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One Year Ago (A Love Letter to You)

Katherine DaSilva Notes to You

In 2017 I was working a job that I hated and was literally making me sick.  It was stressful.  The environment was unpredictable and hostil.  Everyday was a crapshoot and I never knew what kind of day it was going to be or what I was going to walk into each day.  At the start of 2017 I had been at that job for almost two years and it had gotten worse and worse as time went along.  I guess the honeymoon phase was coming to an end. By the middle of 2017 I knew I could not keep working...

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Small Biz Saturday Sale - Early Access

Katherine DaSilva Shop News

Happy Thanksgiving!  Well almost.  Yes, it's that time of year again.  Time to start planning out that Thanksgiving dinner menu and then the Black Friday shopping trip. Do you go Black Friday shopping?  Do you get into the whole scouring the sale ads and planning out where you're going to hit first thing?  Do you get up at 2:00AM and stand in line until the store opens at 6:00 or 8:00 or perhaps you camp out the night before?  I can tell you I do not.  I get the allure of Black Friday.  The excitement of getting something at an incredible...

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It Can't Be Christmas! I've Still Got Knitting To Do

Katherine DaSilva Knitting Patterns

Your sister is dreaming of a fluffy pair of warm socks to wear black Friday shopping.  Your brother could really use a knitted hat for that after Christmas ski trip he has planned.  And your mom would really love a hand knit mohair shawl in her favorite shade of blue.  What else could you possible get her, she has everything right?  And they know you're a knitter.  Store bought just ain't gonna cut it. But time is quickly ticking away, only 42 days until Christmas.  So, unless you want to spend all night Christmas Eve trying to finish those socks...

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How Knitting Changed My Life By Irina Pi

Katherine DaSilva How Knitting Changed My Life

The final post in my series How Knitting Changed My Life is by Irina Pi.  I met Irina through FiberShare.  She was my daughters match up but when my daughter enlisted me to make a bag for Irina we soon became Instagram friends too.  Irina is multi-talented.  Not only is she a translator and takes the mostly lovely photos of her garden but she's a knitwear designer as well.  This is something I didn't know about Irina when we first met.  She keeps it pretty underwraps but she has some beautiful designs you should definitely check out.   Irina's story is...

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How Knitting Changed My Life by Christy Laukaitis

Katherine DaSilva How Knitting Changed My Life

Christy and I met on Instagram and became fast friends.  She's purchased a few of my bags and yarn and has even introduced her friend Kathy to them.  She's also joined in for Virtual Knit Night which I haven't done for awhile but there's one in the planning stages. (Check out my Instagram)  I asked Christy to tell her story of how knitting has changed her life because I wanted to get the perspective of someone who didn't have a knitting or yarn related business.  Christy is just a knitter.  Someone who just wants to make pretty things with string. ...

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