Steady on

I know this is a knitting blog, and I almost never get political, but it feels like I couldn’t write a post in the wake of the tragedy in Orlando without saying something. There are families shattered by unspeakable horror due to ridiculous gun violence right now. There is no reason one human being needs an assault weapon that can end the lives of 50 others in minutes. It’s 2016. We as human beings can come up with a better way to live that doesn’t involve guns being readily accessible. I have hope that we can come to grips with this as a society and better ourselves, but that doesn’t take away the present pain of the friends and families of those that were slaughtered. My thoughts and prayers for peace are with them. Please send them thoughts of peace and love if you feel so inclined. No one should have to face such horror and my heart goes out to you, Orlando. notchedThe Notched Hem Tank is still living on my needles. It feels like I’m making very little progress on any one project because I keep jumping around from project to project with little concentrated focus on only one. I’m working on a baby/kid design that’s been taking a good deal of mental energy and revising to get just what I want. For that project I designed then knit an entire piece then decided it needed to be a bit different. So I started from scratch. And then ripped. And then ripped again. So this Notched Hem is lucky it’s gotten attention at all, but I really want to wear it, so I’m hoping to finish it up this week. I’m on the upper back and will likely make some slight revisions to the front, starting the neckline at a lower point to keep this a cooler summer item.

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5 thoughts on “Steady on

  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Cassy. Couldn’t have said it better. This crazy gun violence has to stop.
    Love the notched hem tank. The color just shouts summer. Can’t wait to see the finished piece!

  2. a violent person with a gun is a disaster waiting to happen, and one has, my thoughts and prayers to all affected. Such a vicious circle, don’t feel safe , guns needed which make it less safe
    Well at least we can fix our knitting. I am in awe of your output and dedicated ripping and refashioning. Love your work very inspiring

  3. your tank is looking wonderful! I totally agree with you, but I’m Canadian and it’s very hard for us up here to understand why anyone would even want to have the purchase of assault rifles be legal. The NRA and the power they wield is a very difficult concept for me to grasp, but hey, cultural differences.

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