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 →

Resistance 2.0 – I am Wonder Woman

I haven’t written much since the 2016 election. I’ve made blog posts about resisting and done a couple of columns for Knitty (early fall 2017 and deep fall 2017), but my writing fountain pen has dried out and my writing notebook has been gathering dust on my desk. It’s time to remedy this situation. What.. read more →

★★★★★ Book Review: Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible

“Discover the Beautiful World of Japanese Knitting” is the tagline written across the top of the book Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible. I think I am going to steal that for the name of my workshops. I have been calling them “Explore Japanese Knitting” but exploring just doesn’t have the same appeal as discovering a beautiful.. read more →

Resistance Update 11/4/17

What happened? Puerto Rico still doesn’t have all the help it needs, and most people are still without power. Trump is in Asia where he’s being an ass and meeting with his puppet-master, Putin. On his way, he was met by creative resisters in Hawaii with signs saying, “Welcome to Kenya.” It all happens so.. read more →

Meet Beatriz (Betty) McTiernan 

My grandmother taught me how to knit. This was a few years after I emigrated with my family from Habana to Miami. read more →

Resistance Update 10/21/17

Here we are again. How are you holding up? It’s been a rough few weeks for sure. Remember that they are trying to wear us out and overwhelm us. If you need a break, take a short one. And remember to focus on the issues that are most important to you. We have to work.. read more →

Meet Novella Jewell Bobo

I started crocheting in 1983, at the age of 13 when my maternal grandmother had given me a big bag of yarn. read more →

Resistance Update 10/13/17

Hello. Welcome to hell. That’s sort of how I’ve been feeling the last few weeks. As Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin said on her Facebook feed the other day, Mother Nature is pissed at America. And on top of that, Donald Trump is turning America into a place that is as corrupt and uncaring as the Soviet.. read more →

Resistance Upate 9/28/17

What Happened? Puerto Rico was devastated by hurricane Maria and Trump delayed sending help, which has caused people to die. Most of the people on the island have no electricity, food, or drinking water. The mayor of San Juan has been begging for help. This delay was not an accident. It is intentional, criminal negligence. While.. read more →