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Summertime Sock Knitting Extravaganza

Lorajean from Knitted Wit and I were plotting, as we do, and we were wondering what kind of knitting thing we should get into this summer. You’ll never guess what popped into our heads (yes, you will). SOCKS! It’s definitely my go-to summer (or any time, really) on-the-go project. It’s small, it’s portable, it’s infinitely customizable, I can’t even count how …

April socks bring warm tootsies

My sock obsession knows no end. You would think that by this point in time, I’d have enough socks. I seriously do have hand-knit socks to last an actual lifetime, but the problem is this: people keep making the most amazing sock yarns, and I have oodles of 2.25mm 32″ circular needles. So, the sock obsession continues, I cleaned out …

Slay Me photoshoot

Stefan and I headed out to the graveyard (hey, you take your dates where you can with small kiddos in the house) to take some photos of Slay Me. He even carved me a fabulous stake (what a romantic!). Slay Me is one of those projects that’s just as enjoyable to knit as it is to wear. The rate of …

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One lone pair

That’s all I completed in March, after a whopping five pairs in February. Oh, well, it all comes out in the wash, I guess. My one lone pair is a pair of Otherwise Engaged (otherwise known as my new favorite sock pattern). In a one-of-a-kind-but-closely-related-to-Monet’s-Garden skein of Knitted Wit Victory Sock, these have already been firmly engulfed in my wearing …

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Slay Me KAL

20 years. “In every generation there is a chosen one. She alone will stand against the vampires the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the slayer.” -Joss Whedon Buffy the Vampire Slayer turns 20 this year, and Tina from Blue Moon Fiber Arts and I decided to celebrate by doing what we do best: she designed a bunch of Buffy-themed …

Sock FOs: February

Here’s the first installment in a series I’m calling “How many socks did I knit THIS month?” Socks are eligible if they meet the following requirements: 1. Are a full pair. 2. Are finished in the month included. (This means that the first sock could have been finished MONTHS previous). In February, I finished a whopping 5 pairs of socks! …

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Craftivism is good

Here’s the story… Late in the fall, after the election was over, I struggled with how best to honor my beliefs within my very own micro-business. I decided to raise some money for the ACLU and Planned Parenthood with the sale of the Wine Country Shawlette. It was well-received. I lost some followers because of it, sure, but I also …

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A trio of hats

Every month, when I publish my League of Busy B’s offering, I feel a little flutter of excitement and happiness, thinking, oh, this time, I’ve designed my new favorite thing. This month is no exception, EXCEPT for the fact that I’ve designed three of my new favorite things. Three hats, all in the same weight of yarn, with the same …

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It’s my birthday and I’ll sale if I want to…

Today is the day I become the number that is the answer to everything, at least according to Douglas Adams and the Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Does that mean I’m going to gain some kind of crazy enlightenment? Oh, man, I hope so. In the meantime, how about if I celebrate by knitting all day and you celebrate …

Falling Leaves shawl kit & KAL

I love my job! I get to collaborate with amazingly-talented folks from all over the land, while trying out new yarns and connecting with new-to-me knitters. It’s really the best. When Lise from Tre Liz emailed me last year about a collaboration, I was all about it. I had been following her on IG, and her fabulously funky aesthetic and …

Wine Country Shawlette + PP and the ACLU

What does the Wine Country Shawlette have to do with Planned Parenthood OR the ACLU? I’m donating all proceeds from its sale to these organizations as a response to the truly horrifying things going on in our country right now. Much of the following is taken from my newsletter, from which I’ve had an amazing response so far. (If you’d …

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2016 Gift-a-long

Every year on Ravelry, this amazing and seemingly-never-in-need-of-rest group of designers organizes the massive Indie Design Gift-a-long (GAL), and it started officially last night at 8pm. If you haven’t yet taken part in it, it’s a great opportunity to get some holiday crafting done, while being as involved as you want to be in a very vibrant (and talkative) community, …