KNITTING UPDATE #39 + #40 | HAND DYEING YARN AND SELLING PROGRESS KEEPERS!

Excuse me while I was being super busy traveling and watching friends get married! I’m typing this intro at the airport in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, because this is the first time since what feels like forever that I’m able to sit down, collect my thoughts, and write an update. One of the perks of planes getting delayed, I suppose. ūüėČ And in case you are wondering right now: yes, I got my knitting needles through security! So happy, happy day. Now let’s talk about what I accomplished knitting-wise since I last spoke to you (ages ago).

Coffee flatlay

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KNITTING UPDATE #38 | LOTS OF THINGS TO CELEBRATE

Last week has been one for the Happy History Books (not that I keep those, but if I did, last week would be a chapter in it). I did a shop update, published my first pattern, made my first sales, hosted a giveaway, gained a lot of new followers… just¬†yay! Thank you guys all so much for supporting me throughout this journey, I’m so happy with how things are progressing lately! This is gonna be a looong post, so I better get started.

Wool and the Gang knitting needles

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KNITTING UPDATE #37 | SHOP UPDATE ON WEDNESDAY THE 20TH!

It’s still sunny where I am, and I’m still sick, but I did all the things this week anyway! On Wednesday, Chain Twenty will have a shop update including the release of the San Ag√ļstin facecloth pattern (together with some new finished ones) and a couple of new El Tablero headbands. This week was all about preparing for that. I also finally sat down and made my first batch of business cards, making me feel really productive and professional haha! Knitting-wise, there is not much going on, but there’s still a lot to tell, so let’s go.

Chain Twenty El Tablero headband

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KNITTING UPDATE #36 | SUFFERING FROM CAST-ON PARALYSIS

Nooo, you’re not gonna believe this, coming from someone who lives in a sunny 25-30 degrees Celsius every single day, but I’ve been hit by¬†the flu. Oh yes. The universe works in mysterious ways. Anyway, week 36 hasn’t been as productive as I wanted to. I got quite some knitting done, because being ill and knitting usually go very well together. Adminny stuff… hmm,¬†not so much. And since this morning, I’m also suffering from a severe form of cast-on paralysis. Help needed, please read on! ūüėČ

cast-on paralysis

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KNITTING UPDATE #35 | SUMMER KNITTING PROJECTS

Last week’s workflow got a liiiiitle lost this week. We had a visitor here in Gran Canaria, which always means more party (yay) and ehm, more cleaning (not so yay). As you may have read on Instagram, this was also the week where I felt like I really¬†really¬†had to defend myself and my choice to focus 100% on Chain Twenty instead of making money with some boring side job. Lucky me, I’ve heard plenty of stories in response of you guys, who had to deal with similar kind of situations and later proved all the ignorant assholes wrong by working hard and getting successful. So that’s the spirit I’ll take with me the coming week. ūüėČ Here’s what I got done!

Summer knitting projects

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KNITTING UPDATE #34 | CLEARING THE NEEDLES

There’s no stopping me anymore, or so it seems! I pretty much did all the important stuff I had planned for myself this week. Which means I’ve been clearing the needles like a maniac. And that doesn’t happen too often, so I’m feeling like I should print and frame this blogpost. Besides my productiveness, this week was awesome for another reason as well: the coming-alive of a fab collab! (If it rhymes, it’s true.) Now let’s get this writing over with, so I can pursue all my next goals. ūüėČ

Mae Andrea Mowry

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CHAIN TWENTY’S NINE BEST INSTAGRAM PICTURES OF 2016

It certainly has been way too long since the last time I wrote a blogpost, but what better way to celebrate my comeback than with 2016’s nine¬†best Instagram pictures? I’m totally stealing Jess’s idea here, so in return I’m telling you to all go check out her ah-mazing work. Gahh! <3 That being said, those of you following around on IG know what my life has been all about (master thesis + graduating) and why I haven’t been posting earlier (too depressed due to all the changes in my life), but here I am, feeling better than¬†everrr. And this post is going to¬†celebrate 2016 and the beginning of 2017 — because for me, the new year has only started now.

Chain Twenty

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WHY SIMPLE KNITTING PATTERNS ARE WORTH SELLING

To be honest, I didn’t get it myself at first: why on earth would someone¬†sell super simple¬†knitting patterns? Patterns that are so easy¬†that you can make out the stitches used when looking at a picture of the finished piece? Who the hell would want to buy them? And where did you get the brutality to charge money for it?¬†Well, I guess that was my old, little, ignorant me, because I totally get it now. And since I’m planning on selling simple knitting patterns myself, I’m gonna explain it to all¬†of you in need of enlightenment. :’-D

simple knitting patterns

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PLANNING YOUR BUSINESS START-UP + FREE MONTHLY PLANNER PRINTABLE

Okay, so you officially decided to start your own business.¬†Woah!¬†Congratulations on¬†that. It might have been a frightening decision. And in case you’re still in doubt, you might wanna read this post about when to start an online business. Ready to rumble? Here’s the first I thing I did: planning! [Insert dancing banana emoji — DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THAT HAPPY FELLA?] Today I’ll share with you the ways in which you could start planning your business start-up. Oh, and did I mention my planner comes right your way in the form a free printable? Hurray!

planning your business

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