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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 →

Fighting Racism in Vermont

Instead of a big weekly update, this week I am going to focus on one thing. What happened? Last week there was some Nazi and racist graffiti put up around in various locations in my county in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Here is one example. Another had a big swastika and the words “I.. read more →

Meet Anna Hernandez from Skeins in the Stacks

Donna asked me to write an article on this blog about my yarn business. To write about the struggles of running a small business. read more →

Meet Fatimah Hinds

I’ve been knitting for about 12 years now. I started designing because I have a problem with authority or so my friends and family say. read more →

In the Shadow

I decided to shadow knit a disappearing 8′ * 3.5′ image of Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. Five hundred hours of charting and knitting and around 2,000yds of yarn. read more →

Our Knitting Roots — Now on Knitty!

You all, my Our Knitting Roots column has just appeared on Knitty, along with another pair of toe-up socks from the Middle East! Check it out. It may be difficult to look at a sock or mitten that you’ve made with your own hands and feel a connection to a group of people who seem.. read more →

To clean or not to clean, that is the question

To clean or not to clean, that is the question. I’ve never been so disorganized in my entire life as I have since I’ve moved to Vermont. read more →

Diversity in the Fiber World – Guest Post

Hello all! For those of you who don’t know me, (which, I suspect will be many readers), I’m Sarah Dawn of Sarah Dawn Designs. I’m Toronto-based knitwear designer, and I’ve been in the knitwear design world for about a year now. Ok, but an obvious question, why am I writing a guest post on Donna’s.. read more →

How do you deal with the overwhelm?

It’s hard to remember that we are in this for the long haul. I just want it all to be over and everything to be roses. The reason I have hated politics for most of my life is that it pisses me off so much. I have never been good and having balanced or steady.. read more →

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