The weather has, rather unexpectedly, broken. After forecasts of 19C and sunshine, we have 13C and rain. Here’s hoping for a better day tomorrow.
Progress is being made on the purple pullover I’m knitting in Jaeger “Odessa”. I’ve now completed all the bits, and the front (the last part knitted) is soaking at the moment in preparation for blocking. Pictures once it’s dry, I promise.
Knitting this has entailed a number of “Firsts” for me:
- the first pattern I chose because I liked it, and not because it came in my size
- the first pattern I’ve knitted with set in sleeves
- the first pattern where I’ve done serious rewriting and recalculating to get something that will (hopefully) fit me
- the first garment I’ve knitted for me (other than accessories) in a lightweight yarn that is likely to suit me
There’s another big first coming up: sewing in set-in sleeves. Any tips?
I’ve had fewer responses to my political posting than I expected. Today I received a fairly strongly worded one from a person who apparently doesn’t feel quite strongly enough to provide either a name or an email address. The gist of their query seems to be whether I believe that people who do bad, even terrible, things have the same fundamental rights as people who don’t. I’m paraphrasing here – do go and look at the comment yourself for the details.
As I can’t reply directly, but feel that this deserves an answer, I’m going to do so here.
To put it bluntly. Yes, I do.
I believe that every human being has the right to be treated with respect, and according to the rule of law. Even if they have done, or may do, or are accused of doing, things which I find abhorrent. I believe that it is important that justice is done, and that it is seen to be done. I believe that what you do is far more important than why you do it: in other words, that there is no occasion on which it is right to say that the end justifies the means.
Until people are willing to accept that there may be more than one right way to live, or govern, then I don’t see how any peace can be made to last, whether it be negotiated or imposed.