Just crochet things.
Kid 1's blanket is 10% finished with 14 squares. Need three more stacks of 14 blue, four stacks of pink, and two of white before I can assemble it.
Blocked vs. unblocked = L/R
And what a blocking board looks like. Since I use acrylic yarn I use a small hand steamer but you'd block different yarns differently. Wool, for instance, just gets misted with water.
Uuugh gonna have to avoid reddit today because the women's sub I frequent is having multiple posts about what a victory it is for women that Kamala Kop is the first black, South Asian, and female VP.
So fucking what if she is? She's still a neo-liberal cop lover. Having a seat at a corrupt table isn't a victory.
anti-blackness, ableism, involuntary commitment, Cards Against Humanity
A friendly reminder that Cards Against Humanity is a violently anti-Black company.
Here's a link to a Black former employee's account of the company involuntarily committing him to a mental ward.
Finished my 14 year old's blanket! Now to wash it with fabric softener because the yarn's a bit stiff. Pugsley chewed on it last night when I was working and I may end up having to replace a section of the border due to him biting one of the strands but I'm going to wait and see if the repair works first.
Relying on existing institutional power structures to protect us from the fascist bootlicker threat simply serves to further legitimize the monopoly on violence those power structures possess.
We cannot free ourselves of the chains of the system while simultaneously reinforcing those chains as necessary to protect us from the "bad people"
Fuck the fascists. But know that the only reason the state fascists are fighting against the bootlicker fash is because it threatens their legitimacy.
When you learn the hard way that when you assemble a hexagon blanket, it is going to be half the width you intended because hexagons overlap. At least I was planning on making it wide so it still works for a twin bed.
I'm attaching the last column of 18 and putting a border on it over the next two days, then I'll post pictures.
Seems appropriate to paraphrase the invisible committee:
But when the insurgents manage to penetrate parliaments, presidential palaces, and other headquarters of institutions, it’s only to discover empty places, that is, empty of power, and furnished without any taste. It’s not to prevent the “people” from “taking power” that they are so fiercely kept from invading such places, but to prevent them from realizing that power no longer resides in the institutions.
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