This scheme was provoked by Rachael Herron, a writer and knitter who offered up on Instagram a pair of hand knitted socks for three lucky folk. All potential winners need to do is register to vote and/or register others to vote in November’s election.
What a great idea, I thought. But didn’t know how to jump on the bandwagon because I’m pretty sure that everyone I come into contact with is already registered* already. And then I had an idea.
In January of last year, I bought the pattern for Bristol Ivy’s Peace de Resistance mittens. I fully intended to have knitted them by now -- but, um, haven’t. I’d like to, though. PLUS I’d like to knit them to further a cause. I have a tendency to do this with mittens.
They look like this when finished:
(I contacted Ms Ivy and she’s cool with my plan, btw. My plan is also partisan. We can get into a larger discussion about why I’m #TeamNotRepublican later, if you’d like. My leanings, however, have never been hidden.)
If you’d like to have a pair o’ resist mittens knitted for you in your choice of colors, here’s what you need to do:
1) Go to The Last Weekend, which is sponsored by Swing Left.
2) Register to do something.
3) Come back here and comment that you’ve committed to doing something.
4) On August 15, I’ll randomly draw a name and knit ‘em some mittens.
5) There is no five. Only four steps are required.
Sound like a plan?