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Knitting Anarchists with Warm Feet

Ready to read and knit again? We’ll be reading Knitting for Anarchists by Anna Zilboorg and knitting my slipper socks from the latest Knitty.I have kits available in two yarn choices: Hand-dyed superwash merino from ModeKnit Yarns and merino/acrylic blend from Valley Yarns. Kits include the pattern and video tutorials, as in all of my […]

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Resistance Update: Take Back America

Welcome to 2018, the year we take back America or go down with the sinking ship. Are you ready? What happened? Donald Trump came back from his extended golfing vacation just in time to hear about a new book that reiterates how stupid he is hits the shelves. Well, it wasn’t supposed to come out […]

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Resistance Update 1/3/2018

Blue Wave 2018 It’s January 3rd and Donald Drumpf is off the golf course and back on Twitter, being completely authoritarian, unAmerican, nasty, undemocratic, and insane. He’s comparing nuclear strike button sizes with his nemesis in North Korea. We have to get rid of him. Yesterday I contacted my reps to encourage them to do […]

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Our Knitting Roots — Now on Knitty!

You all, my Our Knitting Roots column has just appeared on Knitty, along with another pair of toe-up socks from the Middle East! Check it out. It may be difficult to look at a sock or mitten that you’ve made with your own hands and feel a connection to a group of people who seem […]

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Free Ebook: Knitting as a Political Act

Just in time for anti-inauguration day, here’s my new free ebook, Knitting as a Political Act. It includes four of my polictially-motivated patterns, but It’s not just a pattern ebook, but a collection of ideas, tips, and activities you can use in your life to protest injustice and work for causes you believe in. People knit for […]

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Free Pattern: Resistance Hat

Resist Hat Resist racism, resist xenophobia, resist sexism, resist hate of all kinds. Wear this hat to proclaim that we are the resistance! The diagonal motif is based on the American symbol for a resistor in electronics. This can go in the St st portion of Pussyhats … or you can make a plain hat with […]

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Singing (and Knitting) as a Political Act

This week I’ve been thinking about diversity, xenophobia, empire, nationalism, genealogy, and family history. How can we embrace each other even though we are different? How can we all be Americans and work together to make a better world for the future? How can we embrace our pasts, live with love in the present, and plan […]

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Knitting as a Political Act

I’m working on a list of how we can do what I am going to call “Knitting as a Political Act” (ht to Rick Steves). I’m talking about using our knitting as a subversive, activist, protest. Here are some of my ideas. I’d love to hear yours in the comments. (I’m not talking about charity […]

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