knitting for social justice, etc.

The subject line is a bit high-falutin’, really.

All I really wanted to say is that I did a bit of public knitting for the first time in a long time.  I was at a Toronto legal clinic conference for a couple of days, and it was a cool bunch of people so I thought they wouldn’t be thrown off too much by the knitting.

Au contraire.  In fact, I met a whole group of conference knitters (from one clinic in particular… in fact, I was asked why I didn’t work at their clinic!)

And, I made a lot of progress on my log cabin blankie project:

What I managed to do over the two days: finish the green, add the dark brown on the right side, and start the blue.

I managed also to make everyone jealous at the conference, because the meeting rooms were (very) cold but I was knitting and covering myself with a blanket while knitting.  I assure you all that this wasn’t planned… but it did work out very well.

I also managed (inadvertently) to inspire some envy regarding my very cool Ecco boots (a gift from my mother, who works at Ecco Shoes in Kingston, Ontario).

I got to wear both boots at the conference today, which to be honest felt more like wearing slippers – that’s how comfortable they are:

Wish me luck with the log cabin: I’m not quite sure about the colour choices yet.  I do hope that they meld a bit better.  It has been suggested to me that the brown/orange combo was a tad too reminiscent of the A&W Root Beer Bear:

…which is quite funny as I can’t remember the last time I ate at A&W.  To give you a tip, it was when they still had drive-in restaurants (and now I’m dating myself).

However, I’m hopeful that this blankie will still work out.  And I managed a good chunk of it during this conference, for which I am grateful.

Happy Friday and a fabulous weekend to you all!


5 thoughts on “knitting for social justice, etc.

  1. knitting-cat says:

    I think the orange will be a spark of light if you continue using dark colors. It will look like the end of a tunnel.

    Nice job.

  2. Amy says:

    Love love love the log cabin. Whoever made the A & W comment is clearly jealous of your mad knitting skills.

    The boots are really cool. I spend a lot of time on my feet these days, so I have to ask…can I have them?

  3. Batty says:

    I adore Ecco shoes. They are the most comfortable thing on the planet. I can’t wear mine to the office, but I wear them on the way there — then switch them out for the heels I keep in my desk. I just hate uncomfortable office shoes. Maybe I should also get a couple of “client serving asset” Ecco shoes!

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