Friendly American Knitters

In Our Knitting Roots Book Club on Facebook, over the last weeks, we’ve been discussing Timothy Snyder’s short book, On Tyranny: 20 Lessons from the 20th Century. This week’s chapter is “Lesson 12: Make Eye Contact and Small Talk.” Rachel, who is leading the discussion says, This lesson is a reminder of how simple resisting.. read more →

Resistance Update: Take Back America

Welcome to 2018, the year we take back America or go down with the sinking ship. Are you ready? What happened? Donald Trump came back from his extended golfing vacation just in time to hear about a new book that reiterates how stupid he is hits the shelves. Well, it wasn’t supposed to come out.. read more →

Women’s March 2018

All of the 2018 Women’s Marches Below. There are marches in all of the states plus a few in other countries. UPDATE from NY Times: A year after millions of people turned out for the Women’s March and took to the streets en masse to protest President Trump’s inauguration, demonstrators gathered on Saturday in cities across the United.. read more →

Resistance Update 1/3/2018

Blue Wave 2018 It’s January 3rd and Donald Drumpf is off the golf course and back on Twitter, being completely authoritarian, unAmerican, nasty, undemocratic, and insane. He’s comparing nuclear strike button sizes with his nemesis in North Korea. We have to get rid of him. Yesterday I contacted my reps to encourage them to do.. read more →

My Knitting Life #1

I’m getting ready for 2018, the year of finishing. My knitting journey next year is to finish all of my personal WIPs and UFOs plus my mother’s (because she’s not knitting presently). I guess the best way to get started with the finishing is to make a list of the projects that I have piled.. read more →

Resistance Update 12/28/2017

Hi everyone. The year is wrapping up. I’m glad. The year of 2017 sucked in a lot of ways for so many people. Not just politically, but also personally. I’m ready for a new year, starting fresh with a bright new outlook and a plan to resist, smash, create, and knit. How about you? What.. read more →

Resistance Update 12/21/2017

Happy Holidays everyone! It’s been quite a year, hasn’t it? I can’t believe how fast it went and at the same time how long it dragged on. I’m glad it’s over but I don’t want my life to speed by so quickly that I miss it. In 2018 I will be much more conscious of.. read more →

Year End Reading Roundup

Happy December. Here’s my year-end reading roundup. It’s short this year, with just three books in each category, but I hope you enjoy it. Knitting Books Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi Shida translated by Gayle Roehm is the most coveted book of the year for knitters who use stitch libraries and.. read more →

Resistance Update 12/4/2017

How are you doing? It’s been over a year since Trump was elected and almost a year since his inauguration. That’s a year of having an illegitimate president who is not doing the job and is working on destroying our democracy. That’s pretty dire. But more and more of the dirt in the background is.. read more →

Get Ready for 2018!

Oh my gosh, I can’t believe this year is already ending. I’m glad because so many of my friends have had terrible years, and the USA isn’t having such a great year as a nation either. But I want to be ready for the new year, and I bet you do, too! I don’t make.. read more →

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