Is, as you may be aware this month. Lin is generously donating 5p for every comment she gets throughout the month to Cancer Research UK. Today is her birthday, so go and say happy birthday, and check out her gorgeous Malabrigo Gretel, and see if we can increase her total. This feels particularly close to home, as today is also the birthday of one of my knitting friends who will be having a mastectomy and reconstruction surgery on Thursday, I’m sure she could use some vibes.
We have enjoyed seeing people's Joy mitts on Ravelry and Instagram and although the kits are nearly sold out now, it is a pattern that can be done in many different colours, depending on what flag/colour scheme you want to use.
We have made genderqueer, asexual, non-binary and pansexual flag charts.
Introducing the first in an ongoing series of guest posts. I'm honoured that we're beginning with this vital letter from Emi Ito.
Emi has been outspoken about the cultural appropriation of the kimono in fashion and has helped many makers and designers find a less hurtful approach to naming their patterns and products.