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August Secret Bag Society - Everything S'more Fun With You

Katherine DaSilva Secret Bag Society Shop News

The first day of summer may come in June but August is the hightime of summer for me.  It's hot, as hot as it gets here in the Pacific Northwest, the cherries have all been harvested around my home and things are starting to slow down just a bit.  Living in the Washington countryside and a farming community means that life is in full speed  as soon as the snow clears the ground and it doesn't stop until the crops have all been harvested.  And having a husband and a son in law that work in industries connected to farming...

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How Knitting Changed My Life - Part 2

Katherine DaSilva How Knitting Changed My Life

If you haven't read the first part of this story you can catch up here.  Then come back and I'll fill you in on the rest. So...where were we?  Oh, yes... I was working as a manager in a bookstore and there was a little coffee shop inside the bookstore.  One day I was working what would have been my normal day off and a group of ladies came into the coffee shop.  I saw them all gathered around a table, chatting, laughing, and knitting.  Knitting...it had been ages since I had thought about knitting.  I somehow, started chatting with...

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How Knitting Changed My Life (Part 1)

Katherine DaSilva How Knitting Changed My Life

If you would have told me twenty years ago or even just six years ago that today I would be running a business based around knitting, that I would quit my full time steady income job, that the mere act of twisting string into fabric would direct my career path, I would have said you were crazy.  But that is exactly what happened. Yes, it was over 20 years ago when I first picked up a set of knitting needles.  Some time back in the late 1990's.  I don't know why or what gave me the urge but for some...

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Where the Mermaids Live

Katherine DaSilva Travels

Back in January I posted a photo on Instagram of some yarn for a project I was planning to knit.  I tagged the designer of the pattern and thus began a wonderful connection. The yarn was my own Twigs + Twine Yarn Co. line in the colorways Thistle and Granite Falls and the pattern was the Scottish Highlands Shawl by Kay Hopkins. As I cast on and made progress I continued to post photos of my project and tag Kay in them.  We began to chat and she invited me to come to a retreat she was hosting.  How could...

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July Secret Bag Society - I Solemnly Swear I Am Up to No Good

Katherine DaSilva Secret Bag Society Shop News

Birthdays are pretty special around here and July 31st is Harry Potter's 34th birthday so I've planned a month long preparation in my shop so you can be ready for Harry's big day.  Today I want to tell you about the next collection in the Secret Bag Society.

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