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