Parts Unknown Viking Cowl KAL

This Knit Along has concluded. Are you ready for a winter KAL? How it Works Sign up by downloading the Parts Unknown pattern PDF on Ravelry. Use coupon VIKING to get it for free. Follow along in my Ravelry group. If you didn’t pre-order a custom-dyed kit, you can use your own stash yarn or.. read more →

No wool? No vikings.

Since we’ll be knitting my Parts Unknown cowl that Dom calls the “Viking Cowl” in January, you might enjoy reading up on vikings and wool ahead of time. To knit from stash, the pattern is free on Knitty but it’ll be really hard to match the color flow, plus the sale of this yarn helps Annie.. read more →

Knitting Anarchists with Warm Feet

Ready to read and knit again? We’ll be reading Knitting for Anarchists by Anna Zilboorg and knitting my slipper socks from the latest Knitty.I have kits available in two yarn choices: Hand-dyed superwash merino from ModeKnit Yarns and merino/acrylic blend from Valley Yarns. Kits include the pattern and video tutorials, as in all of my.. read more →

Stepping back to move forward…

What’s your challenge for summer? Here’s mine: I’ve got a bit of laryngitis today after teaching indoors in AC for the last two weekends. My throat is dry! This got me thinking about how read more →

Where I Am.

Yesterday one of my Facebook friends asked, “What question are you living in today?” read more →

Resistance Update 3/17/18

Every fucking day, I pray for Donald Trump to die. Now that I’ve said that, let’s move on to what’s happening and what we can do next. What happened? OK, it’s been a lot longer than a week since my last post. I’m not even going to try to keep up. Here are the two.. read more →

Hemisphere Half Pi Shawl

Tomorrow is Pi Day, (March 14th, 3/14, 3.14 rounded off from 3.14159…) and we’re starting the Hemisphere Half Pi KAL in my Ravelry group. It’s not to late to join in! The pattern is available on Ravelry and you can stash dive to start right away, or order a kit from Craftsy and start late.. read more →

Resistance Update 2/3/18

I want to write more and more thoughtfully this year. Instead of simply posting rants and lists of “What happened?” and “What can you do next?” I’m going to address a topic that’s on my mind in more depth. Right now I’m quite worried about how we will react should the worst happen. If there’s.. read more →

My Knitting Life #2

Can you believe it’s already January 22nd? There’s just a week of this month left. I have my knitting cut out for me. I’ve officially entered the new Ravelry Challenge for finishing my UFOs in 2018. Have you seen that feature yet? It’s cool. You can put deadlines on your WIPs or projects in your.. read more →

Reading about Japanese Knitting & Culture

Are you in Our Knitting Roots Book Club yet? It’s a free Facebook group. On Feb 1 we will start reading again! Our topic will be Japan and we’ll be reading two books. Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi Shida, translated by Gayle Roehm. This book is a drop-dead stunning stitch dictionary,.. read more →

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