Club foot is a relatively common birth defect, impacting up to 4 births in 1,000. It's a type of joint contracture that causes one or both feet to turn in and down, leading to difficulty walking if untreated. This isn't actually a lethal disease on it's own; it typically doesn't have any comorbidities, and isn't… Continue reading Would this Kill Me in the 1800s: Club Foot
That's right! October 1 I'll be releasing the third and finally installment of the author roadmap series over in my shop. The series covers everything from Nanowrimo to writing your first book on your own schedule, how to settle on and develop an idea, all the way through to picking what publishing path works best… Continue reading The Publishing Roadmap Preview
September 11, 2022–Canada’s Great Northwest Fibre Fest has been announced, but only limited details are available at this time. Continue to check their website for updates. September 16-18, 2022--Cumberland Mountain Yarn retreat hosted by The Yarn Patch in Crossville, TN. There are a ton of planned activities and classes in every fiber discipline you can imagine, but… Continue reading Knit Tea September 2022
The following is the text from episode 20 of the Spooky Stitches podcast, where we discuss the life and times of Victoria Woodhull. To listen to the full podcast, please visit my youtube page. Last episode we talked about Kate and Maggie Fox, who accidentally started the Spiritualist movement back in the 1840s, and despite… Continue reading History Profile: Victoria Woodhull
Hey everyone! Just a quick rundown of some upcoming events here around the blog and in the KM-verse: September 1: If you want to get in on the annual swag bags for patrons, this is the last day to sign up as a $10 or above member, which will get you on the mailing list… Continue reading Updates and Reminders
L to R: Cake, Cone, hank, and 2 variations of the center-pull skein. I've recently been seeing a lot of discussion about different yarn put ups (how a yarn is wound for sale) and there's been a lot of hate for the hank. So here's a look at some different put ups, and why some… Continue reading Hank-y Panky
Knit Tea is a semi-regular podcast segment that I've decided to bring over to the blog. If you know of any news or events from the yarnosphere (not pattern releases or sales) drop me a line and I'll include it! August 18-21, 2022--Camp Ida-Haven in McCall, Idaho will be hosting the Fiber.Love.Retreat. $325 covers a… Continue reading Knit Tea
Did you take part? What was your goal? I normally ignore the camp events, but I had several short stories I wanted to get done for Patreon, so I decided hey, why not do Camp Nanowrimo? Guys, I got so close. I ended up short of my goal, but I still wrote 33,881 of my… Continue reading Camp Nanowrimo
Over on Patreon, there are several levels of support on offer, starting at the $3 base level. For higher tiers, I offer physical rewards in the form of yearly swag packs and quarterly messages. The yearly gifts go out in October and include things like: stitch markers/charmshandmade project bagsnotebooks and stationarya personal message from me… Continue reading Hey, want some swag?
Hey guys. Got a question for you, if you live in the PNW: What conventions do you go to? Specifically, if you like books or steampunk or knitting (or all three). I know about the Comic Cons, and while I would love to go, they are pricy and crowded and not quite my scene. I… Continue reading Anyone Out There?