Resistance Update 3/11/17

What happened? Every day is a new shitstorm of news and lies. Remember, this is not normal. (It’s also not necessarily brand new.) I’m going to skip gathering up stories this week. Make sure you are following at least one of these sources: Teen Vogue (Twitter @TeenVogue) Robert Reich (Facebook) Rebecca Solnit (Facebook) Rachel Maddow Subscribe.. read more →

Do Good + Win a Qiviut Cowl

I’m working with a new friend, Annie Wenstrup, to raise money for International Rescue Committee, an organization that supports refugees from Syria. Annie’s knit this beautiful qiviut cowl that will go to one of  you who donate to the IRC in March. To enter to win the cowl, just make your donation here, via this Crowdwise donation page that we’ve put.. read more →

Immigrants and Assimilation

Have you joined Our Knitting Roots book club yet? You can sign up for email updates (2x a month), or follow along in my Ravelry group, or in a private Facebook group. We’re discussing House of Stone by Anthony Shadid. Here’s one of the discussion topics: Do immigrants assimilate? One of the reasons given by.. read more →

Resistance Update 3/3/17

What happened? It’s been a boring week. OK, so I’m not fooling anyone. Here’s the news: A Pussyhat was spotted at the V&A museum in London and featured on the Knitty Blog. Russia, Russia, Russia. Nope, that story is not going away. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was caught lying in his confirmation hearings when he said he had.. read more →

March Bookclub: House of Stone

House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East by Anthony Shadid Welcome! Welcome to our first book discussion! Below you’ll find some of my thoughts about the first few chapters of this book along with specific discussion questions. Please feel free to answer the questions I’ve posted in the comments,.. read more →

March Book Club Schedule

We start our first bookclub discussions tomorrow! I’m going to start with House of Stone because it is still in print and available as an ebook and audio book and I think everyone has been able to get a copy, or can get one instantly.   This is all new to me, so please be.. read more →

Resistance Update 2/25/17

What Happened? The good: Pussyhats are everywhere, most excitingly to me, on the runway at Milan Fashion Week. Missoni staged a mini Women’s march. All of the models wore pussyhats in their final parade. And everyone in the audience was given a pussyhat, and they stormed the runway wearing them at the end of the show… read more →

Craftivist’s 10-point Action Plan to Stop Trump

Adapted and abridged from a post by Michael Moore. 1. THE DAILY CALL: You must call Congress every day. Yes – YOU! 202-225-3121. It will take just TWO MINUTES! Make it part of your daily routine, one of those five things you do every morning without even thinking about it: 1. Wake up. 2. Brush.. read more →

Resistance Update 2/15/17

Curiouser and curiouser, right? It’s impossible to do a recap of a week’s worth of news right now, because so much is going on, that it feels like we’ve had this regime in place for a year already. But I’m going to try to fill you in on some important bits and pieces. What Happened? There.. read more →

Our Knitting Roots Book Club Update

Ok, here’s the scoop! I needed a little more time for set up than I thought. (I am always doing too much at once!) So we will officially kick it off in March. At that time, I’ll create a new post for the book selections and knitting for that topic, and announce it here as.. read more →