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Friends in the Knitting World

by barbara waters

I just checked in at ravelry.com and found that someone new had friended me. The message read thus: John McCain has added you as a friend

see?


how about now?

Wanna know his favorite curse word? Heh . . . no, that’s it . . . according to “his” profile, his favorite curse word is heh . . . yeah, I know I use it a lot myself.

There are several political groups/forums over at ravelry. And, several of them are supportive of the McCain/Palin ticket. Others, of course, are for the other guys. Some of the forums are friendlier than the others. Some are more vindictive.

You would not believe just how intense a knitter can be - seriously. It’s surprising. Well, it is to me at any rate.

Personally, I will repeat it yet again as it apparently bears repeating, I would rather hear you say you had voted for the candidate opposed to my candidate . . . than hear you say you had not voted at all.

In my limited experience I’ve noticed that it’s the ones who do NOT vote who are the most vocal about whichever person attains a seat on the city council, school board, state senate or house, federal house or senate. The ones who do not vote are the ones who have the most to say about why this, that or the other person is wrong, incompetent, etc.

To those folks and the ones like them . . . I do not listen to your whining and complaining. If you don’t vote, you have lost your right to complain. If you voted . . . pull up a chair and fire away, my friend. Let’s talk about whatever you wanna talk about.

I think that’s fair . . . don’t you?

In knitting news, I finished a second purplemoose dishcloth and am working on a third. I’ve changed the pattern each time - it’ll be interesting to see which one is the final pattern I settle on, won’t it?

Have a great Thursday, everyone!


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