Magknits is no more. All that's left of the site is a letter of explanation from the editor. Apparently, the merger with Yarn Forward didn't go so well.
The most disappointing thing is that the patterns aren't archived. The designers retain the rights to the patterns, so it's going to be up to them to distribute them. Hopefully Ravelry will help.
I had fun bragging about Zen String being Austin-based. It was even my "something local" for the Knitters Scavenger Hunt Swap. But Angelina up and went to Oregon. At least she's still selling her stuff.
I'll probably have more details later, but right now my brain is too tired.
Basically, I know my health insurance limits mental health coverage to 30 doctor visits a year, 30 days in the hospital and 30 doctor visits while in the hospital. Look at your health insurance. I bet it has similar restrictions. I can't find these type of restrictions the treatment of any other type of disease. There is no pre-set limit on hospitalizations for diabetics, or doctor visits for doctor visits for people with arthritis. This bill would make these restrictions illegal.
Here is the news from the New York Times.
Here is information about the original Mental Health Parity Act.
Here is how you can show your support.