Here’s a photo of my knitting which is sloppy as hell due to tension issues 🤷♀️🤪😣. Just wanted to pop in here and post a daily reminder that every white person is raised racist. Doing this anti-racism work means re-training your brain to work against what is engrained in you and the fabric of your being. Whiteness and white supremacy is a disease and it’s our job to fight against it. Things I am telling myself and ppl reading this:
Take the time to let the people in our community know where you stand. Support BIPOC makers by not only buying their products, but confronting and affronting racist behavior you see in your feed, in trade shows, yarn shops and your daily life. Self education is so important. Read read read. White Fragility, Me and My White Supremacy workbook, the racial equity tools website. It’s on US white ppl to do this work and no one else. A couple of things I want to point out that I am doing and you can too/you can go directly support:
@norichanknits is doing an awesome charity auction on their feed benefiting 3 different nonprofits including @raicestexas. Lots of makers are giving away all sorts of goods. Go bid if you’re able!
@promised.fibers is run by @meeshaknits and is doing wonderful work including but not limited to supplying grants for makers of all kinds. I urge you to check them out, apply if you’re eligible and donate if you’re able.
Donate funds or write letters of support to the offices of @ocasio2018 @repilhan @rashidatlaib and @repayannapressley.
@ladydyeyarns Is hosting a September Badass Craftivist club that not only gives you awesome fiber goodies, but helps you prep for the 2020 election by giving you personalized (by state) civic information. So fucking cool and a great way to stay politically active/ work towards getting 45 out of office while supporting your makers!
#knitstagram #knittersofinstagram #knittersoftheworld #knittingforall #handknit #slowfashion #indiedyedyarn #makersmovement #notmyfuckingpresident
There’s still plenty of time to join in on @travelingyarn’s #discokal featuring #amysdiscotop! @discostitch is leading the charge with this gorgeous version, with a sequin hem tutorial coming soon. Head on over to our #ravelry group to see how you can join in! #repost from @discostitch 💕💖🕺 #travelingyarn #bornandraisedknits
#knitalong #indiedyedyarn #handmadewardrobe #slowfashion #knittingpattern #knitting #instaknit #knitstagram #handknit #knitcroptop #discobaby
Queerness and issues with mental health are not excuses for racist or discriminatory behavior. If you’re a white person who has used their intersections to marginalize yourself + group yourself in with BIPOC and make this about you, while not taking accountability for your actions and how they promote and spread the disease that is white supremacy — I’m telling you now, as someone who is guilty of this, it’s time to reckon with that behavior. I did just this in the creation of the BRK Retreat, and I put a lot of good people in harm’s way while asking them to do work that should have been on me to do. I am part of the problem, white people are the problem. I like to use my identity as a way to convince myself otherwise, and it’s just so shitty. Simply put. BIPOC are being attacked for doing work that the white allies in this community should have been doing all along. What the Sockmatician guy has done this week is abhorrent and cruel, yet I see myself in his actions, and I bet part of you does too. If you want to read more about what happened with the retreat there’s a link in my stories highlight. I don’t want to continue to occupy space with something that turned out so ugly, but I also want to provide transparency. I have so much work to do, I’m sorry for those I’ve hurt. Confronting and affronting the white folk I see repeating behaviors that I myself am guilty of, is somewhere I will start. Confronting yourself is probably the hardest part, but I think also the most valuable. Thank you to the BIPOC who have and continue to be at the forefront of this. I recognize I have not been the ally I wanted to be, and that’s going to change.
