Friday, November 5, 2010

Sanity (and actual knitting content!)

So yes, the Rally to Restore Sanity/Fear was lovely. I couldn't see or hear much of it, as the jumbotrons were blocked by legions of people and the speakers kept cutting in and out. However the crowd was the best-mannered I've ever been in, and the levels of politeness and reasonableness were amazing.

Bruce hugging Georgia in a sea of humanity.

A list of truly sane things:
  1. Georgia was really bored (couldn't see or hear either) and sat on the ground most of the time. Everybody around us, and I mean EVERYBODY was really watching out for her, making sure she didn't get kicked, stepped on or trampled. Folks were telling passersby to watch out for her, were trying to keep her entertained and were generally protective.
  2. I got to see Ozzy sing bits and pieces of Crazy Train, and that was awesome. Plus, who would ever think to see Ozzy and Cat Stevens on the same stage?
  3. The whole experience really helped restore some of my faith in humanity and some pride in my country. It was a really uplifting time.
  4. The signs that people carried were awesome. There has been extensive photographic coverage of the signs, but here is one of my favorites:

Also, adding to my sanity, I started knitting again last night. There is nothing like an enforced seven day break to make me want to get back to the needles. Phew. I picked up the Tiny Tea Leaves Cardigan again:

and my camera still can't get a decent photo of the colors. It is a lot darker and moodier looking in real life. Ah well.

I'm looking forward to casting on for Cherry Fizz soon, and in other exciting news, I'm prepping my first submission to Interweave Knits. I'll post what it looks like after the deadline has passed.


  1. He's called Yusuf Islam now, but he's still alive.

    What a great day!

  2. Sounds like a fun event! Lucky you. And the tea leaves looks awesome! I can't wait to see it grow.

  3. You have seen Ozzy and Cat Stevens live - it is true, I live in wrong part of the world!!