My New Resistance Comic

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. read more →

Resistance Update 5/6/17

What happened? A lot, as usual. Jordan Edwards, a 15-year old high school freshman was shot in the head and killed by a (now former) Texas police officer who has been charged with murder. The Russia story got deeper as a Russian-backed, alt-right group hacked the email of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, the main.. read more →

Black Lives Matter

Yesterday a cop in Texas shot a 15 year old kid in the head and killed him. Jordan Edwards was in a car with friends as they were leaving a party. He was shot as they were driving away from the officer. There is no excuse. This is not an isolated incident. This is MURDER… read more →

Becoming a “Real Knitter” with Monica Rodriguez of Knit’s All Folks

This year as we journey together to explore our knitting roots and learn more about knitters and knitting from around the world, As part of this project, I’ve created a series of guest posts to introduce you to designers who are women of color. This is the third post in the series, where we meet Latina designer Monica.. read more →

Resistance Update 4/23/17

What happened? Donald Trump didn’t get much of anything accomplished in his first 100 days of president, but the resistance has been strong! Here’s a great article about what the resistance has accomplished: Trump accomplished nothing in his first 100 days, but Democrats have been kicking ass. Yesterday (April 22) was the March for Science and scientists and others.. read more →

Open the Door to Possibilities with Tian of KnitDesigns

This year as we journey together to explore our knitting roots and learn more about knitters and knitting from around the world, I’m starting a series of guest posts to introduce you to designers from different places and cultures. When I select models for my books and patterns, I do my best to have people of all.. read more →

Resistance Update 4/14/17

What happened I taught at the Madison Knitter’s Guild and we talked about Our Knitting Roots, tracing our family history through knitting, and the connections and community that we can create by learning about knitting from around the world. This is my great grandmother’s sister from Lithuania, and some traditional patterns on  weaving and knitting that match the tablecloth in.. read more →

Resistance Update 4/1/17

What Happened Sometimes I’ll post good news but we have to look honestly at the stark reality, too. It’s gonna take a long time to fix what this president and administration are damaging in America. And it will not be possible to undo much of the harm done to people and the environment. While it’s important.. read more →

Discovering Knitting Heritage with Francoise Danoy

This year as we journey together to explore our knitting roots and learn more about knitters and knitting from around the world, I’m starting a series of guest posts to introduce you to designers from different places and cultures. Knitting from the United Kingdom and Northern Europe tends to get a lot of press, and so do designers.. read more →

Knit the Light

There are so many reactions we have to take now—call about this, write about that, protest about this other thing. But being in reactive mode all the time is not healthy. What can you do that is a positive, unique, creative act that comes from within you and is not caused by something outside? This.. read more →

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