My book writing by Donna Druchunas.

If Silence is Golden, I’m Broke

I feel like I’m going broke. There isn’t enough silence around my house any more. If silence is golden, I might have to declare bankruptcy soon. Maybe I can sell some of my yarn and go live in the attic. Before I go further, I have to say that I am the least “nice” person […]

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My Parents Moved In #1

One of the new blog series I want to write this year is “My Parents Moved In. Where Can I Put My Yarn?” It doesn’t really have much, if anything, to do with knitting except that I knit and work on knitting-related projects all the time, and that usually spreads out to take over most […]

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Resistance Update 12/21/2017

Happy Holidays everyone! It’s been quite a year, hasn’t it? I can’t believe how fast it went and at the same time how long it dragged on. I’m glad it’s over but I don’t want my life to speed by so quickly that I miss it. In 2018 I will be much more conscious of […]

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Year End Reading Roundup

Happy December. Here’s my year-end reading roundup. It’s short this year, with just three books in each category, but I hope you enjoy it. Knitting Books Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi Shida translated by Gayle Roehm is the most coveted book of the year for knitters who use stitch libraries and […]

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Resistance 2.0 – I am Wonder Woman

I haven’t written much since the 2016 election. I’ve made blog posts about resisting and done a couple of columns for Knitty (early fall 2017 and deep fall 2017), but my writing fountain pen has dried out and my writing notebook has been gathering dust on my desk. It’s time to remedy this situation. What […]

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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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How do you deal with the overwhelm?

It’s hard to remember that we are in this for the long haul. I just want it all to be over and everything to be roses. The reason I have hated politics for most of my life is that it pisses me off so much. I have never been good and having balanced or steady […]

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