Monday, April 25, 2005

God Bless America

This sentiment pisses me off more than I can tell you.

Self Centered Pricks
First, let me start off by saying that I love living in this country, but I will never understand putting up signs and sticking on bumper stickers that say "God Bless America".

Why don't they say "God Bless The World"? Or perhaps, "God, Thanks For All America's Blessings"? Or at least "God Bless Other Countries So They Can Know America's Blessings"?

Doesn't it seem a little selfish and perhaps even xenophobic to ask your version of the almighty to just bless this country?

If it's a sign of loving spirituality, it clearly fails miserably.

If it's a sign of patriotism, it makes us seem a lot needier of blessings than we are.

If it's a sign of a group of lemmings who thinks it's a good idea to have the words God and America in one bumper sticker, it does a fine job.

Knitting
I did a minimal amount of knitting on the current sock project.

I finished the first sock, I'm almost up to the heel on the second sock. I know it's not much, but I also got some spinning in this weekend which I'll discuss in my next post.

The other thing I did was finish the Communion Shawl.



I added the fringe and re-blocked it, and it came out just beautifully.

I also wrote up the pattern and published it out on TheKnittingVault.com in case anyone is interested in purchasing the pattern.

Next Knitting Project
Thaddeus and I went yarn shopping this past Saturday. I was looking for yarn for the upcoming baby blanket project.

We first went to "Knitting To Know Ewe" near Wrightstown, PA. Stupid name, but lovely store. I was dismayed to see a lot of novelty yarn, and a class in session of five women knitting glitzy scarves or shawls. They didn't have an appropriate yarn for my project.

Then I went to "Stitch Inn" in Lahaska, PA. I have been to this store before, and I figured they would have a DK weight superwash wool in green or yellow.

No such luck, so I finally went to my closest yarn store, and while they didn't have an DK weight superwash at all, I ended up getting a nice pale yellow baby weight superwash.



I've always enjoyed working with Dale Baby Ull, so I'll just adapt the pattern and hope that I calculated the amount of yarn I need accurately.

Readers' Comments/Questions
Debi asks: "Would you consider blogger mentorship?" after having numerous problems with Blogger help.

In my early days of blogging, I did help some folks with their blogs, but it got to be somewhat overwhelming. There are tons of good tutorials on the web to do what you're trying to do, and when all else fails, you can always find something in a web site you like and click on the "Edit" and then "View Source" menu option in Internet Explorer to see how it was done.

Thanks to Michelene for the preview of IK. I'll be looking for it, since it seems to be the best of the major magazines.

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