Mike and I just returned from a lovely weekend up north in the White Mountains.
We attended the Porcupine Freedom Festival (a.k.a "Porc-Fest"), which is the annual gathering of the Free State Project. The Free State Project is "an agreement among 20,000 pro-liberty activists to move to New Hampshire, where they will exert the fullest practical effort toward the creation of a society in which the maximum role of government is the protection of life, liberty, and property." In other words, it's a bunch of freedom-loving, Libertarian-type folks who believe the government should get out of our bodies, our bedrooms, and our wallets.
We had a wonderful time, schmoozing with old friends and meeting new ones. Then we attended the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance annual banquet. The keynote speaker was U.S. Representative Ron Paul (R-Tex) who was a big hit. Another speaker was Jack Cole, from Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. This organization's mission is to "reduce the multitude of unintended harmful consequences resulting from fighting the war on drugs and to lessen the incidence of death, disease, crime, and addiction by ultimately ending drug prohibition." I've always been a pretty prudish anti-drug type person, but I have to admit, Jack's presentation really made me rethink the War on Drugs, and its intended and unintended consequences.
I debated posting about this stuff here, because I know a lot of knitters are more left-leaning, anti-Bush type folks. And I'm not exactly the biggest Bush fan on the planet either. But the older I get, and the more I read about politics, economics, etc., the more conservative and Libertarian I seem to become. I was reading a knitting blog a week or two ago (I'm afraid I forgot which one) in which the author "outed" herself as a Republican. So I will hereby declare myself a Knitter Against Hillary, and leave it at that. :-)
Back to knitting content, I did get a fair bit of knitting done this weekend, completing about half a Koigu sock. Of course, I hadn't given Mike the head's up to take some sock-knitting in progress photos. So, alas, there are none this time.
On the way home, I finished the heel, but I did a weird sort of half turn-and-wrap, half yarn-over short heel technique that ended up really wonky and crooked. So I'm going to rip it out and redo it. I should have at least a sock WIP photo tomorrow.