A change of pace and new ideas

Some of you may have noticed that I’ve been a bit quiet on social media and the blog lately. Life has been throwing some serious curveballs, and I’ve either been hibernating, planning, or being too swamped to function.

June flew by in a mess of visits, flights, politics, and everyday inconveniences. We went to Italy with my mom and her friend Lina in the beginning of June, and it was fabulous, as you can expect. We showed them around London for the five seconds they were here, they met my partner’s parents, they returned home to Chicago.


The day after they returned, my partner’s parents got a new dog. Her name is Bea, she’s from Greece, and she likes to steal sandwiches. This is a Big Deal for us, because we live about two seconds away and are house/dogsitting at the end of this month. Meet the new dog, take her for walks, get everything squared away for house sitting.

Two days after that, the Referendum happened, and I’m still not prepared to talk about what it means for us. You can read my vague post about it if you’re curious, but suffice it to say it’s going to heavily impact me personally and the communities I love – Artesano already folded last week, in part due to the pound dropping in value. I fear it will disproportionately affect small businesses and makers – but that’s another blog post.

July continued to fly by, with a 4th of July weekend campervan trip to the Stiffkey Salt Flats in Norfolk. I did a mini-photo shoot with the new Siren’s Sea shawl, which will be available later this week (I hope).

Then something pretty huge happened. I was offered a position at Laughing Hens yarn to do their content and social media. I accepted, naturally, and I couldn’t be happier about it. They specialize in natural fibers, and I love the vibe they have going on. So it’s the end of one era and the beginning of another, and life goes on.

I’ve been planning some epic projects for Crochet Now magazine – more on that later. Let’s just say there’s a little bit of something for everyone.

Happy crafting!

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