Friday, March 09, 2007

Oh, the Choices!

I'm currently wading through all the projects I'm dreaming of knitting with IK Spring 07 at my doorstep, the new Knitty out, March MagKnits out....I just cannot keep up! So many new sock patterns....look at the cute socks above...and so appropriately named Rainy Day socks just for me in wet Vancouver. I like these mitts designed by a fellow Vancouverite, Cheryl Niamath and these fantastic knee socks in the new Spring IK by the amazing Eunny Jang.

Or how about some real instant gratification....I could knit this (from Spring IK 07) in no time.

Before I sign off, here's a quote that has come to my mind almost every year around International Women's Day (which was yesterday, March 8) since I read a variation of it over seven years ago. The quote neatly sums up the general expectation from women (not just Congresswomen) today and throughout history.

"A Congresswoman must look like a girl, act like a lady, think like a man, speak on any given subject with authority and most of all work like a dog.”

Representative Florence Dwyer (R-NJ, 1957-1973)
Quoted in Karen Foerstel, Biographical Dictionary of Congressional Women

Wow, we still have so far to progress. And to think, it's the 21st century and the Wimbledon Championships has only just announced (February 22, 2007) that they will offer women and men equal prize money for the first time in the tournament's history this year.

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