007: Winter Knits

Hi, everyone!

Thank you for spending some of your time catching up with me today! Today’s episode contains knitting WIPs and FOs, a spinning FO and WIP, and some talk about the elephant in the room, racism.

▲ Knitting FOs:
My husband’s hat 
01 of 08 socks

▲ Knitting WiPs:
02 of 08 socks for my mother
Hedgewitch by Nat Raedwulf (I really borked up this name in the video and never checked to correct myself. That’s what I get for being a bit rude about someone else’s name.)

▲ Spinning
Moonrover September 2014 club braid
Hello Yarn November 2018 club “Mandarin”

▲ Chat Section:

I want to stress that I am not looking for performance points or being told how “good” I am being for talking about this. While I am part of the problem by the virtue of having been born who I am and where I was, I do not want this to be about me. I am a work in progress and want to hopefully help others to want to do some of the same work and learning. Be the change you want to see, yeah?

Backfire Effect comic by The Oatmeal
White Privilege, unpacking the Invisible Knapsack : This was the first list I read back when I started learning more about systematic racism. It gave me a lot to consider.

There are many amazing resources out there (especially on InstaGram) with full lists of recommended reading lists, lists of BIPOC creators and business people, and many other related things. YES: you will see some memes and posts that might hurt your feelings and make you feel attacked (Remember that Backfire Effect thing? Yeah, this is it). They are meant to get your attention and make you more aware of how White Fragility and racism look from the other side of things. You will be OK. Take a break if you need to and pick up the work again after you’ve had a chance to work through the emotional parts of it.

Show notes can be found on the blog at KnitCute.com, and please consider joining the Knit Cute Ravelry group!

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