I hope this image isn’t too large, I didn’t take the time to check. looking at it here, I feel like little progress has been made if you consider that this has been on the needles since August 28th, 2011. That’s right, more than 5 years now. I started with three rows of each yarn and am up to 9 rows. Once I got to 9, I was going to reverse back to three, finishing however wide that would be, nice and symetrical. Looking at my remaining yarn, I fear I might run out of one of my colors too soon, and that just won’t do.
Instead, I am going to keep increasing in the same progression, but if a color falls short, just move on to the next color, until all the yarn is gone. I can handle that sort of disarray better than the thought of symmetry going awry, a sort of planned defiance. There is something in that idea to mirror how I am feeling post election, but not something I can really think through at the moment.
Earlier today, a journal sentence came out of my brain and I repeated it to my camp friends via fb: “I have been getting little bits of work done at my desk… but mostly I am knitting…and I am feeling a furiously manic energy flow through me to the needles right now”
There was some commenting but then my friend Mary Anne Radmacher replied to me privately, too. She said. “You are manically meeting (I think meeting is supposed to be making) because you are cosmically or energetically knitting together the broken bones of our dreams. Please, keep knitting.
And so I knit. We all need a Mary Anne Radmacher to have our backs!
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