Category Archives: Politics


I have been tagged by Margene and since I didn’t blog in quite awhile, I decided to go with it.

As I have photos in all sorts of folders, I had to choose and decided to go with one that has a lot to do with the number 6.

So here is the sixth photo in the sixth folder in My Pics folder:

It is a photo of a new son of one of my friends in Israel, he was born January 26, 2006 and  he is a few days old in the photo (I wanted to say that he is six days old in this photo but I am not sure about that,,,) It looks to me like he has six pillows around him (ok, so I don’t count so well, shoot me!) And no, he is not her sixth kid!

If you like, please play along with us:
* Go to your sixth picture folder and pick your sixth picture.
* Pray you remember the details.
* Tag five others.

 I don’t know who to tag – I don’t think I have five readers to this blog.

Oh and is it OK to use a photo that I didn’t take? I hope so and if not, this is my version of the game.

And on another note: We just returned from seeing the movie: MILK, please go see it, it is an excellent movie. It made me very sorry that they did not release it before the elections. Maybe it would have changed the outcome of Proposition 8 in California, Proposition 102 here in Arizona and all the rest of those shameful propositions all over the country.

In the knitting front: I am almost at the last row of my 11th cowl although the 10th is still on the needles so maybe this one should be numbered the 10th – so far all the recipients claim to love them, hurray!

McCain Supporters Try to Steal HOPE

Last night we saw this on TV, as we watched much too much news these days*, I am not sure on which station we saw it first:

These things really make me angry and sad too!

Why can’t we respect each other views?
Why if I am a liberal (god forbid) I don’t love America? and I am a danger to some people?

Oh and we also learned last night that the Arizona Secretary of State decided to enforce a very strict code dress in the voting places this year and insturcted the poll workers accordingly, I only wonder why she does not bother to inform the public about it!

So, if you are in Arizona, do not wear any election shirt or pin if you want to vote!

* When I was young, my father used to have the radio on at all times and every half hour when the news were on, we couldn’t talk to him, he had to know what is going on ALL the time – I never thought I will be like that, ever!

What Is Your Favorite and Who?

When I first saw the chart of Anne Hanson’s new little nothing: Punch and Judy I had to force myself not to drop the pen (I was proof reading at that moment,,,) and go look for yarn and needles to try and knit this pattern, I just love those ssk’s (I think it has to do with my unique way of knitting, the ssk is just flowing in the direction of my knitting,,, )

What is your favorite? oh and how do you call those: ssk, k2tog, yo anyway? knitting commands or instructions or what? it never occured to me that I don’t really know the name of those.

So not long after I finished the proof reading I went to visit my stash, from some reason the pattern asked me to knit it in Casbah but I remembered I have some other Hand Maiden yarn that may be closer in weight to what Anne recommends for this pattern and I found it. I know it has silk in it but I am not sure what it is as it was missing the tag when I bought it in a Village Yarns in Toronto, I think it is Silk Maiden.

and here is a detail where you can see my darlings ssk’s:

Punch and Judy Scarf in Silk Maiden

I knitted only 2 repeats or so as I must finish first another scarf I am knitting, it is a birthday present for my sister, the Lace Ribbon Scarf of Veronik Avery:

I will give you all the details when I finish the scarf but I must admit I love this pattern and I know I will have to knit it with a heavier yarn too.

And now, before I go to sleep, I must point you to a very eye opening presentation of Obama versus McCain Tax plans I found on Kerstin’s blog. Thank you Kerstin! I hope it will help those of you who are worried about Obama’s tax plans.

So, who is your favorite? I think it is quite clear who is mine!