grandma of the future

like your Great-Aunt Mildred, only younger. This is where I toss the equivalent of notes scribbled on little slips of paper torn out of mailing envelopes.

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    Why I Pre-ordered Make It Mighty Ugly

    Kim Werker's latest book, Make It Mighty Ugly, comes out in August and will be widely available at bookstores. In it, Kim tackles things that may be holding you back from unleashing your creativity, giving you permission to fail and to learn from failure. Do I need this book? Probably not. My personal problem isn’t unleashing my creativity, it’s sorting out my creative priorities and seeing projects through to the end. Do I want this book? YES, and I’m so excited about this book that I may have scared a few people with my enthusiasm for it. After multiple workshops and events teaching people to knit and crochet, I have met many grownups who are so afraid of failure that yarn is scaring them before they even touch it, no matter how much they want to be able to make things out of it. Do I need to pre-order this book? No. I want to pre-order this book,  and not just because I’m excited about it. I’ve pre-ordered Make It Mighty Ugly because I respect the work that Kim is doing and I want to help the book do well. Pre-orders are an important part of the success of a published book, counting towards the first week of sales and helping build bookseller interest, which can then lead to more sales, and ultimately, helping to not just support Kim’s book, but helping to support her career as an author and editor in general. Beyond that, Make It Mighty Ugly doing well also lets publishers and booksellers know that there’s a good market demand for books about creativity that aren’t all sunshine and positivity (seriously, Kim gets very, very real about the subject). It’s a book that I may not need for myself, but it’s a book that I think needed to be written and I’m so glad that I can point other people to it. By pre-ordering, I hope to help make this book readily available for the people who don’t even know they need it yet. 

    Read more about Make It Mighty Ugly at www.mightyugly.com (and don’t miss the For Librarians page if you are interested in what a Mighty Ugly workshop or craft event could look like!). 


    Make It Mighty Ugly: Exercises & Advice for Getting Creative Even When It Ain’t Pretty
    by Kim Piper Werker
    Powells.com

    I pre-ordered Make It Mighty Ugly from Powell’s Books in Portland, my personal favorite bookstore.

    — 22 hours ago with 1 note
    #Mighty Ugly  #Make It Mighty Ugly  #creative  #creativity  #Kim Werker 
    Passionfruit buildup - time to start juicing and freezing so I can make jelly! #eatlocal

    Passionfruit buildup - time to start juicing and freezing so I can make jelly! #eatlocal

    — 1 day ago with 1 note
    #eatlocal 
    I may just bind this off and be done with it already. All the loose ends on the inside? Bonus insulation. #knit

    I may just bind this off and be done with it already. All the loose ends on the inside? Bonus insulation. #knit

    — 1 day ago with 1 note
    #knit 
    Now that the latest #thefuzzhawaii  #yarnbomb is up (Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House), I’m cleaning up and uncovering WIPs. This is the random intarsia hot water bottle cozy, unfinished because I haven’t decided whether to leave the bottom open, or knit a shaped “toe” as if it were a sock, or just 3-needle bind off the danged thing already. Thoughts? #knit

    Now that the latest #thefuzzhawaii #yarnbomb is up (Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House), I’m cleaning up and uncovering WIPs. This is the random intarsia hot water bottle cozy, unfinished because I haven’t decided whether to leave the bottom open, or knit a shaped “toe” as if it were a sock, or just 3-needle bind off the danged thing already. Thoughts? #knit

    — 3 days ago
    #thefuzzhawaii  #knit  #yarnbomb 
    #thefuzzhawaii got the camouflage themed #yarnbomb up on the Cades Pavilion at Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House just in time for heavy rains overnight. We’ve been assured that the yarnbomb is still in good shape! All these panels will be repurposed as blankets and donated to the local chapter of Project Linus, so we want them to be in good condition!

    #thefuzzhawaii got the camouflage themed #yarnbomb up on the Cades Pavilion at Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House just in time for heavy rains overnight. We’ve been assured that the yarnbomb is still in good shape! All these panels will be repurposed as blankets and donated to the local chapter of Project Linus, so we want them to be in good condition!

    — 3 days ago
    #thefuzzhawaii  #yarnbomb 
    The plant materials collected yesterday at Spalding - eucalyptus, pomegranate, kukui. Might be fun to brew all together for a small batch textile dyebath!

    The plant materials collected yesterday at Spalding - eucalyptus, pomegranate, kukui. Might be fun to brew all together for a small batch textile dyebath!

    — 3 days ago
    Yesterday I took a walk around the Spalding House grounds to take a break from seaming, and picked up these fallen, dried out pomegranate rinds. Maybe there’s a special batch of botanically dyed yarns coming up? #thefuzzhawaii

    Yesterday I took a walk around the Spalding House grounds to take a break from seaming, and picked up these fallen, dried out pomegranate rinds. Maybe there’s a special batch of botanically dyed yarns coming up? #thefuzzhawaii

    — 3 days ago
    #thefuzzhawaii 
    Cades Pavilion, Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House #thefuzzhawaii #yarnbomb #tropicalyarnstorm  (at Spalding House | Honolulu Academy of Arts)

    Cades Pavilion, Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House #thefuzzhawaii #yarnbomb #tropicalyarnstorm (at Spalding House | Honolulu Academy of Arts)

    — 4 days ago with 2 notes
    #thefuzzhawaii  #tropicalyarnstorm  #yarnbomb 
    Wall of yarn #thefuzzhawaii #yarnbomb  (at Spalding House | Honolulu Academy of Arts)

    Wall of yarn #thefuzzhawaii #yarnbomb (at Spalding House | Honolulu Academy of Arts)

    — 4 days ago with 2 notes
    #thefuzzhawaii  #yarnbomb 
    One of the #crochet squares contributed to #thefuzzhawaii #yarnbomb, being seamed on to a column #tropicalyarnstorm  (at Spalding House | Honolulu Academy of Arts)

    One of the #crochet squares contributed to #thefuzzhawaii #yarnbomb, being seamed on to a column #tropicalyarnstorm (at Spalding House | Honolulu Academy of Arts)

    — 4 days ago
    #thefuzzhawaii  #tropicalyarnstorm  #yarnbomb  #crochet