Teh Internets Knitta Please, Indeed
posted by October 16 at 10:41 AMon
This just in from Slog tipper Jahara:
You may already know this, but apparently Rebecca Long, of the child starvation in Carnation story, was an avid knitter and maintained a blog. Eerie reading.
Indeed. From the KOMO news report on Long’s arrest for criminal mistreatment of a her now 14-year-old stepdaughter:
Sheriff spokesman John Urquhart says the girl weighed only 48 pounds when contacted by deputies Friday, and had been given only little food and water for several years.
[I]nvestigators said they found the girl’s mother restricted her water intake to about half of a small Dixie cup per day. The mother only let the girl shower every two or three weeks, and watched her during each shower and bathroom break to keep the girl from surreptitiously drinking water.
The girl and her brother were forced to sleep on the floor in the same room as their parents, and a heavy dresser was pushed in front of the door to keep her from sneaking out and getting water, Urquhart said. The girl said the dresser was placed there after she was caught one night sneaking out of her own room to drink water from the toilet. The girl told deputies that on one occasion, her mother duct-taped her hands behind her back and dunked her head in the toilet as a form of discipline. Detectives searched the home and found the girl’s room had a double deadbolt on the door used to keep her locked in the room. They also collected evidence that the family had health insurance and that her little brother had seen a doctor in the last few years.
And here’s a taste of the well-maintained knitting blog Shades of Green:
A glance at my stash growth is eye-popping. Why yes, I’ve bought yarn for 72(!) more projects than I’ve finished since November 3. Yowser!
Read more yarny ramblings from an alleged monster here.