Knitting can be a Political Act
Politics & Knitting… you may not like it, but politics is part of your daily life.

Black Lives Matter to this White Woman

Over the next couple of weeks, I’m going to be posting about race-related issues with links to some great reading and viewing material. I’m not any special kind of expert on these topics. And while I have had Black, Asian, and Latinx family members related to me by blood, marriage, and co-habitation, I definitely have […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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