We love this incredible, wearable hug of a shawl, which Ashtan Albright knit and we enjoyed her account of the process even more. It might be just the motivation you need if you're not sure you can knit lace.
I wasn’t going to put the time, money, and effort into a garment that I wasn’t sure was going to fit the way I needed it and have it sit in my drawer unloved. I knew my body was the body I would continue to have, because, even though I’m non-binary trans, I’m not going to medically transition. I had to learn what would make a garment silhouette work for me and help give me the shape I wanted without having many models that were representative of me, either in body shape or gender presentation.
This post first appeared on Whitney’s own blog and she kindly allowed us to share it with a wider audience. It has truly brought me so much joy to see knitters making and wearing their Joy mitts and, via a knitting project, feeling seen and visible. I know that Whitney’s experiences of what it means to choose to be visibly bi would resonate with many of you. Thank you for sharing your story with all of us Whitney.