Greetings Unravelers!

A couple of things are filling my mind today: how can it be Wednesday already in a week that feels like it should be Friday and How are you?

No, really… How are you?

I have a project that is darned near impossible to put down that is filling my day…as well as my lap now! I am entirely smitten with Night Shift – I am following the “recipe” and am changing the background yarn and the “dot yarn” in different sequences – and I am happy with how that is working out! The pattern says I have 4 more repeats to do, but I think I might need to do a couple extra repeats to get a “wear-able size.”

Despite the turmoil of life right now, I am falling asleep soundly moments after getting in bed, and I have finished no books this week!

However, I want to take a minute to talk about a bit of “stash enhancement” of a different sort this week! Necessary Stash Enhancement!! All over the Knitiverse events are being cancelled – events that equate to income for many in our fiber community. Pattern designers, teachers, Yarn dyers, etc. are all feeling the pinch of this downturn in our economy (and by our economy – I mean the economy of our Knitting Community) It’s time for all of us to buy something – a couple of patterns, a skein of yarn, perhaps even an online class!

I read this blog post by Jennifer of Burke House Crafts earlier this week and she has put her patterns on sale for free until the 29th. (you could elect to pay for the pattern rather than taking it for free!)

Then I saw these Tweets from Shannon Okey:

I also found some GREAT ideas on Amy Singer’s twitter feed…and a new Knitty dropped last week! Amy has conveniently gathered cancelled/postponed events with vendor lists here!

And, I never, ever knew that has a Makers & Crafting category!

Finally, Patty Lyon’s How to Support Our Fiber Community has some excellent ideas!

One thing I am fairly certain of is that you are not going to see the news talking about our community…so we need to be focused on it!

That’s all I have for today, as always – if you wrote a post to share, please add your link below and thank you!

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