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Hazelwood KAL!

Back before everything changed so very drastically (like, the week before, actually), Lorajean and I were sitting on the couch in her studio, plotting out the spring and summer. We had been cooking up a KAL for my newly-expanded and re-knitted Hazelwood sweater, pairing it with her amazeballs new Sport yarn, and we spent a good long while putting oodles of color …

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Socks for Busy B’s 5 is here!

It’s release day for my latest sock collection, Socks for Busy B’s 5, and I’m super stoked about it, partly because it also means it’s time for our 3rd (4th?) annual Socks on Vacay Summertime Sock Knitting Extravaganza! This year, because pandemic, we are adding a Socks on Staycay component, because that’s likely what we’ll be doing. So, grab your …

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Socks on Vacay/Staycay 2020

It’s that time of year again, time for the annual Socks on Vacay/Summertime Sock Knitting Extravaganza that Lorajean from Knitted Wit and I host! This year is very different, because we are living in a reality none of us could have forseen even a few short months ago. Because of the coronavirus/Covid-19/the pandemic we are currently experiencing, our collective summertime …

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Socially Distant Sock Making

Who else is sitting at home, stressing and obsessively reading the news while trying not to touch their face, and washing their hands a bazillion times a day? ALL OF YOU? Well, I had a great idea, and I’d love for you to join me! Since this whole pandemic started getting more and more serious, and we started to move …

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Virtual Toe Up Sock Class

Are you ready to learn the art of toe up sock knitting (or want to understand it all a bit better)? Well, I’ve got a free 3-session YouTube Live class that you can still access! The class itself broadcast live on March 26-28, but the videos are still on YouTube, so grab some yarn and needles and get ready to …

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It’s Fall, Y’all Sale!

I don't know about you, but it sure does feel like deep knitting season here in Portland. It's rainy and chilly and overcast and brisk and all I personally want to do is snuggle up under a blanket with a cup of hot tea and a wooly knitting project and knit, knit, knit. Which is why I'm having a "It's …

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Socks on Vacay 2019 update

OMG, my sock knitting has been really lacking this summer. I was doing so well in late June/early July, until the bad summer things happened, and my knitting desire flew the coop for a while. It’s back, though, and we have another week or so to finish up, so I’m really hoping to get something else done… In the meantime, …

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When you’re a Knitter who doesn’t want to knit…

For much of the summer, I’ve been experiencing something I rarely experience: a knitting slump. I am just plain not really knitting, and it’s so weird. I’ve had my reasons (our sweet little Frida was hit by a car and killed, and then I was beat down with an intense and weeks-long bout with vertigo), but it’s still unsettling to …

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A case for repetition…

There are some makers who only want to make something once. They make something, they move on. I totally respect that, but that is not me, not at all. If there is something I like, I want to make it a bazillion times. I want to become so intimately familiar with it that I don’t have to consult the instructions …

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How many is too many Hinterlands? I’ll let you know…

I’ve been thinking a lot about making. My making and what it does for me. Because, really, kind of above and alongside everything else, I am a maker. There’s not much that feeds my soul more than creating, be it through knitting, sewing, baking, cooking, or creating body care or cleaning products. My satisfaction and sense of calm comes from …

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Socks for Busy B’s 4

New sock collection alert! I’m super excited about the latest Socks for Busy B‘s collection (this is NUMBER FOUR!!) The patterns are all fabulous with either tonal semi-solids OR variegated/speckled yarns, and all are pretty gender neutral. There are at least 3 sizes provided for each pattern, and each is seriously more fun to knit than the last. I, for one, …