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  • Man oh man I owe you all an update!!

    Ashley Ratnam

    Posted on October 23 2019

    Man oh man I owe you all an update!!
    Okay so you might have noticed that the blog has been super quiet since the start of the summer and that there has been a big absence from our booth during the last few shows...I will explain.
  • Free Downloadable Calendar - October 2019

    Ashley Ratnam

    Posted on October 01 2019

    Free Downloadable Calendar - October 2019

    October to me is the month when things finally start to slow down and the fall season really kicks into gear. Don’t get me wrong – I love a good summer day as much as the next human. But there will always be something special about the first chilly days of the year when you can grab a blanket, curl up with a cup of teas and get all cozy. I am ready for wool socks, cozy fireside wine nights, and gorgeous colourwork sweaters.

    We hope you enjoy this free downloadable calendar for the month of October.

  • Free Downloadable Calendar - September 2019

    Ashley Ratnam

    Posted on September 03 2019

    Free Downloadable Calendar - September 2019
    I cannot believe that September is here already!! I am not lying when I say that we have now entered my favourite time of year - FALL!!!  This month I am looking forward to crisp night air, changing of leaves, freshening of the hand knits (Sweater weather will be here soon and I am so excited to bust out my knits)
  • Free Downloadable Calendar August 2019

    Ashley Ratnam

    Posted on July 31 2019

    Free Downloadable Calendar August 2019
    Okay so I might have lost track of time and seem to have missed a few months but the August calendar is up! This month I am featuring our wonderful mini skeins that we include on our sock adventure kits and mystery sock drawer kits. If we have extras after the show season you will be able to find these online (November timeframe).
  • Last Post Before Summer Vacation

    Chantal Ratnam

    Posted on July 10 2019

    Last Post Before Summer Vacation

    Welcome back everyone! I am so sorry to have been away for the last couple of weeks!  The doctor’s appointments have picked up speed a little bit and I’m not going to lie, they have been taking everything out of me.  That’s not to say that I haven’t been working on blog posts for you.  I did start one a couple of weeks ago that I hoped to finish and post but it was a bit of a rant and the truth is that after the moment past, my frustration deflated like a balloon in 30 degree weather. Now it’s just kind of limp and dragging on the ground. 

    I’m not going to delete it though.  It was about my frustration about the assumptions people make and some of the ableist bullshit that I’ve learned that people with head injuries have to contend with. Largely, I find that people who can’t see my injury assume that it just isn’t there, an idea reinforced if I happen to be anywhere looking like I’m enjoying myself. What nobody sees is the work it takes to enjoy myself or the ridiculous time it takes to recover afterwards. See, even now I’m getting riled up again but I’m going to leave it for now.  Ashley has decided that we need a little vakay and this is going to be the last time we speak for a few weeks while the store is closed so I think we should take a break on a positive note.

    While I’ve been one exciting thing has happened: SCHOOL’S OUT! This is only relevant to me because it means some of my fave people are now available to hang out with me.  My fave sixteen year old came to spent a few days hanging out with me last week while she started summer school and I got to experience what it was like to wake a kid up for school, pack their lunch and send them off to have a good day.  I also got to experience what it was like to have a kid come home with their lunch uneaten. I can now empathize with my mom’s annoyance with me – I want to say as a kid but truthfully I got yelled at two days ago about some things that she made that recently died in my fridge. I guess kids are jerks no matter how old they get.