Recognizing Bad Behavior
Whenever I want to write about stupid people, doing stupid things, I always fear I am giving them undue recognition, and I might be better off just ignoring them.
It's no longer news, so many of you already probably have heard that Ann Coulter was asked to speak at a meeting of conservatives, and she ended up calling John Edwards a faggot.
Yes, I find her language hateful and ignorant and like a child trying to get as much attention as possible.
But what I find most deplorable, is that the core group of conservatives not only didn't censor her comments, but some of them even laughed and cheered. They also had to have known she would grandstand in some hateful, ignorant way when they invited her to speak, so they clearly encourage her despicable comments.
It just shows that the folks representing the conservatives in this country seem to enjoy hating.
I have just about finished the back of the colorblock sweater (I've finally decided that it will be a cardigan). I just have about 5 more rows and a little shoulder and neck shaping before it's finished.
Unfortunately, I didn't take a picture. I'll post one next week when it's done, and I've started the front.
As Marilyn mentioned in her blog, she and I visited Twist while she was down in my area. I completely agree with her, that it's impossible to enter that store without walking out with at least something wonderful.
Especially, when Deb, the owner, has all the Debbie Bliss yarn on sale for 40% off.
Here's what I ended up with.
First, I bought some of the Debbie Bliss, Baby Cashmereno. I thought these colors would make a great baby blanket. Deb, the owner of Twist, made a blanket with similar colors in linen stitch. That sounded like a very nice idea.
Like Marilyn, I was also quite pleased with two of the Lavold design books, so I picked up the two that I like.
Finally, I bought some additional Cascade 220 to make some long overdue felted clogs.
Like I said, I love that store.
Wily Generic writes, "I know you have a Robin spinning wheel in birdseye maple and I wonder what maintenance measures you perform?"
Very little. I only tighten the two allen-wrench bolts...nothing else.
Wily then goes on to asks, "Any hints for this particular wheel?"
Only one hint. Because of the type of tensioning this machine has, it sometimes pulls too hard on my singles. Someone told me that if you criss-cross the yarn back and forth a couple of times between guide-hooks, it reduces the tension-pull significantly. Other than that, the wheel works exactly as I had hoped.