Auntie Ann Knits

Friday, November 14, 2008

Love will Prevail

Someday I will post knitting pictures for you, I promise. I have even made some stitch markers that I think are very cool, and that I use to count rows and pattern row repeats. They are similar to those row counter bracelets, but they're stitch markers.

But for today, I think it is more important that I show you this short film, titled "Love Will Prevail", featuring my brother and BIL, about the aftermath of the passage of Proposition 8 here in California.

Tomorrow, November 15th, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. PST / 1:30 p.m. EST, there will be simultaneous protests against Proposition 8 and the other anti-marriage equality propositions that passed in Florida, Arkansas and Arizona on Nov. 4th

Most protests are at your local City Hall, or you can check for more details.

And remember -- Love Will Prevail.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Keith Olbermann on Prop. 8 and a new spinning wheel

I promise, this is still a knitting blog. I have some pictures to post and everything.

At the moment, though, I am still extremely disturbed over the passage of Proposition 8 here in California. I went to one protest last weekend, and intend to go to another this coming weekend. On Nov. 15, there will be coordinated protests across the nation, from California to NYC. If you have any interest, check here.

Keith Olbermann of MSNBC had this to say on the subject of Prop. 8's passage:

The only thing that would have made it better would have been if he had said this before the election. Well, can't have everything.

In other (knitting-related!) news, I won a spinning wheel. The Knitters for Obama group on Ravelry had a contest to promote donations to the campaign, and I won a Louet S51 Double Treadle (DT) Finished Spinning Wheel. Is that awesome, or what? As soon as I figure out how to put it together, I'll be able to take on the challenge of learning to spin.

Just what I need, another hobby! The wheel is quite beautiful, though. DH, the woodworker, admired the lovely maple of the wheel and the workmanship. High praise, coming from him.