Monday, May 22, 2017

Show Notes: Episode Nine

Therapy Shawl by Laura Aylor

Blueberry Waffle Socks by Sandy Turner

Petty Harbor Socks by Rayna Curtis

The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Show Notes: Episode Eight

Yep, I went there.

A couple links on the ACHA:

Here's what the Congressional Budget Office has to say (warning, the pdf is super dry facts & figures, but this is a non-partisian source.)

Here is a slightly left-leaning source that compares the American Care Act (Obamacare) with the American Health Care Act (Trumpcare).

More charts explaining the ACHA courtesy of NPR.

And here's an article about the ACHA from a slightly right-leaning source.

Between the time I recorded the podcast and the time I published it, the Senate announced the names of the 13 men who will be crafting the Senate health care bill (because, thankfully, the House bill is supposedly dead on arrival as far as the Senate is concerned.   All 13 members are Republicans, even though 48% of the current senate caucuses with the Democrats.  There are no female senators included in this committee, even though there are 5 women who currently serve as Republican senators.  (There are 16 women who serve as Democratic senators, but that is a rant for another day.) What could possibly go wrong with allowing health care policy for the whole country to be written by a group of all white dudes who skew much wealthier and older than the general population?  (Let me just drive home how very similar these guys are by pointing out that 25% of them are named "John".)  Surely my concerns are unfounded and they will have plenty of insight into women's health and be able to fully understand the challenges people without means face in affording decent health care.

On to today's projects! (So, so many projects!)

Possum Fingerless Gloves

Sweet Pea Baby Sack

Boho Blush Shawl

Jason's "Brownie" Sweater

Jason's Mr. Darcy College-Replica Sweater

Petty Harbor

September Morn (kinda, not really)

.......and I announced the winner of the "bite size yarn" and an extra surprise prize!  Make sure to contact me either via email (click on the "contact me" tab above), or with a personal message on Ravelry to give me your shipping address if you're the winner!

Also, please contact me if you are a yarn shop owner or the loyal customer of a yarn shop and want information on how your yarn shop can be a retailer of the new Trappings and Trinkets product!