Celebrating Heritage with Melina Gingras

This year we journey together to explore our knitting roots and learn more about knitters and designers of many different backgrounds. As part of this project, I’ve created a series of guest posts to introduce you to designers who are women of color. In this post, the fifth post in the series, we meet Melina Gingras from OMG Yarns who says, “The.. read more →

Resistance Update 5/28/17

There won’t be a Resistance Update next week because I’ll be teaching at the Vermont Summer Knitting Retreat. What Happened I don’t have the stomach to really go into detail this week. Let me just say that 1) Donald Trump was an embarrassment to our country on his first overseas trip as president. And 2) more.. read more →

Resistance Update 5/21/17

What happened It’s all about Russia. This was another crazy week in the alternate universe we woke up to on Nov 9, 2016. Here are a few low-lights (gleaned from the News and Guts page on Facebook, where it took a lot of scrolling to get all the way back to last weekend!): May 15:.. read more →

Start your own Yarn Biz with Lori at L Knits

This year we journey together to explore our knitting roots and learn more about knitters and designers of many different backgrounds. As part of this project, I’ve created a series of guest posts to introduce you to designers who are women of color. In this post, the fourth post in the series, we meet Lori from L Knits, who tells us.. read more →

Resistance Update 5/13/17

What happened? There are two major issues I want to point out this week: 1. RUSSIA Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey Trump and team lied about why Comey was fired (hint: it was RUSSIA) Sean Spicer hid in the bushes so he wouldn’t have to answer questions about this Melissa McCarthy was “spotted rolling through.. read more →

Printable PDF Protest Posters

Here is a PDF of some protest posters you can print out and hang up around town on bulletin boards, telephone poles, and so forth. read more →

My New Resistance Comic

How to Smash the Patriarchy: A Guide for Fat Old Ladies and Their Friends I’ve started a new resistance comic about my activism, craftivism, and knitting as a political act. It’s going to be in a Facebook photo album but it’s public and anyone can view it. read more →

Resistance Update 5/6/17

What happened? A lot, as usual. Jordan Edwards, a 15-year old high school freshman was shot in the head and killed by a (now former) Texas police officer who has been charged with murder. The Russia story got deeper as a Russian-backed, alt-right group hacked the email of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, the main.. read more →

Black Lives Matter

Yesterday a cop in Texas shot a 15 year old kid in the head and killed him. Jordan Edwards was in a car with friends as they were leaving a party. He was shot as they were driving away from the officer. There is no excuse. This is not an isolated incident. This is MURDER… read more →

Becoming a “Real Knitter” with Monica Rodriguez of Knit’s All Folks

This year as we journey together to explore our knitting roots and learn more about knitters and knitting from around the world, As part of this project, I’ve created a series of guest posts to introduce you to designers who are women of color. This is the third post in the series, where we meet Latina designer Monica.. read more →

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