Well, Knit-o-Matic is having a big sale this week, so of course I had to stop in after work yesterday. And look what I found:
Handmaiden Casbah!!! This will do nicely for the Architectural Rib Pullover by Norah Gaughan, methinks.
But, while I was busy ordering these:
and dreaming about casinos and hanamis:
and knitting this:
…the world was apparently coming to an end as I know it.
WARNING: political content ahead. If you don’t wish to read my somewhat pinko views on current events, consider yourself forewarned!
You see, in a move unprecedented by any Prime Minister in Canada, this guy:
Stever’s buddy Petey is ducking for cover and taking no part in it…
…and Jumpin’ Jack Flash??
(Whither the NDP?!? I note with interest, however, that Harper is not threatening to sue Jack Layton for libel in this regard!!!)
Now, you may or may not have noticed that all the players involved above look, well… more or less the same. Meanwhile (and refreshingly, in my view), south of the border today will herald a very significant choice between this person:
…and this person:
(I won’t tell you whom I favour, although the photos I picked may well tell the story. However, I wouldn’t want to join my compatriots at the Canadian Embassy and government in trying to influence the outcome of the Democratic primaries.
Meanwhile, Canada has lost another soldier in Afghanistan, Michael Yuki Hayikaze – but little to nothing is being said about it. This item featured right at the end of the Sunday evening newscast (after, mind you, at least 8 minutes of Prince Harry’s exploits there, not to mention Brangelina’s pregnancy and Bill Clinton’s visit to Canada) and I have heard nothing since.
I mean, usually by this point we would be shown the preparations for the soldier’s funeral, the journey of his body from Trenton to Toronto along the Highway of Heroes, etc. etc. What’s going on?
…that is, unless it involves cute young Royals smiling and firing off machine guns, apparently. SIGH).
Rest in peace, Michael. I do hope the guys above stop bickering long enough to think about how many like you are dying in this futile battle, and how many more have been injured in this “peacekeeping” adventure. Sigh.