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 …

Instagram Links

Something weird happened with the Linktree, the link page situation I’ve been using, so in the meantime, here are links I’ve talked about on Instagram lately (I’ll be adding to this as I have energy):

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On dresses and tattoos

I’m in my early 40s. I have two small kiddos. My body has never gotten back to where it was pre-kiddos, and that used to really bother me. Not in a “I-need-to-diet-and-exercise-around-the-clock” way, but more in a “I-never-feel-cute-or-comfortable-in-my-clothes” way. And then I discovered (via my bud Lorajean from Knitted Wit and our first glorious sewing day) the Dress No. 1 …

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Book it: December 2015

Nine books this month, although many were quite short. They ran the gamut from young adult to end-of-the-world to connection to business. A great way to end my year of reading, and it brought me to a grand total of 66 books for the year! My goal for 2016 is 60 books, and I’m planning on reading my way through …

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Knit them: Strange Jewels

The final pattern set for the Big Ass Skein Society has been released, and I am so excited to share with you guys! I’m super happy with the way the Strange Jewels Hat and the Strange Jewels Slippers turned out. Texture and fat yarn make this knitter very happy, and there’s nothing like slipped stitches and Blue Moon Fiber Arts‘ big variegation …

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The answer to my rip or knit quandry

Thanks to everyone who chimed in here or on Facebook – you all have helped so much, even though you’re completely split down the middle. How does that help, you ask? How do I decide to rip or knit if the very metrics by which I was making my decision say that I should do neither, or both? Well, that’s …

The JJ & Shannon Show at Wool ‘n Wares

Along with one of my fiber besties, JJ Foster, of Buttonhole Buttons and The Traveling Ewe, I am teaching a class at Wool ‘n Wares on Saturday, July 25th. They’ve named it the JJ & Shannon Show, and we’re going to discuss how you can modify patterns to better fit your own bad self. What: the JJ & Shannon Show …

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Letting go…

I’ve been thinking about letting go lately. Letting go of my need for clean-and-organized. Letting go of my babies as we get ready to start Preschool (for Astrid) and KINDERGARTEN (for Hazel). Letting go and letting them grow seem to go hand-in-hand. My girls are independent kids. They always have been, and, even though it’s tiring (oh, so tiring), hopefully, …