Venus retrograde in Scorpio squaring Mars. The feminine does some deep diving into the difficult, and tensions with the masculine have never been greater. How is this playing out for you? I've got a ball of fire in my belly, and all I want is to breathe it out. To burn away everything that is unjust, ungood, unrepresentative of what we really are. . @surayahossain started a conversation recently over at @lhamiltonbrown (on the article by @jeanettesloan) about the lack of Asian visibility in the knitting community. It infuriates me that there is an idea that 'Asians don't knit' because 'It's too hot there'. It instantly devalues whole cultures that have contributed to fibre art in its current form. They continue to provide the slave labour that perpetuates our privilege. Whole villages barely subsisting on long hours of work at their delapidated looms. So that we can have nice things. I am struggling not to shout. What can I do to make you recognise your privilege? Asians do knit. I can't believe we need hashtags to tell you that. . Here are the ones we're currently using, and thinking of using: #diversknitty#asiansdoknit#knittersofindia #knittersfromtheindiansubcontinent #knittersofasia#blackknittersofinstagram#pocknitters#knittersofcolor Let me know if there are others. . Thank you for allowing me the space to express my rage.
Today has been a glorious sunny October day for us... ☀️☀️☀️ so as you can see I didn’t take this photo today! 😁 This photo of my Yarn Festival Hat was taken a little while ago soon after I finished it... I was planning on calling it my ‘Sea Foam’ hat until I wore it to Yarndale! The pattern is still available on my Ravelry and Etsy... 😊💚💙💚 Have a lovely evening Everyone... 💙💙