The #rifttee is almost hereeeee! I feel so lucky that I got to #testknit this gorgeous design of @jacquelinecieslak’s! I used the suggested yarn and new base “Linea” from @littlefoxyarn! I’ve never knit with a cotton/wool/linen/silk blend and omg I loved it 😍 the drape is amazing and it was just a delight to knit with. -
I knit up the 48 and have a 40” bust! I love the positive ease and the way the garment falls is just perfection. It’s also reversible and you can rock the v-neck in the front instead of the back and switch it up in a real cute way! I’ve already worn this piece out on 3 separate occasions, you should definitely check out the hashtag to see how it can be styled with so many different outfits 😍😍 Thank you to the lovely @jacquelinecieslak for letting me do this and Mazel on such a perfect design 😍🎉💥🌈💖 #jacquelinecieslak #littlefoxyarn
#handmadebyme #handknit #knittop #testknitting #handknitting #summerknits #knitstagram #fo #knittingpattern #knittingproject #slowfashion #knittersofinstagram
@valkyrie_fibers is having a show this month at @knitsandknotstahoe and I’m heading up for the last weekend (07/27 & 07/28) to debut the #LaurenTank as well as teach some classes! I get to teach my FAVORITE class in #laketahoe which is the Design Your Own Yoke workshop where you learn how to create your very own york-based design. You can come party with me and Lauren and grab some of her gorgeous yarn (knit up here) and a pattern or two! Head over to @knitsandknotstahoe for all the info! #knitsandknotstahoe #bornandraisedknits #valkyriefibers
#summerknitting #strandedknitting #colorworkknitting #knittanktop #handknit #slowfashion #knitstagram #handmadewardrobe #knittinglove #indiedyedyarn #handdyedyarn #lovetoknit
I feel that I write about this every day but it bears repeating. I do not want to interact with you if you support our current, sitting white supremacist. That being said, I don’t want to interact with you and you have no space on this page if you engage with ANY white supremacist behavior, violence, or racism. I do not want to interact with you if you do not actively work against racism in your every day work and life.
The international news cycle has a spotlight on our community right now and probably will be for the next 24 hours. How will we utilize this spotlight to enact positive change? Is the company that has the monopoly on selling patterns living up to your standards? Should they be investing their funds into moderating more heavily? Why did this ban happen NOW in the first place when white supremacy and racism has been a part of the political and cultural landscape of this country since its inception? These are the questions we must pose to ourselves and to one another. I stand with #ravelry on their decision but wish it was a ban on not a symbolic figure but what he represents.
Please block and unfollow me if this doesn’t sit right with you. I’m proud to state with every ounce of my body, mind and spirit that you are on the wrong side of history. EDIT: will be moderating comments accordingly although at this point I think my queer Jew self has scared away all the fuck heads 🤓🤓🤓🙃🥰💩
It’s a 🌟 GIVEAWAY 🌟 you crazy kids! In celebration of 15K followers, I am doing a lil giveaway as promised featuring my favorite design, the #mjcrop and one of my favorite dyers: @catsandwichfibers!
We’re giving away all the yarn + pattern you need to make the #mjcrop in your size in this amazing color combo, picked out by the incredibly talented @manderjeanpants! How stunning is Amanda’s knit?! (GO FOLLOW HER RIGHT NOW THEN COME BACK AND ENTER) You can make your very own for FREE (win a full kit, yarn and pattern included)—read below for entry details:
Must be following @catsandwichfibers and @bornandraisedknits to be eligible
Tag a friend you think would look fly AF in this top!
Must be a badass person who’s committed to working to dismantle systemic racism!!!!! -
We’ll choose the winner by random search generator on Sunday night! All people from wherever on Earth are eligible to participate. This giveaway is in no way sponsored by Instagram. You must be 13+ years to participate. Good luck and let’s GET KNITTING! #catsandwichfibers #bornandraisedknits
Hello from my chest wrinklesssss!!! But actually hello from my favorite summer crop top: #amysdiscotop! Swipe for some fun news 😍🎉 #travelingyarn is doing an INCREDIBLE, summer KAL for this top with kits (that include sequins WHAT 💖💠✨💍) for you to make the ultimate, 70s glam top! #knitalong with us this summer from July 1st, all month long. Kits available today at 5 pm at @travelingyarn (pattern included). #travelingyarn
#croptop #croptopsforall #knitcroptop #summerknitting #knitdesign #knittingproject #handknit #slowfashion #handmadebyme #handmade #knitstagram #bratop #handdyedyarn #sizeinclusive #loveknitting #ravelry