My book writing by Donna Druchunas.

I knit because…   I knit because I learned from my grandmother and it’s fun. I have always made things and I always will. I don’t know why knitting stuck more than crocheting or sewing or embroidery. I don’t know why knitting stuck more than candle making or wood carving. But here I am with […]

To understand another person, it is said, you must walk a mile in their shoes. Well, what goes inside shoes if not socks? Knitters must take this to heart, and every time we knit a pair of socks to warm our toes, we should take the opportunity to learn about the stitches, patterns, and techniques we use. And […]

A note to readers who don’t understand the outrage against Trump or think that those of us who voted for Hillary are sore losers. That’s not it. Yes, we are angry. But that is really a cover up for our broken hearts. We are crying. We are in pain. We are full of sorrow. We are […]

Are you a knitting or crochet writer/author/blogger? Here’s an action for January 15. Have you all heard about the Writers Resist meetings on January 15? There are over 75 events around the US and even in a few other countries. I have an idea for those of us who can’t attend the meetings mentioned below. “Our democracy […]

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 […]

I’ve been visited recently by a houseguest I haven’t heard from since the 1970s, when I lived on Long Island and slept in my childhood bedroom. On summer nights when the windows were open, I would lie awake and imagine I heard Soviet troops marching up the hill from the harbor to our town. In […]

This is a letter is to my American followers, and to my fellow Vermonters. Think Globally, Act Locally. That’s an old saying, but it applies today as much as ever. In my past several posts I’ve written about things I’m planning to do, and what I hope I can inspire some of you to do–on […]

I’m doing a little writing class this month and writing to the prompts on top of paintings in my sketchbook. Here is today’s mini essay. My great grandparents came to the USA on one way tickets. Europe to America, never to return. Running from pogroms and Russification, they left Belarus, Lithuania, and Ukraine. Perhaps being […]