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The adventures of a knitter in Tucson, AZ.

Monday, July 27, 2009


I just read the post from the 25th on The Yarn Harlot the blog of Stephanie Pearl-McPhee: knitter and humanitarian.

Some woman has been hateful to her. So, I want everyone to go to her blog, and comment. Tell her that American's are not these hateful people. Tell her that this vicious woman does not speak for American's. If you are a fan, tell her that.

Now, I think I am going to go to the book store and buy a new copy of her books.

This is my comment:

There are so many people in this world who you have helped and who love you. I know it hurts when someone is hateful and cruel. But just keep thinking of everyone who you meen something to. For me, you were teh first "knitting" think I found. And because of that, I joind my local Stitch 'n Bitch. This group of women have been good friends for years. I took your books with me to Africa and would read them when I had a bad day, and the dy seemed a little less bad. My dad would print up your blog entries and mail them to me. It was a 2 day trip to electricity and internet, but I would look forward to it and the first thing I would do after email was opening your blog. I got a copy of "Yarn Harlot" right before my nephews funeral (my sister was 8 months pregnant when she lost him). I read the essay about you finshing a sock for that baby, and cried and cried. ANd then felt a little better because we weren't the only family who went through that. I could go on and on about all the little things that made a big difference in my life. Hundreds of people can do that same.
We can list all the charities you've helped. All the money you've raised. All the friendships you've created. You've brought so much joy into this world. And you will be remembered for that. What will this woman be remembered for? Nothing. In a week, noone will remember she ever existed.

And remember this: obviously this person knows nothing about being American. We stand up. We support our friends. And we don't like people who matter to us to be attacked. American's have your back. Noone's got hers.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

And the clock ticks on...

Much randomness. Still job hunting. Filled out applications for a Unit Clerk position at TMC and a phone job a Geico. Hopeing to get my CNA. That should make it easier to get a job. Then save up money and get the hell out of AZ. We're really thinking of Boston. I like the schools there. Chris likes the schools there. Dan even wants to go. We can all get a house together. It'll be fun.

TAWN has been bugging us. Fall Fest is in September, and they want us to have a booth. We do every year. THis year, we most likely won't. The idea of boycotting Fall Fest this year has been discussed and approved by most everyone in the Coven. We all have different reasons, the main ones are
1-the price for an informational booth has gone up from $5 to $25. That's a huge increase, especialy since it isn't at a very good location. Usualy it is at Reid Park, which is a great place. It's a nice park. It's a nice location. It's right on a main road. This year it is at the Unitarian Church. Smaller, inside, off the road. Yes, it's on a main road, but there is a parking lot and trees between the building and the road. Less chance of walk in traffic.

2-TAWN treats us like crap. DHC was one of the founding members of TAWN. We've been around longer than anyone in town. But we're Garnderians. And whether you want to hear it or not, 90% of the pagan/wiccan community are a bunch of bigots. I have never met so many racists in my life. They insult me, call me names, treat me with such derision because of my religion! Can you believe it? And if you have the audacity to call them on such hypocracy, well then, you are judgemental and intollerant. I see no reason to be tolerant of anothers intollerance.

3-I was publicly insulted by a member of the TAWN Board. He insulted me as an official member of TAWN. I expect an official and public appology. Until that happens, I will have nothing to do with them. That's personal. But my Coven understands. Since my dad was put on moderated status on their elist for telling people that X is against the law, the law says Y, then when he told one of the board members (a different one than the one I had a problem with), the board member was told by the web moderator that my dad was taken off moderated status and the guy claimed he was never put on moderated status. Hmm...I guess all those months where his profile said "moderated" was a glitch in the system. Anyway, I have a problem with the lies, and my COven does as well.

4-They use people. They want us to do for them, but never are there when we need help. Patrick keeps asking for us to write something for Tapestry, the newsletter. But he only wants us to write what he wants us to write. They want us to be new agey, fluffy bunny lewellynites. Hate to break it to you incase you haven't figured it out but we're Gardnerians. We're educated, and we take our religion seriously. I'm not saying that non-Gards aren't and don't. I'm saying that we're asked to write drivel that will appeal to the lowest common denominator, and it needs to be ecclectic. Not going to happen.

On knitting news: I knit some flowers last night:

The pattern is from Lion Brand. I would link to it, but it's a bitch to find. It's from their "Flower of the month" thing. These are supposed to be roses.

I am also knitting a blanket for my neice. I wasn't going to post pics so far, but then realised that noone reads this

This is one of the pannels for the blanket. It is The Summer Garden Coverlet in Wool Ease. You can google the pattern. I'm making 3 different ones, for each of my neices. With any luck they will be done for christmas.