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.

twitter.com/mk_carroll:

    Tonight’s harvest: lettuce and tatsoi. There’s a bowl under there somewhere…I didn’t know tatsoi could grow leaves this big. #yearofmaking #garden #eatlocal

    Tonight’s harvest: lettuce and tatsoi. There’s a bowl under there somewhere…I didn’t know tatsoi could grow leaves this big. #yearofmaking #garden #eatlocal

    — 15 hours ago
    #eatlocal  #garden  #yearofmaking 
    This is why I wanted to practice intarsia knitting: because I suck at it, and practice is the only way to get better at it. #yearofmaking

    This is why I wanted to practice intarsia knitting: because I suck at it, and practice is the only way to get better at it. #yearofmaking

    — 1 day ago with 2 notes
    #yearofmaking 
    Why I’m not allowed to craft after 8 pm: that striped section was supposed to be seamed as I knit. The good news is I’m using up a bunch of oddballs, improving my knitting machine skills, and making a baby blanket.  #yearofmaking #ultimatesweatermachine

    Why I’m not allowed to craft after 8 pm: that striped section was supposed to be seamed as I knit. The good news is I’m using up a bunch of oddballs, improving my knitting machine skills, and making a baby blanket. #yearofmaking #ultimatesweatermachine

    — 2 days ago
    #ultimatesweatermachine  #yearofmaking 
    This is surprisingly good! Nice tea flavor, no bitterness, not too sweet. #teatime

    This is surprisingly good! Nice tea flavor, no bitterness, not too sweet. #teatime

    — 2 days ago
    #teatime 
    Knit Edge magazine, issue 6

    Issue 6 of Knit Edge magazine is a great summer read, packed with articles, columns, and a short story that features a knitting bag on a day trip. It also marks my first issue as Managing Editor! As we plan out the 2015 publication schedule, we’re looking to get more feedback from our readers, and will be putting out more detailed calls for submission (for articles and features as well as patterns). 

    If you’d like to be notified, please sign up for the Cooperative Press email newsletter (check the box for Knit Edge magazine), and “like” Knit Edge on Facebook (be sure to click on the pull-down menu and select “Get Notifications” if you want to see our posts in your feed). There’s a guide to query letters on page 21 of issue 6 too (and it will be posted to the Knit Edge website in the near future). 

    Buy the single issue on Ravelry, or subscribe for $14.99/year!

    Are you a subscriber and haven’t gotten the email notification with download link yet? Please email support@cooperativepress.zendesk.com or open a ticket at cooperativepress.zendesk.com so we can get it sorted out for you!

    — 3 days ago
    #magazine  #knit  #crochet  #articles  #indie 
    A review of Betsy Greer’s new book, Craftivism, is in issue 6 of Knit Edge magazine. My favorite essay in the book is by @kpwerker, about the Mighty Ugly project. I’m looking forward to re-reading this!

    A review of Betsy Greer’s new book, Craftivism, is in issue 6 of Knit Edge magazine. My favorite essay in the book is by @kpwerker, about the Mighty Ugly project. I’m looking forward to re-reading this!

    — 3 days ago
    Knit Edge issue 6 just went live, so now I can show you how much yarn was left over from the Proserpine hat sample I crocheted with @cephalopodyarns Traveller. I know the timing is awkward; Cephalopod Yarns will be posting a list of substitute yarns in the near future, though, and I’ll be adding a couple of possible subs to the Ravelry project page too. #crochet #yearofmaking

    Knit Edge issue 6 just went live, so now I can show you how much yarn was left over from the Proserpine hat sample I crocheted with @cephalopodyarns Traveller. I know the timing is awkward; Cephalopod Yarns will be posting a list of substitute yarns in the near future, though, and I’ll be adding a couple of possible subs to the Ravelry project page too. #crochet #yearofmaking

    — 4 days ago with 1 note
    #yearofmaking  #crochet 
    Picked out a small, dinged up, starting to look old papaya on purpose, because I know it’s still sweet on the inside. Recipe testing papaya seed dressing tomorrow, ‘cause I’m feeling nostalgic. #eatlocal  (at Kokua Market)

    Picked out a small, dinged up, starting to look old papaya on purpose, because I know it’s still sweet on the inside. Recipe testing papaya seed dressing tomorrow, ‘cause I’m feeling nostalgic. #eatlocal (at Kokua Market)

    — 4 days ago
    #eatlocal 
    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.

    — 5 days 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

    — 6 days ago with 1 note
    #eatlocal