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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 …

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I’m teaching this summer!

Want to learn toe-up sock knitting from me, the self-professed sock-obsessed? If you’re in the Portland area, you’re in luck, because I’m teaching at couple of shops this summer.. For both classes, we’ll be using my Sundae Sock pattern, and the description/materials list is pretty much the same: Throughout this three-week course you’ll learn how to work Judy’s Magic Cast …

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Family separation update: organizations doing good works

So many people have messaged and emailed me regarding my newsletter (thank you so much for that, friends!), and some have shared some awesome resources that could use our support. If you’re looking for other organizations to donate to, here’s a list, with links. These organizations are all looking for financial support. Most are providing legal support to these families; …

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What is happening?

I know that the American history we’ve been taught in schools is so disgustingly white-washed that many of us don’t even know or realize just how many horrible things this country has done, particularly to people of color. And I know that this current crisis is absolutely in line with the true American history. Othering people of color so that …

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The Empowering Dress Society

In one of those typical-of-our-age instances of rabbit-hole internet’ing, I stumbled across a reference to The Rational Dress Society, and I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind ever since… The society was a reaction to the absolutely not-practical dressing standards imposed on women of the time (the late 1800s in Britain). Their self-described purpose was this: …

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TNNA!

We are knee-deep in trade show life, y’all! I love being a part of this community, and spending time slinging yarn and meeting shop owners and hanging with other wholesalers and feeling the vibes and laughing and funning and connecting. It’s all so so good. These are all of the projects I’m bringing (and hoping to finish) while at TNNA …

Build-your-own-Ebook!

I’ve been meaning to do this for a while, and finally, a few weeks ago, I did the set-up necessary for a build-your-own-Ebook promotion on Ravelry! All you have to do is put five of my self-published patterns or Ebook collections in your Ravelry cart, and the least expensive one is free! This counts for all of the Socks for …

One down, five (plus) to go!

Earlier this week, I had a friend-date with Lorajean and Debbi and it was so fabulous. We drank a bottle of Rosé, ate a table-full of yummy appetizers, gossiped, laughed, commiserated, and knitted. Because of that night, and those giggles, I am now finished with pair #1 of my Socks on Vacay Socks. Introducing my Mermaid Rainbow Down Times!! All …

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Socks, socks, socks, and oh yeah, more socks.

We just celebrated Memorial Day weekend here in the the states, which, for a lot of people, means the unofficial first days of summer. For Lorajean and me and aaaaallll of our knitterly sockerly friends, it also means the first day of the Summertime Sock Knitting Extravaganza, aka Socks on Vacay! I’m obsessed with socks, as everyone who knows anything …

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Socks for Busy B’s THREE!

Just in time for the much-anticipated Summertime Sock Knitting Extravaganza, aka Socks on Vacay 2018, I’m releasing my third collection of Socks for Busy B’s… Three sock patterns, all using some of Knitted Wit’s magical colorways, showcasing both fingering-weight AND DK-weight yarns. All patterns are super ideal for lazy summertime sock knitting, and all are extremely eligible for #socksonvacay knitting. …