kind of an old-style link dump

I’m? on? strike? today? – which from all the extra question marks is a big thing to say, but here we are. I’m not sure I’m yet in a place where I want to do a lot of writing about how I got here, only that I took today to do research and write to officials.

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(more information from Black Lives Matter Seattle)

So I’m going to drop a bunch of my research here in case it is useful for others, because looking stuff up is what I do. In no particular order:

Notably, this is mostly cop stuff, which is important but insufficient. It’s what I’m focusing on today but maybe not what I want to focus on long term.

The rest of these links should be considered somewhat aspirational, for my own reference and future work. (I know, I have Pinboard, but it’s a mess. This is also a mess, but at least it’s on one page for me to go back to.)

I’m doing a lot of thinking, and I’m trying also to take action, in ways that I can handle right now. I want to be accountable without making it a me me me thing, which is tricky, and why I’m writing it all out in my own space.

Desert Ripple

Still needs blocking, and will need fairly strong blocking to get rectangular.

A nice project for long stretches of meetings and videos (and yes, video meetings)

Did the buttonholes, not sure if at correct intervals. Not sure if I’m going to add buttons, will probably wait until I’m comfortable going to stores in person.

Pattern is very confusing to read in sections where color is changing and for buttonhole placement! Ended up copying into word and reformatting a couple of sections.

June 23, 2020

final dimensions after blocking: 17” x 62”

Fishnet Clog Socks

April 20, 2020

Started toe, realized it was way too big, pulled back to increases and stayed at 44 st vs 52 in pattern.

April 25, 2020

Discovered after finishing that I’d knit them with the wrong needle (2 ½ instead of 2)

Color Block Beanie

Tried to make a pompom but didn’t pull tight enough, and tbqh didn’t have enough of the blue. But a soft and comfy hat nonetheless.

Pincha shawl

This project was much more enjoyable than I expected, although it was not at ALL a project I could travel with. Instead it was good for sitting and listening to a podcast or watching a movie. After about the first 3 or 4 repeats I even figured out the rhythm so I didn’t have to look up the pattern, though I did have to count every single row.

Total number of feathers: 21, with probably not quite enough yarn for a 22nd.