This isn’t knitting related, so if that’s what you’re here for, scroll down.
I don’t talk about politics much, but I need to get this off my chest. Yes- killing Bin Laden is a victory for the US, but there are other ways to celebrate victories than partying in the streets. It seems distasteful to me, and a little too similar to people partying in the streets when America is attacked. I’ve been mulling this over, and I think for me it’s a little like killing my own meat birds. Both are necessary for my way of life (I enjoy humanely raised free range meat AND freedom and democracy) But having a party, gloating, or making jokes about either thing seems more than a little uncouth. Didn’t we used to have sombre, respectful celebrations when a battle was won, but the war wasn’t over? What about a little prayer/reflection for everyone who has given their lives in the process or died as a casualty of the fighting? Can’t we celebrate freedom with rejoicing in the death of another?
She was an excellent model and very willing to wear a coat and mittens in spite of it being one of the warmest, sunniest days so far this spring!
Now I get to start my new favorite part – pattern layout! I have plans for this clock/time/hand themed e-book… Big plans!