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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, …

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Socks on Vacay 2019

This is the third year Lorajean and I have hosted Socks on Vacay, and, seriously, it just keeps getting better and better. This year, I once again released a Socks for Busy B’s collection, and, don’t tell the others, but this might just be my favorite one yet. All three patterns are so easy to memorize and do such wonderful …

Super Yum: Vegan Lentil Soup

This soup is sooooo good. Like, sooooooo good. Like almost everything I make, this is more a guideline than an actual recipe, but I was asked for this, so here goes!   You need: olive or coconut oil garlic turmeric basil oregano bay leaf or two 1 small onion, whichever color you like, chopped a couple of carrots, cut up …

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Holiday Market at Knitted Wit

I am going to be at the Knitted Wit Holiday Market on December 1st from 1-4 with some other fab-tastic vendors, and I’m bringing so.many.samples to sell! Mostly pattern samples and mostly shawls, there are some real gems in my bucket(s) of things to sell. I’m super excited to see some of these pieces get a new home and new …

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Super Yum: Cauliflower Bake

This is one of my family’s very favorite meals. It’s so good, in fact, that the first time Hazel had it, she asked if we could have it every day. I made a vegan version for our cousin and she wolfed an entire pan of it down and then started making it for herself. A friend shared the recipe with …

Gift-a-long 2018

It’s almost time for the GAL, folks, the big make-lots-of-presents-for-loved-ones promotion on Ravelry, and once again, I am taking part. Right now, through 11/30, each designer that’s participating is offering 25% off of a select group of their patterns, and we are all using the same coupon code: giftalong2018. I’m featuring 20 of my favorite quick-to-knit-and-therefore-to-gift patterns, and the link …

More pants!

With all of this talking about collaboration, I cannot ignore the obsessive component of my partnership/friendship/collaborative-inspirational-situation with my girl LJ. We both dive into things head-first, and often get super duper obsessed with things. There was the Pyrex-amassment-project of 2014-2015. The can’t-get-enough-pens-planners-and-stationary-supplies-enterprise of 2016-17. 2018 will go down in HerStory as the year of make-up. 2018 is also quickly becoming …

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Collaboration. Pretty much my favorite thing.

Lorajean and I just spoke at the Puddletown Knitter’s Guild about our fibery friendship and collaboration, AND I just released two different shawls as collaborations with other dyers in this uber-talented community, so I’ve been thinking a lot about collaboration and how important it is to me and to the businesses I’ve had. There are some folks who do their …

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We Belong Together, a collaboration

Pat Benatar really speaks to me, folks. Her music is so rocking, so kick-ass, so yeah-get-it-girls’y. My little ladies and I listen to her a lot, and there are some songs that take me back to a specific time in my teenager-hood, that every time I hear them, I am transported. We Belong is one of them, and, as I …

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Pants!!!

Well, we are more than 3/4 of the way through the year, and I finally hit one of my beginning-of-year sewing goals: PANTS! On Tuesday, Lorajean and I made some Pants No. 1, in matching-ish fabric, because of course we did. No one who knows either of us, or has seen my forays into sock-obsession will be surprised to know …