Among the many things I do instead of sleeping is serve on the board of our local rape crisis center. It's a good thing to do. Sometimes, it means I know things about our community that I'd rather not know (after all, one likes to believe that the evil things in the world don't happen near one); sometimes it makes me immensely proud of the folks in our community who do the right thing.
Last year, our Executive Director got married. She and her partner were part of the first wave of folks who got married when our state legalized marriage between people of the same gender. The board commissioned me (sort of) to knit something for them. Eventually, we agreed on an afghan -- which I designed for the purpose.
It's a tricksy afghan (if I do say so). When you look at it from one angle, it looks like this:
She said blues and black.... and that's what we've got. But it's not quite that simple. Because if you shift it just a little, suddenly it looks like this:
I'm calling it Woman to Woman. I'm guessing I'll work one up for a Man to Man afghan once this is done.
It's taking far longer than I expected it to -- kind of like getting that law passed in the first place. I'm pretty sure I'll have it done for their anniversary.