May 08, 2008
Stitch for Senate Helmet #14:
Knitted for Senator Evan Bayh
When Senator Bayh first ran for governor of Indiana in 1988, I was 9 years old and he would not shake my hand at a rally I went to for his election. My parents said it was because I was 9 and could not vote--he needed to spend his time shaking the hands of adults. Today I am 28 and I am using my hands to knit this helmet liner for Senator Bayh so that he remembers that his vote helped send men and women to their deaths in Iraq and that there is no end in sight for this war or the suffering it has unleashed on everyone it has touched.
- Erin R., knitting in Albuquerque, NM
Posted by cat at May 8, 2008 06:59 PM