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01/16/2018

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, […]

01/09/2018

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 […]

01/03/2018

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 […]

12/29/2017

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 […]

12/15/2017

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 […]

11/27/2017

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 […]