I was lucky enough to be in the comfort of my own home, watching the inauguration in HD clarity during lunch, but I finished my sandwich about halfway through the musical stylings of Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman, and it was really hard to keep still. So I pulled out my spinning wheel and went to work.

Although I know I had these combinations of colors in mind many months ago, as I spun, I thought about how appropriate a blend of brown and white alpaca would be as I watched this half-black, half-white man take the highest office in the country. My spinning wheel was whirring as Obama urged us all to be a part of making this country great.

And so I give you: Obama Swirl, a blend of very soft alpaca spun into a warm twist of hope, change, and determination. Oh, and it looks pretty too.

From SpinningAny suggestions for what I should knit it into? Should I go with a standard matching scarf/hat combo? Feel free to put suggestions in the comments below.

Obama Swirl
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