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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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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 …

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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 …

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 …

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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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KAL’ing this fall…

I love a good KAL. There’s nothing like being held accountable to ensure you actually work on a project. My life is all about knitting/designing on deadline, so it’s really easy for me to set aside a non-design project in lieu of either more designing, or, more frequently, a sock (because you all know how I feel about socks)… But, …

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How to: fringe it up!

My latest pattern, That 70s Shawl, is a fringerrific piece of dreamy squishy radness, and as I was adding fringe, I snapped some photos so I can share how I do it with you. (The verbiage below is in the pattern, but the photos are not)… Block your shawl prior to adding fringe. Once it’s blocked and dried, grab some …

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When in doubt, sock it up.

I’ve been immersed in socks this summer; I’ve made a bazillion socks (ok, so not a bazillion, but close: I’ve made twenty-two single ones since Memorial Day), and have taught three different classes at two different shops, with a total of seventeen new sock knitters loosed upon the world. I published four new sock patterns throughout the summer; the Socks …

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Socks on Vacay: the socks so far

We are about halfway through Socks on Vacay, give or take, and I’m super happy about my sock-knitting progress thus far. My goal is 6 finished pairs (12 single socks), and I’m sitting pretty at 9. I feel like I’ll surpass my goal, but there’s no telling, right? Last year, I made 17 single socks. Wowza, eh? I’ve got six …

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Thanks so much!

OMG, friends! Because of you and your support, I am able, today, to donate $403.44 to organizations working to help reunite the families separated by our horrendous administration’s racist and ugly policies at our southern border. We need to keep on doing this kind of work, people. Those of us who can donate money should. Those of us who can …