Another journal entry about Harriet Tubman

How can I relate my story to Harriet Tubman or to the story of any slave? read more →

Not about knitting

I’ve been not writing. This is not good. I have so much to say and I forget that it only gets said if I put the words onto the page. I love writing in notebooks but that material so often doesn’t get into the computer. I wonder if I should just write on the keyboard… read more →

Lithuanian Knitting: Continuing Traditions Blog Tour

 Lithuanian Knitting: Continuing Traditions is now in paperback. Have you been following along my blog tour for Lithuanian Knitting: Continuing Traditions? I’m promoting this book, which has been in the works since 2007 and is now available. I’ve been posting the blog tour links on social media, but I completely forgot to put a blog tour schedule.. read more →

Free-Writing as a Life-Changing Practice

A Conversation between Donna Druchunas and Cynthia Morris For the past few years, I’ve been taking a quarterly writing course with Cynthia Morris, called the “Free-Write Fling.” In this course, we receive a daily writing prompt, and commit to writing at least 15 minutes every day for a month. Doing this four times a year.. read more →

2 days till Lithuanian Knitting: Continuing Traditions launch!

In my next book, Lithuanian Knitting: Continuing Traditions, you can journey with me and my co-author June Hall around the country of Lithuania and learn about all of the fun and fascinating traditions and techniques that we discovered during our travels. June has been visiting Lithuania for over a decade, and I made my first trip there in.. read more →

Countdown to Lithuanian Knitting: The Original Plan

It’s 2015 and the Lithuanian Knitting: Continuing Traditions book is almost finished. We finished the writing last year, but that is still 5 years after I wrote this post when I was planning a retreat with my co-author June Hall in England, followed by an extra two weeks in Lithuania for writing and extra research. It’s.. read more →

4 days to Lithuanian Knitting: Continuing Traditions launch!

Here are some of my mood boards for planning the projects in Lithuanian Knitting: Continuing Traditions. The crowdfunding campaign is launching on Pubslush on April 15th. Check it out early for a preview and plan your contribution. read more →

5 days till Lithuanian Knitting: Continuing Traditions launch!

I wrote Lithuanian Knitting: Continuing Traditions to share some of what I’ve learned in my travels and research with the English-speaking world. There are some wonderful old and new books about knitting in Lithuania that are available, but they are not in English. I’ve been working on this book since 2007 and it’s going to.. read more →

My first visit to Lithuania (& England)

On my first trip to Europe, I went to England and Lithuania. This post is about how those two places connected for me. I had a fabulous time in England, but Lithuania had a much bigger impact on me. All of these trips have fed into the depth of Lithuanian Knitting: Continuing Traditions, even though not all of.. read more →

Countdown to Lithuanian Knitting: Continuing Traditions

On April 15th, I am opening the pre-orders on my newest book, Lithuanian Knitting Continuing Traditions on Pubslush, a crowdfunding platform for books. I’ll also be offering a free preview of the book including three patterns. To celebrate the completion of this eight-year-long project, I am going to be reposting some of my favorite blog posts about.. read more →