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The Green Knitters emerge!

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Niu Savea, our friend and tenant I used to say don’t mix politics with knitting but now I’m breaking all my own rules. The Green Knitters are up and running. On Wednesday night, August 18th, the first twelve enthusiastic knitters got together to knit Adam’s way into the legislature for Saanich North and the Islands. We are going to make toques and headbands as a fundraising project but also as a way to get women together to talk, to plan, to ... …and we know that when women gather stuff happens. In the past knitting and politics; knitting and social...

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Sweaters are a family affair

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Knitting and sweater stories are often about families and my story is no different. My Auntie Freda taught me to knit when I was about 12. My mother-in-law Laura Olsen taught me about the hard work of making wool and knitting to pay the bills and feed the kids. My (then) husband Carl and I operated Mt. Newton Indian Sweaters for 15 years or so. And now I help my kids Adam and Joni, in the family business, Salish Fusion. I’ve already told you about our amazing road-trip team—Diane Morriss and Sono Nis Press did the organization for the workshops...

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