The Thick of It

And I don’t mean the Malcolm Tucker version.  We’re really in the thick of a general election campaign … and all I can think of is knitting, crochet, and weaving.  Now I know it’s an obsession, not JUST a hobby.

My new loom arrived, was duly unpacked and I am deliriously happy as it’s such a beautiful piece of kit.  It’s an Ashford Knitter’s Loom 70 cm – it folds up and fits into a bag for easy portability.  It’s begging to be warped up but I’m being very disciplined and finishing my WIPS first.

The shawl in the photo took me 2 weeks 2 days to complete and was a joy to do.  That was done 3 weeks ago on Sunday and since then I’ve knitted myself two lacy scarves and made an afghan with granny squares – it just needs the squares joining up.  Not a problem thanks to YouTube.  Then I can settle down to my new toy.

But back to the election … anyone would think Mrs. DisMay is running for president, when all I hear is “Vote for ME, MY team, I want …”  She is so egocentric.  Then I listen to Labour people:  Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell and others, and I hear “WE want, OUR view is …”  The Tory manifesto is uncosted and will hurt even staunch Tory voters – how stupid, or how arrogant, to put forward such policies when you are trying to make people vote for your party.  The Labour manifesto is one of hope for a better future.  Most people are realistic and know that things won’t suddenly be right overnight, but the thought of a brighter future can only be good.  We live in hope.

But back to my love of yarncraft. On Sunday I shall be in Birmingham with the Knitting and Crochet Guild doing some Aran knitting.  All I have to do now is find the machete and hack my way through the jungle that purports to be my back garden, and attempt to get into my shed to rescue my pack of Aran wool.  I may be gone some time …

See you soon … I hope!



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