Wednesday, November 5, 2008

When They Called It for Obama

On CNN, they said that around the world, everyone will remember where they were when they heard Obama had won the 2008 election.

I don't think that's true. Don't get me wrong: It's amazing! I'm thrilled! It's such a relief that today I felt like I was breathing a different kind of oxygen. It's just, everybody basically has the same answer: "I was watching TV." We were all already waiting to see whether or not it would happen.

For the knitters amongst us, I have a better question: What were you knitting when you heard Obama had won the 2008 election?

(You'll have to reward yourselves this time. Someday, there will be a proper contest on this blog, when I have a working camera and am not in the middle of moving to a new apartment and have no clue what stash is where.)

I was knitting this:

It's the Storm Water Scarf, obviously unblocked, made out of Sea Silk. I knit two rows, and then they called Pennsylvania. I dropped the knitting and howled for joy. I knit one and half more rows and was very distracted, and then they called Ohio. I jumped up and down on the fella's couch (much to his dismay; it's a nice couch).

I knit three more stitches over the next hour or so. When they called California, that was it. No more knitting last night!

We watched the beautiful acceptance speech. We joined the spontaneous street party at 6th and Brazos last night. We are very tired today.

But we are hopeful.

Let's see what's next.


Gena said...

I was knitting GP's socks. From about the time they called PA to the time the west coast polls closed, I knit maybe a round. Maybe.

I was too busy yelling, fist pumping, and crying to do much knitting. When I wasn't doing those things, I was obsessively refreshing my browser, waiting to see what North Carolina was going to do. I'm still waiting (I campaigned here, I really want to see it blue!).

I knew we'd agree on this election. I'm so full of hope and pride for the future of our country!

Cailyn said...

I'm in the same boat. I was trying to work on the cuff for some silk/wool mittens, but after they called PA, I think I knit 2 whole stitches. Of course, we also had some friends over and there may have been some alcohol... It was just too exciting a night to be knitting, I think.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't knit. I was way too nervous. Even after the great news, I couldn't knit. And yes, where were you when Obama got elected? Sitting in front of the TV. Doesn't sound so poetic, does it?