Resistance Update 6/16/17

Alas, we are still resisting through the horrible realities of the Trump regime. What happened? The GOP is trying to slam a secret TrumpCare bill through the Senate. You need to be calling your Senators every day about this. (See below.) About 23,000,000 Americans would lose coverage over the House version of the plan. Of.. read more →

Celebrate Handmade with Maxcine DeGouttes

This year we journey together to explore our knitting roots and learn more about knitters and designers of many different backgrounds. As part of this project, I’ve created a series of guest posts to introduce you to designers who are women of color. In this post, the fifth post in the series, we meet Maxcine DeGouttes and learn about the  Kings County.. read more →

Black Lives Matter – In Knitting and Everywhere Else

My BLM Black Lives Matter hat is available for free on Ravelry. The chart is also included in the Knitting as a Political Act ebook. I, perhaps, have a weird life and a weird family. But I prefer to think of myself as quintessentially American. I have cousins who are Black, Asian, Hispanic, and White… read more →

Knitting: hobby or economic imperative?

In the Our Knitting Roots Book Club, we are reading about Orenburg Lace knitters. The topic reminded me of this article that I wrote in 2006, when my book Arctic Lace first came out. So many of the knitting traditions we celebrate today were created to enable women to make money. Knitting Softens the Impact.. read more →

Celebrating Heritage with Melina Gingras

This year we journey together to explore our knitting roots and learn more about knitters and designers of many different backgrounds. As part of this project, I’ve created a series of guest posts to introduce you to designers who are women of color. In this post, the fifth post in the series, we meet Melina Gingras from OMG Yarns who says, “The.. read more →

Resistance Update 5/28/17

There won’t be a Resistance Update next week because I’ll be teaching at the Vermont Summer Knitting Retreat. What Happened I don’t have the stomach to really go into detail this week. Let me just say that 1) Donald Trump was an embarrassment to our country on his first overseas trip as president. And 2) more.. read more →

Resistance Update 5/21/17

What happened It’s all about Russia. This was another crazy week in the alternate universe we woke up to on Nov 9, 2016. Here are a few low-lights (gleaned from the News and Guts page on Facebook, where it took a lot of scrolling to get all the way back to last weekend!): May 15:.. read more →

Start your own Yarn Biz with Lori at L Knits

This year we journey together to explore our knitting roots and learn more about knitters and designers of many different backgrounds. As part of this project, I’ve created a series of guest posts to introduce you to designers who are women of color. In this post, the fourth post in the series, we meet Lori from L Knits, who tells us.. read more →

Resistance Update 5/13/17

What happened? There are two major issues I want to point out this week: 1. RUSSIA Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey Trump and team lied about why Comey was fired (hint: it was RUSSIA) Sean Spicer hid in the bushes so he wouldn’t have to answer questions about this Melissa McCarthy was “spotted rolling through.. read more →

Printable PDF Protest Posters

Here is a PDF of some protest posters you can print out and hang up around town on bulletin boards, telephone poles, and so forth. read more →

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