Subversive Knitting

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

November Mystery Cowl KAL

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been off my game since the 2016 election and I’m pretty tired of feeling this way. I’m getting ready to kick off my funk at the mid-terms and no matter what happens, I’m moving forward with my life and creative work in 2019 with renewed energy and determination. […]

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Resistance Update 3/17/18

Every fucking day, I pray for Donald Trump to die. Now that I’ve said that, let’s move on to what’s happening and what we can do next. What happened? OK, it’s been a lot longer than a week since my last post. I’m not even going to try to keep up. Here are the two […]

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Resistance Update 2/3/18

I want to write more and more thoughtfully this year. Instead of simply posting rants and lists of “What happened?” and “What can you do next?” I’m going to address a topic that’s on my mind in more depth. Right now I’m quite worried about how we will react should the worst happen. If there’s […]

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Friendly American Knitters

In Our Knitting Roots Book Club on Facebook, over the last weeks, we’ve been discussing Timothy Snyder’s short book, On Tyranny: 20 Lessons from the 20th Century. This week’s chapter is “Lesson 12: Make Eye Contact and Small Talk.” Rachel, who is leading the discussion says, This lesson is a reminder of how simple resisting […]

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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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Women’s March 2018

All of the 2018 Women’s Marches Below. There are marches in all of the states plus a few in other countries. UPDATE from NY Times: A year after millions of people turned out for the Women’s March and took to the streets en masse to protest President Trump’s inauguration, demonstrators gathered on Saturday in cities across the United […]

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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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Resistance Update 12/28/2017

Hi everyone. The year is wrapping up. I’m glad. The year of 2017 sucked in a lot of ways for so many people. Not just politically, but also personally. I’m ready for a new year, starting fresh with a bright new outlook and a plan to resist, smash, create, and knit. How about you? What […]

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