Today was a notable step forward for the American Rescue Plan, which seeks to apply $1.9 trillion dollars to vaccinate all Americans to end the COVID-19 crisis, safely reopen schools, deliver stimulus checks to citizens earning less than $75,000 annually, and support struggling small businesses with an emphasis on entrepreneurs of color and essential workers.
That bold new motion was taken by Vice President Kamala Harris at Fibre Space, a “yarn universe” that she visited in Alexandria, Virginia. On her Instagram page, Harris praised the store as “an innovative small business” owned and operated by Danielle Romanetti, who like many small business owners during this global health crisis is “making it work under tough conditions.” Between waiting for more Paycheck Protection Program applications to be processed and disbursements to be released, attempting a steady flow of sales, and keeping employees on the books, small businesses have now faced off with a staggering set of challenges for twelve months.
Here is a guide to how we can understand Harris’s visit to see yarn.
It is still freezing cold winter
With half the country snowed in, and because we have not left our houses for one full calendar year, we are officially bears in caves. The only difference is that we do not have fur, so we require sweaters. Kamala knows what makes sweaters. Do you know what makes sweaters? Yarn does.
You need a new hobby
There are just so many puzzles to solve, streaming television shows to watch, and sourdough to bake before you need a new way to not go bonkers in isolation. If idle hands are the devil’s playground, Kamala wants you to get thee some knitting needles, a cardigan pattern, and a wool blend in olive or ochre.
Kamala just really loves rainbows
This is evident by the rainbow crystal bedazzled jean jacket that she wore to a Pride parade last year, the joy she emits surrounded by the queer flag, and the actual reflection, refraction, and dispersion of light in water droplets that appeared the day that she and President Joe Biden officially won the race. Why should standing in front of a rainbow palette of yarn be any different? YAAASSS YARN!
SWEET WOUNDED JESUS HALF A MILLION PEOPLE HAVE DIED AND ONLY SIXTEEN PERCENT OF AMERICANS ARE CURRENTLY VACCINATED AND NEARLY EVERYONE RUNNING A SMALL BUSINESS IS BARELY HANGING ON BY A THREAD