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,.. read more →

Immigrants and Assimilation

Have you joined Our Knitting Roots book club yet? You can sign up for email updates (2x a month), or follow along in my Ravelry group, or in a private Facebook group. We’re discussing House of Stone by Anthony Shadid. Here’s one of the discussion topics: Do immigrants assimilate? One of the reasons given by.. read more →

March Bookclub: House of Stone

House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East by Anthony Shadid Welcome! Welcome to our first book discussion! Below you’ll find some of my thoughts about the first few chapters of this book along with specific discussion questions. Please feel free to answer the questions I’ve posted in the comments,.. read more →

March Book Club Schedule

We start our first bookclub discussions tomorrow! I’m going to start with House of Stone because it is still in print and available as an ebook and audio book and I think everyone has been able to get a copy, or can get one instantly.   This is all new to me, so please be.. read more →

Our Knitting Roots Book Club Update

Ok, here’s the scoop! I needed a little more time for set up than I thought. (I am always doing too much at once!) So we will officially kick it off in March. At that time, I’ll create a new post for the book selections and knitting for that topic, and announce it here as.. read more →

Reading/Knitting Book Club

Let’s spend 2017 reading about the beautiful history, culture, and people from different places around the world, who have all come to America to add to our rich heritage and diverse society. February’s research and knitting project for my 2017 theme: Our Knitting Roots. I’m starting in the Middle East, where knitting began. I am.. read more →

Our Knitting Roots

Happy New Year! I’ve got some new things coming up in 2017 and I want to tell you about one major theme that you’ll be seeing in my work: Finding Our Roots through Knitting. I’ve been thinking about this topic for a couple of years, spurred on my going to family reunions and visiting Lithuania for.. read more →

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