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Time to turn stitches into votes

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Making our final blankets--seriously random The Green knitters are winding down. It isn’t easy to get them to stop. Knitters love nothing more than making something that people want…that people can’t get enough of…that makes money…for a good cause. But like one woman said the other day, “It’s time now to turn the stitches into votes for Adam.”    That got me thinking, “How many stitches did we make?” Putting all the hats, headbands, scarves and blankets together my rough and very conservative estimate is…are you ready? 800,000 stitches!!!! There were more than 20 of us. Some knit a lot....

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Don't mix your knitting with your politics

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  But do you see a theme in the photos in this post? Three generations of Trudeaus in Cowichan sweaters. Pierre wore his sweater in this 1981 Christmas card photo. It’s only one of several pictures I’ve seen of him in his sweater. The part of this I like so much is that his sweater is not new. His wardrobe people didn’t choose something for him for this widely distributed photo. Pierre reached into his closet for something comfortable, something Canadian, something he loved—of course it would be his reliable old Cowichan sweater. We were so impressed by his choice...

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