RBG in the neighborhood

Last week, this street mural of RGB popped up in the neighborhood. Pretty awesome! A group of neighbors painted it overnight.

She’s getting a lot of attention in the neighborhood and on social media. Cool!

Inspired by RBG, I decided I need to knit a Dissent Cowl (Ravelry link). Pattern is by Carissa Browning; she’s donating pattern sale proceeds to the American Civil Liberties Union. There’s a crochet version, too, in case you prefer that. I’m knitting mine with Hazel Knits Lively DK, in Jam Session and Nickel, both out of stash. (Stash means I bought yarn for something, but decided it wasn’t the best yarn or color choice for the project, so I set it aside. I don’t usually buy yarn without a specific intended purpose.) The red is even deeper and plummier than this picture.

This has been an interesting knitting year. I don’t usually have much time to knit other people’s designs, but pandemic stay-at-home and a little bit of designer’s block made me knit other things while awaiting inspiration. So far I’ve knit 3 Love Note sweaters (Tin Can Knits), I’m working on Cat Bordhi’s Rio Calina cowl, and now this Dissent Cowl. At least the Love Note sweaters weren’t instigated by grief and loss. Sigh.

Speaking of grief and loss, one of my knitting students passed away last week. Judy Clymer Welles was a founding member of my knitting guild. She was hoping to live long enough to vote in the November 3 election, but decided to make a difference by writing to voters in swing states before she passed. She’s in the NY Times today, story by my piano camp roomie Katie Hafner. It’s a small world, isn’t it?

Onward. May RBG’s memory be a blessing, and Judy’s too.

8 responses to “RBG in the neighborhood

  1. Shopping Jam

    Now her fight is left for all of us to continue in her memory!

  2. Shopping Jam

    RBG is the reference for my comment!

  3. Pity they couldn’t find somewhere to make it an actual mural, Michele – it would last so much longer ! Howsomever, it’s great: I especially love the “ALL RISE” at the top. 🙂
    Your friend Judy suddenly had enough, it seems; how bad her pain had been for how long we can’t know. Poor lady ..
    2020 strikes again.

  4. Great mural! Thank you for sharing 🙂 I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. This has been a strange and terrible year in so many ways.

  5. Really great content !

  6. RBG had a bad reputation as an activist judge and turned the U.S. Constitution to suit her specific cause at the moment. She should have rwtired years ago.

    • RBG was an advocate and defender of gender equality and women’s rights. That makes her a hero in my book. I’m pleased to have this tribute to her in our neighborhood.

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