Knitted Wit HerStory 2021: Sonia from the Block


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For September, Sonia Sotomayor, or Sonia from the Block, as our colorway that honors her is called, is the third woman, the first (and currently only) woman of color, and the first Latina to serve on the United States Supreme Court, having been nominated by Barack Obama in 2009. She grew up in the Bronx, in Puerto Rican neighborhoods, and selfidentifies as Nuyorican (a portmanteau of New York and Puerto Rican, referring to members of the Puerto Rican diaspora in New York City). After initially dreaming of becoming a detective like her hero Nancy Drew, at 10 years old, Sotomayor changed gears and zeroed in on a future in law, inspired by Perry Mason.
Time and again, Sonia from the Block has argued in favor of equity and fairness, handing down rulings with a strong but balanced hand, and advancing the causes of justice and equity. She's a role model for all young women, in particular young women of color, as they navigate a world in which they might just need to advocate for the changes that will allow them to thrive. As we all navigate this very difficult world, may we all remember that fighting for what is right is never wrong, and may we all look to Justice Sotomayor for inspiration and guidance. Our Sonia from the Block colorway was inspired by the Puerto Rican street art in Sotomayor's beloved Bronx, the colors and visual textures that reflect and inform the culture of the Nuyoricans that live there.

Fiber Content: 80% Superwash Merino Wool/ 20% Nylon

Weight: Fingering/Sock

Gauge: 7-8 sts = 1" on US 1-3; suggested B-D hook

Weight/Yardage: 115g/420 yds

Care: Hand Wash, Dry Flat

Country Of Origin: USA