We are in full election mode around here. There is municipal election going on (October 18th I think), a Canadian Federal Election, and of course the American Election. Anyone else find it amusing that the Canadian election is happening a month before the American and people are still more excited about the American one? To be honest I am a little sad about the Canadian election right now, I am a die hard NDP and it looks like Harper is going to win a majority. I wonder how much funding our womens' groups, social programs, literacy funding, support for people with disabilities, health care will lose? I hope I don't offend anyone, I just believe very strongly that when we all take care of each other through a strong social safety net, we all benefit.
In more chipper news the fall Knitty is up! Anyone else excited? The fall one is always my favorite. From this issue I really like Twist + Shout, Versatility, Maple, and Interlocking Leaves. I honestly don't know if I will make any of them, but I have enjoyed looking at the patterns.
Lately I have been very committed to my spinning. I really don't understand how people don't knit with their handspun, all that I want to use for knitting is my handspun right now! As soon as it becomes stash it just itches and itches for me to knit with it. So currently the patterns I choose will be based on the yarn I happen to have. Unless of course I am struck by a super fantastic sweater pattern that I just have to knit, although perhaps by then I will good enough at spinning to actually produce a sweater's worth of yarn in the same weight!