From ME – Sundaze

A Note – From Sunday the person – not KNITPUNK the biz –

This is important to me and must be said – since this is my biz, but this biz is me it is important that I am candid and serving my community. Current events cannot be ignored and have had a massive effect on me, my family, my neighborhood and global community.

I work to support my community and will not tolerate hate.

I am a lesbian. I am married to the woman I love. I am a strong,……


Knit Bomb-diggity

I have been posting alot about knit bombing lately.
There are a lot of reasons
1) Free art in the world

we need art
we need to make art
art inspires thought and dialogue

2) unique expression

my art is not going to be like yours
everyone has a different perspective of beauty to share
expanding perspectives by viewing others art is interactive
art can communicate emotions/experiences and spread joy

3) Unlimited opportunity – in particular with the fourth of July coming

Everywhere is an opportunity to make art
US infrastructure provides LOTS of places to install art
4 day weekend – we (yarn bombers everywhere) have TIME to get a bunch of pieces up
making……


Scratch That Itch.

Need something? Before you run to target, why don’t you see if you can MAKE IT?

The universe is full of great things, some greater than others. Like so many items, the ones that are made to solve a problem are more highly used. The ones that you make for others or yourself, tend to have more value. You know what it took. the materials inspire a memory. It has more value than the 1 thing you needed…

Are you able to re-purpose something in your closet? What about a trade? The love and effort and history in an object that has……


Plea to the “allies” in our communities.

To all of the allies out there.

That are loud and “proud” for us queers on social media.
That are shouting love and support from internet rooftops.
I need you to do me a solid.

Along with shouting love and support (I never want to take that for granted) I need you to do something harder. Something that will cause discomfort.
Something that requires intention and directness.
Something that may put you at an emotional risk.
Something that I need you to be strong for.

I need you to engage those around you, in your daily life, and educate, debate, help people that……


Fiber Harvesting and sustainable practices.

I am building a revolution of Passive Anarchy. Hashtag #kNiTpUnK and/or #PassiveAnarchy so I can find you on the interwebz. Come join me…    Click here: —-> Hell yeah! I’m In!

We are killing ourselves.     I am sure you know this.

We need to be better and better about leaving no mark on the face of this earth and maybe even help it heal from the marks of those who came before us.

There is a growing awareness of health and sustainability when you talk about farming and food. About decreasing litter and waste. About ditching petroleum products. About doing what is……


Color and Memory

Color is such a notable part of our lives, and we often take for granted how much it triggers our memories. Like smells or music, your brain-pan will file small bits away and as whole days fade away, snippets of moments are captured, in your subconscious, till that color/tone/lighting reminds you of something from your childhood, or your teens, or that time you married….years pass, but there is, like it was just moments ago, in your minds eye.

Along with my own opinions on this based off my own experiences, as someone that is hugely effected by color, there is some science……


Craftcation 2016

This early April I got the chance to do something amazing.

a conference.

ok – for many of you that is FAR from amazing. Still, this is my 1st conference that I attended to improve my skills, knowledge, network and focus of kNiTpUnK…

wow. it was a doozy.

Not only did I get a motivational kick in the arse, I was able to meet with so many intelligent, charismatic, savvy and talented people (mostly women, but not all!) in a really condensed period of time.

I have plans to improve my website, my etsy, my social media strategy, my unboxing experience…. AND NEW PRODUCT IDEAS!

so…….


Fears, Assumptions…

Fears drive many of our assumptions about ….. things.

Be it fears of exotic other people, or lifestyles you don’t comprehend, those foods that seem odd or weird, a regions risks and weather, the social standing of whole groups, even religions and their followers, or small challenges to your daily habits.

If you have fear of something, and you don’t address it, it becomes a monster. This isn’t a “it might” kind of observation. IT WILL. The longer you let that fear simmer, the more intimidating it gets. The hydra grows more heads. The werewolf gains sharper teeth and longer claws. The……


Boundaries

I need em.

‘Nuff said.

Been overloaded, this is why there have been no love-notes form me since January. This is unacceptable.
The good news is I am working at identifying and cleaning up my boundaries so I can lend more focus to my health and this biz I love. See you soon!! I promise!! I intend to get a new post up by the 15th.

Also – A new newsletter is in the works, so If you wanna keep a finger on the pulse of this fiber network I am building, before anyone else gets it, in your mailbox with updates on deals/selling events/collaborations, subscribe……


Touch . Make . Hope . Future

Do you ever think about how much effort goes into the creation of what you do/wear/use?

I have been struck silly and meditative a few times over last month where I am just reveling in the fact that every item that I make, I am carefully and intentionally handling every single millimeter of fiber that goes into the project in question.

Whether woven or knit or crochet, I handle every single fiber. Often, multiple times. This does not account for the handling needed to create the fiber in the first place. If I am using hand spun fibers, or fibers that have been……