Solidarity Forever

I made these mittens for a woman I adore who moved back to the midwest. We organized together for years and I’ll miss her. We worked together to stop executions and win equal marriage. I wanted her to have a little knitterly love. They read “Solidarity Forever” across the palms and there are two lines from the labor anthem by that name avross the backs of the hands. One mitten reads, “A power greater than their hoarded gold” and the other, “A new world from the ashes of the old.”

I hope she’ll wear them to tatters. (Don’t worry, they got thumbs and a good blocking.)

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One Response to “Solidarity Forever”

  1. choperena Says:

    FTmfW! Those are awesome!

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