Wednesday, September 24, 2008


The new ad put out by John McCain really pissed me off. First of all, Bill Daley isn't a lobbyist. He's a former Commerce Secretary. McCain should remember that, since he voted for Daley's confirmation and praised his performance. And Emil Jones? Trust me, I worked for Emil Jones back in the day and, while I don't think he'd a candidate for sainthood, he isn't 1% as crooked or shady or evil as Grover Norquist or Carl Rove or Dick Cheney or Sarah Palin. I think McCain's douchebags wanted Jones' picture in the ad because Jones is black. (And not just mocha colored -- deepest, darkest Africa black.)

So I'm making my own ads.

I would like to point out that I have nothing against big gay men having big gay sex. I'm not too hot on them doing it in the bathroom. But what I don't like are a) hypocrites, and b) people who live in glass houses who think stones are off limits.

Now that that is out of the way, there are a couple of less upsetting topics:


I know I'm a month late. Forgive me. But work sort of exploded in a way I didn't expect. It may be a little while longer, and I may end up doing it by e-mail instead of post, but I will do it, and you WILL know when I do! I think you're gonna likey!


Does anyone out there have their head around the Swallowtail shawl? I put it down for a couple of weeks (somewhere around 52) and I am feeling very uncertain about whether I have the right number of stitches. I'm knitting it out of laceweight silk, so I added repeats, and I have 175 stitches on the needles. How many stitches do I need in order to knit the border? Sorry to sound so pathetic, except that I am really pathetic.


PICAdrienne said...

I have not knit the Swallowtail shawl, but didn't Franklin just complete one? He might be able to help you out.

Oh, and you are a big tease with your announcement! I will just have to keep checking back.

Diane said...

A man? Stopping to ask for directions? If only there were a car involved ......

Cheri said...

I have knit the swallowtail shawl (twice in fingering weight wool), but I'm afraid I can't help you, I really really wish that I could but I didn't take notes (shameful I know, but I've done many projects over the last 38 years I've been knitting that I have no notes on many of which I wish I'd had the foresight to take notes on).

I don't watch any of the political ads because I don't watch tv (and because I don't watch political ads...period, but I find your ad amusing).