I hinted on my instagram story yesterday that I would be announcing something BIG on my birthday. May 5th I turn 29, WHOO the COVID-19 pandemic really stole the last 2 years of my 20s… I am… coping…
Perhaps needless to say, today is a high holiday in my book, a time to enter a cloudy space and re-envision what we want out of ourselves, our work and our next year. The first day of Taurus season invites us to focus on ourselves, our material needs, and to imagine new ways we can continue to support our friends and communities.
On this 4/20 I am releasing my Knug Cowl pattern as a test of my Pay-If-You-Like-It concept. The pattern is free for anyone, it’s open to making copies and giving to your friends. If you’re a Local Yarn Store, give it out for free, use it to sell your yarn! Pay for it… if you want to, no pressure!
Keep an eye out for new posts on this blog space, I am reeeeealllly trying to encourage myself to use it more, 10th blog’s the charm right?
Thanks for stopping by, and make sure you check-in again on May 5th, my personal deadline for moving my patterns and project details to this space, away from Ravelry and Etsy.
For time time being, Download and share the Knug Cowl pattern here:
Published by Tommy Schafer
Hi my name is Tommy and I’m a Midwesterner through and through. I was raised in a small town of about 2000 people called Petersburg. Perhaps luckily, this town had a state park nearby, an historic village where Abraham Lincoln spent his teen years. Between the knitting and crocheting knowledge of my grandmothers and the influence of spinning and fiber milling this historic village had on me, I became a bit obsessed with the fiber arts.
I studied Quantitative Biology, Ecology, and Art History at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio before getting my Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology from The University of Illinois at Chicago. I have been living in Chicago since August 2014 and have no plans to leave.
I currently work my day job as the Manager of Data and Evaluation at Howard Brown Health, primarily working on projects and research aimed at serving the Transgender, Non-binary, and LGBQ+ communities and bridging gaps in disparity seen in health access for these communities.
I have been knitting since I was 10, spinning since I was 12 and self-published my first knitting pattern in 2018. My goals in the fiber arts are usually based around color-play, long processes, and mid century and prairie style aesthetic.
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