Super Hero Maya
When I was pregnant with Maya and I found out I was having a little girl I was absolutely over the moon. I knew I could teach her what I know about what it’s like to be a woman and more specifically that we can do anything we set our minds to doing. Sometimes that means taking a different path than what is traditional, but that is perfectly okay! Mainly I envisioned teaching her a sense of empowerment over helplessness.
It turns out that four and a half years later my plan seems to be working because Maya would rather be a Super Hero than a Princess. For me the difference is huge, Super Heroes do for themselves while Princesses wait for other people to do for them.
Despite all the rumors about cobblers having no shoes I do occasionally find time to knit for my kid and I am so proud to share that Maya’s favorite hand knit is her Super Hero Cape. It’s a simple pattern, made from my tutorial on What in the Hell to do with 170 yards of handspun, knit until I liked the length, and a stitch pattern from Nicky Epstein’s Knitting on the Edge added at the very end right before binding off. Please check out the link to the pattern tutorial if you’d like to knit a Super Hero Cape for your kid too.
A special thanks to Tracy at Prickly Pear Bloom for my new logo. Tracy is hard at work on my new book, which will be available for Pre Order soon.