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Black Lives Matter

Seems ridiculous this even needs to be stated. But with this country’s history (both short and long-term), it seems we can’t say “black lives matter” enough.

The Power Of An Expression: “Black Lives Matter”

It’s almost like those infamous x-ray glasses you could get through Bazooka bubble gum comics.  Posting the words “black lives matters” on social media magically makes all racist glow bright white.

I won’t go into why “all lives matter” or “police lives matter” is a stupid response. My readers know this already (I hope).

But what I will discuss today, is fantastic new knitting pattern for a BLM project bag called Fight On Project Bag by Dario Tubiana – RossoCardinale

Yes, Dario is adorable, but this backpack/project bag is awesome!  And it’s for a good cause.

Please go to Ravelry and support Dario and the Black Lives Matter movement by purchasing, adding the pattern to your favorites and/or putting this in your queue. As with all patterns, there is a TON of work put into this, and I’d love to see it succeed.

Current Knitting

It should be no surprise. I cast on for my own Fight On Project Bag.

Fight On Drawstring Backpack Project Bag 07-06-20 01

I warned you in my last post that I find this kind of “shiny new” project irresistible. It’s got intarsia, i-cord, embroidery and duplicate stitch. Tons of fun techniques in one project.

I’m about halfway through the back panel (if you don’t include the embroidery). I started with the back so I could finish the most boring part of the knitting first.

But I did finish the latest Knitted Cross Stitch Scarf first.

Knitted Cross Stitch Scarf 07-04-20 02

Knitted Cross Stitch Scarf - QueerJoe 07-04-20 01

This one ended up bing 65″ long and 5.25″ wide. Just about average for most of them I’ve knit.

Good old reliable design!

2 comments on “Black Lives Matter

  1. Have you tried working your X-st scarf as a mobius? Off the top of my head, you could do a provisional cast-on; join in a loop, adding a twist, and; knit a few ridges of garter stitch, then work the cross stitch pattern for half the desired “width” of the scarf. Take out the provisional cast-on and work in the other direction.

  2. I’ve done an “infinity scarf” using the motif, but not with a möbius twist.
    Also, since most of these scarfs are sold at craft shows, I don’t go to the pain of a provisional cast-on and work outward. That kind of effort is never appreciated by the person buying it.

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