Monday, January 14, 2008

Politics, knitting and banking - oh my!


During this campaign season, I'm getting a lot of knitting done. I used to be a political maniac until 8 years ago, when the political landscaped changed to a totally unsurveyable cesspool of partisanship. That's when I picked up my needles again. I decided then that I was going to knit my way through all of the confusion. I read Greg Palast's, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. I learned that our voting rights ain't all that it is cracked up to be and that campaigns will probably go the way of that American Idle tv show.

Enough about that except after the crazy New Hampshire primary, my manic knitting has begun again...

Do you think if I cried, I'd be able to get out of Jaywalker purgatory?
I'm not allowed to move on to a different sock pattern until I master this one.


Which candidate is the most photogenic?
I finished this hat at one of my son's marathon basketball games (he plays Varsity and JV) 3 hours of basketball = 3 hours of knitting!

I gussied up the hats I made for my son's coach's new baby.
Do candidates kiss babies anymore?




These cute buttons are from Modern Yarn in Montclair, NJ.
Now that those pesky FDA regulations have been removed, it just might be healthier to eat these!

Look!

My pal Phyllis gave me this fun gag gift. It's a bank for me to save up for yarn! This will seriously come in handy with the recession looming. I wonder what Neil Bush thinks about the mortgage crisis?







Don't you just love this!

21 comments:

Sheila said...

The hats are adorable... I am so not politically inclined that DH harrasses me constantly.

Claudia said...

What a fabulous gift! And vintagey and all! I love it!

(get ready for more frantic knitting, I'm afraid)...

Virtuous said...

I loved how you interweaved in poltics in your post! :o)

OOh please tell me Jaywalkers are not that hard.....I dream of doing them during my "year of the sock!"

And luv the gag gift! Haha! Where did he get it from??

I agree @ Claudie re: more frantic knitting!

Patricia said...

The hats are very cute, as for candidates and babies, check this out.
http://lilsugar.com/942529
I heard about this dad on NPR's Weekend America.

Ina said...

??? From here your Jaywalkers look great. Love the speckled yarn. And love the yarn bank - but what does the government warning say?

sappmama said...

I was going to say something about politics. Then I saw those baby hats. Adorable! I love the flower.

If I can't get my hands on those buttons, I don't think I'll ever get over it. I went to the Modern Yarn site and they're not on there. I'll be calling the store tomorrow.

Hang in there with the Jaywalkers. They look great so far.

Janice said...

The hats all look great!! I also feel there is some knitting time ahead keeping up with the political scene. It drives me crazy most of the time!!!

del said...

I know what you mean about politics. It's only January & they're already running it into the ground.

At least you get in lots of knitting time. The hats are adorable. And that bank is great!

Beatriz said...

Hi Deb,
I'm posting a blogiversary yarn giveaway in a couple of days.

Beate said...

Oh, I hope they dont kiss the babies anymore!! The hats are cute, which one is the chosen one?
Whats about the jaywalker? did you see the mittens at Brooklyntweed?
I am hooked, wanna try it.

hakucho said...

I need one of those knitting banks...love the idea :)

Isn't knitting great...very relaxing and a good way to pass the time. I hate to hear that you're having trouble with the jaywalkers pattern. I want to try that one. I'm sending you good vibes so the remainder that you have left will go much easier ;)

happy knitting :)

hope said...

That bank is almost as adorable as those baby hats. I love them all. I haven't made any Jaywalkers yet but I love yours. Hope to see you soon.

Diane x hooky needle fingers said...

I love the hats. And that bank... OH I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE ONE!!!

BrownBerry said...

Perspective - that's what I love about coming by here - yours is always dead on. LOVE the knit hats too!!

Janet Richards said...

The gift is priceless :) How cute!!!

And I loved your blog entry - It's hard to not get sucked into the exciting race that is going on right now! I've had my glued to the TV moments!

Lynn said...

I love your hats!! They are adorable, esp with the embellishments.

AND OMG on that bank!!! LOL Where did she get it? Absolutely fabulous!

Mary Anne said...

Your hats are so sweet and adorable! and the jaywalkers are in a lovely colourway (even if they are misbehaving) ^.^

Deb-VA said...

Oooh - I want a yarn bank!!!

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

I do love the hat you knitted but I must say the baby hats win my vote ! "Jaywalker purgatory", that is too funny!

AR said...

Sweet knits!
I just love that bank. It's so cool. Whatta great friend.

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