!

And it is sooo much fun!!! I’m Lovin’ it here, and I finally get to use wi-fi.

Not much progress on the knitting front. Hoping to finish my February Lady Sweater for Monday, but not holding out much luck – having too much fun doing stuff!!!

Hoping to catch the first Presidential Debate tonight, though. I finally get to vote in an election!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(omg, that title is sooo cheesey!!! But I hate writing titles!!!!)

Link

Yeah, I had the link to the Sarah Palin site ( http://womenagainstsarahpalin.blogspot.com/ ) (Thanks Stephanie, for pointing that out!) and now my mom and I are getting all  these emails with great slogans for anti-Palin tshirts. Like this:

I also want to make a shirt that says “Just Say No….to Sarah Palin.” It is my STRONG belieft that Just Say No (ie, Just Say No to sex, drugs & ciggarettes) don’t work…this is discussed in Meg Cabot‘s “Ready or Not”.

So….yeah! Going to go work on the header now. Finally.

Women Against Sarah Palin

Okay, It’s late, but I found this in my inbox when I got home from work and had to post it:

We are writing to you because of the fury and dread we have  felt since the announcement of Sarah Palin as the Vice-Presidential candidate for the Republican Party. We believe that this terrible decision has surpassed mere partisanship, and that it is a dangerous farce—on the part of a pandering and rudderless Presidential candidate—that has a real possibility of  becoming fact.

 Perhaps like us, as American women, you share the fear of what Ms. Palin and  her professed beliefs and proven record could lead to for ourselves and for our present or future daughters. To date, she is against sex education, birth control, the pro-choice platform, environmental  protection, alternative energy development, freedom of speech (as mayor she wanted to  ban books and attempted to fire the librarian who stood against her), gun control, the separation of church and state, and polar bears. To say nothing of her complete lack of real preparation to become the second-most-powerful  person on the planet.

 We want to clarify that we are not against Sarah Palin as a woman, a mother, or, for that matter, a parent of a pregnant teenager, but solely as a rash,  incompetent, and all together devastating choice for Vice President. Ms. Palin’s political views are in every way a slap in the  face to the accomplishments that our mothers and grandmothers and  great-grandmothers so  fiercely fought for, and that we’ve so demonstrably benefited from.
 
*First and foremost, Ms. Palin does not represent us. She does not demonstrate or uphold our interests as American women. It  is presumed that the inclusion of a woman on the Republican ticket could win over women  voters. We want to disagree, publicly.*

 *Therefore, we invite you to reply here <womensaynopalin@gmail.com> with a short, succinct message about why you, as a woman living in this country, do > not support this candidate as second-in-command for our  nation.* Please include your name (last initial is fine), age, and place of  residence.  We will post your responses on a blog called “Women Against Sarah Palin,”  which we intend to publicize as widely as possible. Please send us your  reply at your earliest convenience—the greater the volume  of responses we
receive, the stronger our message will be.

 Thank you for your time and action.

 *VIVA!*

 Sincerely,

 
Quinn Latimer and Lyra Kilston
 New York, NY
 womensaynopalin@gmail.com

 ***PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY!* If you send this to 20 women in the next hour, you could be blessed with a country that takes your concerns seriously. Stranger things have happened.

That’s all the politics….for now.

 

SAY NO TO SARAH PALIN!!!!!!

WIPs

Okay, so I got out the camera and photographed all the WIPs I plan on finishing any time in the near future.

Here they are, in no particular order.

My clapotis....in a sparkly pink yarn!

My clapotis....in a sparkly pink yarn!

This is the Clapotis I started with yarn I bought at Tangle Knitting Studio’s going out of business sale. I decided I needed a sparkly wrap….I like sparkly. And pink.
My February Lady Sweater

My February Lady Sweater

Status: In progress.

On the right is my February Lady Sweater. I’m knitting it out of Ultra Alpaca. I’m stalled on the sleeves but I reallly eant to get it done.
Status: In slow progress.
I’m not going to post pics of any of the socks that I have going right now…they’re Christmas presents.
But I can show you this:
This is my Button Your Raglan Sweater (love Laura Chou’s patterns!!!).
Button your Raglan in recycled wool/angora blend dyed with koolaid.

Button your Raglan in recycled wool/angora blend dyed with koolaid.

And now I have to post this and run to work. More later!!!

Pictures

If you’re from the Portland area, and/or you see me regularly, you know that I got to meet Stephanie Pearl-McPhee when she came to Portland last April. (She was here in June of 2007, and I couldn’t go because the band had to play at the high school’s graduation).

Well….

Caroline with Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, April 2008
Caroline with Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, April 2008

I finally have a picture up here to show you!!!!! Her talk was really funny – the event was sponsored by Blue Moon Fiber Arts, who sold her book (Things I Learned from knitting, whether I wanted to or Not) as well as a special Socks that Rock lightweight in a special colorway (Knitters Without Boarders) to benefit Knitters Without Boarders. I bought a book and a skein of yarn (which I made into a pair of Monkeys) and I took the books I already had and got all of them autographed (yes, they are coming with me to the dorm!).

I loved her talk, and I liked not being the only person knitting during a talk (the way I was through most, though not all, of high school).
I’m glad that WordPress fixed the problem that made it a pain in the butt to post pictures last winter, and I promise more pictures from now on!!!!!!!

How I feel about the 2008 Presidential Election

First, go read Stephanie’s post on Sarah Palin.

Next, know that I COMPLETELY agree with her.

I usually discuss politics, but PLEASE DON’T VOTE FOR MCCAIN BECAUSE PALIN IS A WOMAN, OR BECAUSE YOU THINK SHE’S JUST LIKE HILLARY CLINTON, BECAUSE SHE IS NOT.

Starting with, abortion, and just about a million other things.

When you vote in this year’s election, please, look at both parties nominee’s veerrrrry carefully before voting. Please!!!! Like if McCain got elected and then died (he’s not in very good health) and Sarah Palin was our first woman president….

…let’s just say she’d be a pretty crappy one.

(I don’t think abortion is right, but women need to have choices. Period. And if I was raped, I might have an abortion).

(Besides, illigalizing abortion is NOT going to help, because there would be VERY dangerous illegal abortions).

(And, FPS, what is up with her daughter being pregnant? Y’know, just saying no to sex isn’t the answer, you have to tell people what will happen if they don’t say no, besides pregnancy. Like STDs.)

Okay, that’s my rant. For now.