Published on November 3rd, 2008 | by Autumn Wiggins12
Crafty at the Polls
Most of us heading out to vote tomorrow are expecting long lines, and what better way to pass the time than with an ultra-portable craft project? Knitting and crochet are the old standby, of course. I plan on bringing a sock and hat on circulars. Heck, I might even throw a spare ball of worsted weight and needles in the bag in case anyone around me wants to learn how to knit! It’s also a great opportunity to break out the drop spindle. Though, I would caution against spinning wool as this is a common allergy, and you never know who you’ll be standing next to in line. Alpaca, silk, or plant fibers are safer alternatives anytime you spin in close public quarters.
What else can you craft whilst standing? Embroidery? Origami? Macrame? Maybe someone has come up with a “one-man-band” type contraption for beading or scrapbooking on the go? Whatever the case, we hope you’ll be crafting green on the way to cast your vote and want to hear what you’re bringing (or brought if you voted early) in comments!