A Historic Day
I have never been so anxious about an election, and I have voted in every Presidential election since I was 18 years old.
Perhaps all the allegations of voter intimidation and misinformation started getting under my skin and making me mad.
No Real American would do anything deliberate to deny others the right to vote, so I felt uneasy as I prepared to go to the polls at 6 am.
I took my knitting, of course.
Long, Long, Long Lines
I got to the polls around 6:15 am, the line was the longest I had ever seen at a polling place (West Ashley Middle School for you locals). Usually, I'm in and out in 20 minutes or less, but today just Sham-Wow!
The polls opened right on time at 7 am. By this time, the number of people in line had increased by manyfold.
The line moved fairly quickly, and I was done by 7:45 am. Not so bad, but I'm sure that those who came later waited much longer.
The poll workers seemed a bit unsure and disorganized, and a whole group of people got the wrong information and came to our polling place, and had to be turned away and directed to another place. Not pretty.
Here's some--only some of the line was I was leaving.
Patrick went about 1pm, and he was out in about an hour. He said the lines were shorter and better organized. The poll workers were more confident, and there were signs up all over the place to redirect the precinct that got the wrong info.
As I write this, many of the polls on the East coast are closed, and projections are coming in fast and furious. I'm really tired, so I'm going to call it a night soon, and see what tomorrow brings.
Even though the lines were long, and there was a bit of chaos, I'm so glad I voted. I was also so glad to see so many voters--true Americans all. If this is your first time voting, please don't let this be your last.
Surrey Hat--Lost and Found
I tore myself away from Felicity to start a Surrey Hat. I got the pattern from Corrina at SAFF, and promptly lost it. I wanted to knit the hat so badly, that I brought another one from the Ravelry marketplace. I promptly got a PM from her asking why I brought another copy. When I told her I lost mine, she refunded me.
Thanks so much Corrina.
Here's the hat 's cabled brim. I had some Malabrigo in stash. So soft. BTW, my LYS is getting some of the sock yarn too. Can't wait. It is the unicorn of sock yarns. I want some in hand before I believe it exists.
Now to the stockinette portion which we be hidden when the brim folds up. Notice that the brim is on the wrong side here because it will fold up.
Next to the honeycomb. How pretty.
I worked on the hat in while in line at the polling place today, and it really helped calm me.
Knitting and crocheting smooth my soul. I'm so glad to have these crafts in my life.