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Wednesdays Are For Knitting & Words In The Wild Mash Up

Life in a small town includes the greatly anticipated and much discussed annual town meeting. There is the usual cast of characters – those who love to hear themselves talk, those who vote no on everything just because, those who think it’s their job to educate the unwashed masses, and then – the rest of us. The ones who do their homework, stay informed, listen with an open mind, and trust the process.

It can be a painfully long evening and our annual town meeting last Monday night was no exception – it  started at 7pm and ended at 11pm. I sat and listened and voted.

And knit. A lot.

town meeting knitting for carole knits

The best thing about knitting at town meeting? It keeps me sane in the midst of the madness.

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  1. If I’d remembered the right size needles, I’d have gotten lots of knitting done as well. At least we didn’t set a record for length of meeting 😉

  2. Love the colors of your sock! It’s hard to imagine a day like yours. You’re one tough cookie (and a very sweet soul) to go through all of that in one day. No wonder you get through so many socks!

  3. Hahahahaha! In my town…Maureen, the guy who says no to everything and the new girl…Danielle. Oy. Pretty, pretty sock Carole.

  4. Excellent use of your time! Do you really do all of this business in one annual meeting in MA? Here in NJ, we like to maximize the madness so have weekly borough council meetings, monthly planning board meetings, and twice a month historic preservation commission meetings. Lots of opportunities for people to hear themselves talk!

  5. Who needs a psychiatrist when they have knitting? Your characterization of the various participants was spot on!

  6. How right you are. Our little town is being overtaken by 1%ers who want to build helicopter pads so they can avoid the 20 minute ride from the little local airport. NO!

  7. Oh those town meetings drive me nuts. I don’t know what people do if they don’t knit while listening to them.

  8. I think that about knitting all the time. Unless it’s a challenging pattern and then it keeps me humble! You’ve said your town is a lot like Stars Hollow – weren’t their Town Meetings monthly? thank goodness that was just TV, right?!

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