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
Original Art/Watercolor by Donna Druchunas
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
How to Smash the Patriarchy: A Guide for Fat Old Ladies and Their Friends I’ve started a new resistance comic about my activism, craftivism, and knitting as a political act. It’s going to be in a Facebook photo album but it’s public and anyone can view it.
I’m reading Imagine a Forest, a how-to art book by artist Dinara Mirtalipova. Dinara studied computer science and cybernetics in Uzbekistan. But when she came to the USA, she worked cleaning toilets and later doing mundane office work. It was years before she was able to develop and use her artistic skills to work on projects […]