Hello my friends. Goodness, I feel like I've run an emotional marathon over the last 3 days. I got back into the pool on Friday and swam for an hour with my friend Gracie. I tried not to think of what was going on in Washington DC that day. :-) Over the weekend I crocheted on the baby blanket I am doing for my nephew's baby girl and I know her two older sisters will share it with her, it's fun to know all three of them will enjoy it. And I finished! I will be mailing this soon. I love how it turned out. I made the pattern up, it's 3 double crochet shells back and forth. I began each row with a "half shell" - I'll have to write this up to share soon. I used Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable in the "Parrot" colorway.
Laying flat on the dining room table. I did a simple shell border using my KnitPicks Brava Worsted in "Rouge". The same color I used on my pink Pussyhat - by the way - I called them and told them about the brown spot and they sent me a replacement skein for free. :-)
I am definitely going to make more projects using my shell stripe. Aren't the shells just cute?
Now.. the Women's March. My old arthritic knees could not march for hours, but in support I knit my own hat and have been wearing it proudly wherever I go. I'm so proud of my sister Denise who walked in the Portland, Oregon march. Organizers estimate 100,000 people turned out! There were marches on every continent of the globe to a count of 2.5 million!
Look at the sea of pink hats in Washington DC!
It did rain during the Portland March - I love this image of all the colorful umbrellas. My sister wore her Tilly Hat that her daughter got her for Christmas for an upcoming photo safari to Africa. She said it worked a charm.
I also love this photo I found from googling march images. Women who inspire and are great.
I was so proud of the women and men who marched to support our rights. Our current administration is at this very moment slashing and burning things that not only help people in this country but also in other countries. After the proud high of seeing the people marching I saw in horror on Facebook as right wingers began sneering at the marchers. Making fun of the marchers. I was called a "snowflake" because I supported the march. I must tell you that I got pretty depressed by the right's opposition to the marchers. But my dear husband has buoyed me up and I have lectured myself and I will not let the people who would tear me down win. I *AM* the Rebellion! :-)
Are you WITH ME? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)