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Socks (and Hats) on Vacay/Staycay 2021

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As I sit at my dining room table, looking outside at the lovely spring day, I am struck at how strange it is that we have been knee-deep in a global pandemic for over a year. This will be our second pandemic Summertime Sock Knitting Extravaganza, and we are ready for it! Every summer, from May through August, Knitted Wit …

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Socks on Vacay/Staycay upate

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Oooooh, this year. OOOOOOOH THIS YEAR. 2020 started out a certain way, and then, WHAM. It’s not the same year it was in January, I can tell you that. Even February, it seemed like it was going to be one way. But here we are in the unique hellscape that is the actual 2020, and there’s not much of an …

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Socks in progress

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Ok, so I decided to share the actual socks I have in actual progress, too, in the hopes that it will inspire (guilt?) me into getting them worked on… My take-away message from this? I need to get more first socks DONE so I am over that hump. I also need to cast on an entire baskets-worth of Parks socks …

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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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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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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 …

Winter 2020 Events and Travel

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Wow, 2020 is a busy beginning-of-the-year. Lots of professional travel with Lorajean for Knitted Wit, other events, and classes, so I wanted to share it all here, and hopefully see you at one or more of these upcoming events: FEBRUARY 13-16: Red Alder Fiber Retreat in Tacoma (are you going? We are bringing all of the yarny magic, and we hope to …