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My Life After Fibre

Feminism, Frogging and My Colourwork Sweater

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Feminism, Frogging and My Colourwork Sweater

I am going to knit a colourwork sweater and it is going to be fabulous. I don't really have any answers, just some ideas on motherhood and career and how the two go hand in hand. This is my colourwork sweater. There is no magic one size fits all formula, there is just the daily readjust.  I spend a lot of time frogging and readjusting, starting again, especially in the beginning. I have a pattern. As a female entrepreneur I am often confronted with the statement "I choose to put my family first". It comes in various forms and from...

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Casting On

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Casting On

Casting on is the beginning of the knitting journey.  Fraught with frustration. Nothing in balance. Awful is the word that comes to mind when I think of the summer I started my business. I did market research with a one year old under foot. My husband switched workplaces, taking a pay cut to do so. I cast my stitches on too tight. My parents came and stayed with us for that couple months. I cried over cash flow projections at Nancy Greene lake. Forest fires made getting content insurance impossible. I twisted the yarn the wrong way. My sister helped out. I had paralyzing anxiety...

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Learning to Knit

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Learning to Knit

  Learning to knit is the beginning of a life long journey.  When you first learn to knit it is awkward, there is no flow. Your gauge is all wrong. You may even have to frog your work and start over.  The beginnings of Motherhood were like that for me. We will call it...far from even gauge. Our first little was not a surprise really, but to say I was ready would have been overstating it. At some point in my early 20's I really wanted a house, kids and to settle down. Fast forward to my late 20's and I was not sure...

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Turning the Heel of a Sock

Turning the Heel of a Sock

On having to slow down and re start. How our second daughter changed the pace of life before she was born.

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