You can buy abortion pills online

You can buy abortion pills online. Right now. In all 50 states. Even if you’re not pregnant.

If you can’t afford them, there are resources to help you pay for them.

The folks at Aid Access will help you. Their website is aidaccess.org.

The folks at Plan C will also help you. Their website is plancpills.org.

I ordered abortion pills earlier this week, because if I get pregnant, I want an abortion. And this country might not let me have one. So I want to have abortion pills on hand in case I get pregnant (they last for several years, so I’m going to keep them just in case).

You should too.

Did I spend the weekend sewing? Yup, yup I did. And we all know what the first step in sewing is right?

No, not picking a pattern. No, not buying fabric. No, not even washing & ironing fabric (my petition to change the name from ‘sewing’ to ‘advanced ironing with occasional stabbing’ remains active).

No, clearly the most important thing is to knit yourself a spool of thread to use as a pin cushion. That’s my theory & I’m sticking to it.

This is also one of the most marvelous of things, an excuse to use magnets in your knitting (so your pins will stay where you put them). Any time I get to use a magnet in my knitting, it’s a win.

Yes, it will almost certainly be a pattern (most everything I knit is eventually a pattern), probably later this summer!

[super secret bits go here]

That secret thing for mailing list folks that I mentioned last week? That’s due to happen tomorrow (that’s Tuesday June 21). So if you’re not on the mailing list already, today’s pretty much the last day to sneak in before we do the thing (you can sign up over here)!

Everything is ready to go on my end. The only question is whether the supreme court will pick that day to strip half the residents of this country of one of their fundamental human rights. If that happens, well, it won’t really feel like the day to do a big sale on knitting patterns now will it (& wow is it weird to find myself trying to plan my work schedule around when a bunch of horrible people are going to take away my right to control my own body…that is really not what I thought being a knitwear designer was going to be like).

But, assuming those absolute monsters hold off on further disenfranchising half the population for a few more days, look for that email tomorrow.

(Oh, in case you couldn’t tell, this is your occasional reminder that I am 100% pro abortion. It’s lifesaving medical care, & anyone who wants or needs one should be able to get one at any point. If you don’t like it, I’d very much rather you saw yourself out, no need to make a fuss on the way.)

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Yard Trash

I did this on instagram stories last weekend, & when I said something about how I should probably stop bombarding unsuspecting knitters with the ongoing saga of What Yard Trash Will I Shove In Jars This Week, a whole bunch of folks said they actually like it.

So, since I’m trying to do less work stuff & more life stuff this summer (while still feeding the gaping maw of the content machine that rules our lives), I figure cool, perhaps weekends are for life stuff instead of work stuff.

Right now, that means chive vinegar (plus it’s gorgeous).

So, this starts with the chive plant in my herb garden. It overwinters fine here (Maine), & it’s always one of the first herb plants to flower.

Once the flowers open, I snip them off. I can usually do this two or three times, a week or so apart, because the flowers don’t all open at once.

I bring them in & fling them in a random jar. Here it’s a quart mason jar, but anything that’s clean, that you can seal up fairly well, & that you can get the flowers back out of later is fine (so not something with a super narrow neck). Pick a size you can fill fairly full with flowers.

Figure out the volume of your jar & put something like 1/3 to 1/2 that much vinegar in a pot. My jar is 32 ounces, so I did about a cup & a half of white vinegar. Don’t use your fancy stuff, just plain vinegar is fine. Toss in a little bit of sugar and salt (I did about 1/4 cup of sugar and maybe a tablespoon of salt) & heat it up enough to get the sugar and salt to dissolve. Let it cool then dump it on the flowers.

Top the jar off with a tasty vinegar you like. I use apple cider vinegar we make from the cider we buy in the fall. You want a live vinegar (one that still has critters in it, not one that’s been heat treated/sterilized/pasteurized), because you want our wee microbe friends to get in there & chomp on the sugar & flowers.

Put lid on loosely & let it sit for a week or so. Give it a little shake when you think of it. In a few days it will turn PINK & fill you with glee (tell me it’s not just me…).

After a week or so, strain out the flowers, & it’s ready. Use it like any other flavored vinegar (I love it on potatoes).

Reasonable and Normal

Nope. I’m fine. I’m not completely undone by something so achingly simple that it should amuse no one, least of all me. Nope. Not at ALL. Totally in control of myself and liking this only the reasonable and normal amount. Nothing to see here.⁠



[Begin Suuuuuuuper Seeeeeeeeecret transmission for those of you who actually read the caption…though to be fair, it’s the same as yesterday’s, so if you read it then, you’re officially excused and can go get on with your Friday (I hope there’s some lemonade in there somewhere)]⁠

So, later this summer, as part of the new business name/shiny spiffy patreon thing, I’m taking down *MOST* of my existing patterns. A handful will come back under the new setup, but most will be gone for good. ⁠

I will do a bunch of posts about it later this summer as I get ready to take stuff down. And I’ll do a public sale for a bit before anything goes away for good.⁠

But I want to do a pre sale with a bigger discount just for mailing list folks before I start talking about all the details publicly. So if you’re on the mailing list, keep an eye out for a message from me next week.*⁠

It will have the biggest discount I’m going to offer at any point during this process. The only way to get it will be to be on the mailing list when the email about the sale goes out, I won’t be sharing this one publicly. ⁠

If you’re not on there already and want to be, you can go here and fill out the little form to sign up. ⁠

*Not sure when yet, precise dates are complicated these days, you never know when some horrible news thing is going to happen and make it so you really can’t talk about knitting patterns for a bit, but next week is the plan assuming the/my world doesn’t end between now and then!⁠

[End Suuuuuuuper Seeeeeeeeecret transmission, but I meant it about that lemonade thing, especially if you can work out some sort of strawberry lemonade situation]⁠