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Vote. Knit.

October 9th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Daily

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Tempe and Kristine are knitting these socks and wearing them on election day. AND, because I once purchased macarons at Whole Foods after participating in a wine tasting with Tempe and Kristine, I am knitting the socks (and wearing them on election day), too.

From the pattern site:

“If something needs fixing, lace up your shoes and do some organizing.” That’s what President Obama said, and that’s what we’re doing here at Little Skein.

We believe in kindness, lending a helping hand, and equality for all. If you believe as we do, please join us.

I partnered with designer Megan Williams to bring to life a sock design that could become an emblem of this idea: To stand up and be visible, and to encourage everyone who shares these positive values to vote left in the mid-term elections.

These beautiful Swing Left socks are the result.

These socks are for everyone who shares the vision of a more perfect union. Soothe your worries by knitting some socks and take action by Swinging Left in the upcoming election.

Look. It’s no secret that I’m one of those damned liberals. I have an Elizabeth Warren for President t-shirt (but I don’t like to wear it because the font is crap and I’ve moved on). My 2020 dream team would consist of Kamala Harris and Cory Booker. I am currently soft on patriotism. (I’m sorry, but it’s true.)

I am not an asshole. In fact, I’m probably one of the most harmonious people you’ll ever meet, because drama makes my life shorter and I’m already more than halfway done. You go vote however you want. Do your thing and maybe roll your eyes at people like me if it makes you feel good. Do this while knowing that: If I had a package of Oreos? I would offer one to you. EVEN IF I WORKED SO MUCH HARDER FOR THOSE OREOS THAN YOU EVER WILL.

Bop ba doop bop doop. Vote. Knit.

(If you haven’t registered to vote, hit that link over there on the right that says “Register to vote online.” What on earth are you waiting for? For what on earth are you waiting?)

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  • 1 Mary K. in Rockport // Oct 10, 2018 at 7:22 am

    I also am looking at Kamala Harris with interest, but I live in Massachusetts and want to keep Elizabeth Warren here! My phone case and my tee shirt say, “Nevertheless, she persisted.”

  • 2 Tiffanie // Oct 12, 2018 at 6:57 am

    Excellent! My 19 year-old son registered to vote yesterday. He will definitely vote left.

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