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Hazelwood KAL update & Zoom

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I spent a goodly amount of time these last 2 weeks actually working on my Hazelwood sweater, and guess what? IT GOT BIGGER! Strange how that works, isn’t it? This week, we are hosting a Zoom call for Hazelwood sweater KAL-ers, so join us if you can! It’ll be tomorrow, Thursday, July 9th, at 12:30pm PT. The link is here: …

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Some fave recent reads by Black authors

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With the Black Lives Matter movement happening right now, and folks talking about anti-racism books they are reading, I’ve seen lots of discussion about the importance of making sure we are all reading books in all genres by Black folks, too. To that end, I wanted to share some of my favorite fiction books by Black authors, mostly Black women. …

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Socks on Vacay/Staycay 2020 check in

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Well, this summer is sure a different beast than the one we thought we’d be having when we started planning for our Summertime Sock Knitting Extravaganza this year. So much has happened, and the world is such a fundamentally different place than it was this Spring, and everything is different. I for one have not done the amount of sock …

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Payhip, a new way to shop

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With Ravelry continuing to refuse to acknowledge the harm they are causing, and refusing to take any actual steps to ensure its users are safe, long-time Ravelry users are in a difficult position. Add to that a business owner whose main source of pattern sale income is from Ravelry, and it’s a stressful time for indie designers (on top of …

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The New Ravelry

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Hey y’all! Ravelry recently updated their site, and changed pretty much everything. At first, folks were complaining about the aesthetics of it, which I was very against. It’s their site, and their aesthetic style, so if they want it to look like it now looks, as long as it’s safe for folks to be on, that’s totally fine with me …

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the Accountability Post, 2020

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It’s always kind of awkward, sharing information about money and finances. But, accountability is important, particularly when something is as important as this. And, if I’m asking you to support my business with the purchase of my patterns so I can donate money to organizations that are doing good work, I must share that I did, in fact, do that. …

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Hazelwood KAL!

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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 …