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ShannaJean Spring KAL

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Join the ShannaJean crew on a journey through a very colorful Spring as we host a ShannaJean Spring KAL! The plan is to knit as many of my mini-centric patterns in a full skein of Knitted Wit Fingering plus a Sixlet of mini Gumballs from Vernal Equinox through Summer Solstice. The deets The KAL uses Knitted Wit yarn; we sold …

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Connect with ShannaJean!

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Lorajean and I created a new and super fun hangout space, and we’d love for y’all to join us! Click this link to fill out a short questionnaire, and you’ll get an invite asap! We’re talking about food and fiber and pens and paper and fun and stress and everything in between! You can also check out our website to …

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Big Waffle Energy

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When Lorajean and I were at the Red Alder Fiber Retreat in Tacoma, Washington earlier this year, we got matching heart waffle tattoos, to celebrate our friendship with each other and mutual love of sweet treats. Inspired by Leslie Knope and her waffle obsession and unflinching friend energy, we talked (and ate) waffles a lot on that trip. We wanted …

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Pen & Paper Society

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The Pen & Paper Society began in 2016 when Debbi Stone, Lorajean, and I fell hard for a Hobonichi Cousin planner we saw in the hands of an LYS owner at the winter trade show in San Diego. That was it for all of us; we began to amass planners and pens and paper and pencils and everything we could. …

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A tasty galette

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I love pies. Pot pies, sweet pies, hand pies. Anything with a crust and a filling makes me happy. During these pandemic times, I’ve been revisiting the galette, an open-toped pie with folded-over edges. It’s delicious and delightful, and I made one last night. It was a huge hit, so I thought I’d share the recipe with y’all. First of …

Coconut Turmeric Chickpea Stew, aka our fave

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This stew is so good, we made a quadruple batch when camping with friends last summer, and it was all consumed. It’s yummy and filling and fragrant and pretty and it’s just the best ever! I got the recipe from the New York Times, but it’s often behind a paywall, plus I’ve changed some things up a bit to better …

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Reading is FUNdamental: July 2020

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And here are my July books. I’m taking part-ish in the Shelbey Monae Book Club on Instagram, basically starting for the August books, so we’ll see if that helps with my reading and finishing of books. I’m definitely having the problem of all of the books I have on hold at the library becoming available at the same time, which …

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Pomona Pants, shorts version.

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I haven’t really been a shorts person in my adult life. Not sure why, but I will say that it’s hard sometimes, when you have a bit more junk in your trunk, to find cute shorts that fit well. I still (and will likely always) have that riding-up-in-the-center situation, but I think that has more to do with my thighs …