“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” — Henry David Thoreau*
[sorta. It’s a misquote but I like it.*]

Hello fiber rebels. There’s been a lot going on in the world, and with me too – but my eloquence has been at an all-time low lately, and instead of centering myself in things, I’ve been trying to use my energy and what little power I have in the world to turn the focus on the people who need center stage right now. Because Black Lives Matter. And things need to change in order to reflect that.

I’m not good with words right now, like I said above. So let me shut up and just show you what you need to know.

All my profits from the month of June will be split between these two organizations.

All the profits means from all my events, too. All of it. And the next one coming up is very special, so I hope you’ll come to it and spend money. It’s called Virtual Public Knitoxication, which traditionally is organized in person by The Fiberists in a vineyard, but this year is online!
The show opens with a Keynote with Cecilia Nelson-Hurt aka Creative Ceci, a well known Diversity Leader and Knitter.
During the event you’ll be able to watch presentations from all vendors – and it’s an impressive list of creatives – as well as a talk from Karida Collins of Neighborhood Fiber Co about her new NFC Momentum Fund. The Momentum Fund will also be the recipient of the fundraising pool from this event!

https://www.facebook.com/events/683429112205533/

Here’s The Schedule of Live Segments from Vendors:

Noon – 1:00 PMWelcome & Keynote with Cecilia Nelson-Hurt
1:00Solitude Wool
1:15ATHaynesHouse Yarns
1:30Passion KNITS Yarn
1:45Urban Girl Yarns 
2:00Avalon Springs Farm
2:15Flying Goat Farm
2:30➡️ Three Ravens Studio ⬅️
2:45Double 8 Alpaca Ranch
3:00 – 3:30Karida Collins (From Neighborhood Fiber Company) talking about the new NFC Momentum Fund
3:30Wild Hare Fiber Studio
3:45Shelli Can
4:00Feederbrook Farm LLC
4:15Shirsty Cat Designs
4:30Dancing Leaf Farm
4:45Bad Wolf Girl Studios
5:00Oink Pigments
5:15Bead Biz
5:30 – 6:00The Fiberists and Wrap up
Find out how to view all the presentations by going to the Facebook event or to https://bit.ly/PubKnit

I will have some new hand dyed wool tops, available in medium and fine wools, as well as my usual battlets and hand spun yarn. And of course there will be Arcanity jewelry and if I get a chance, buttons and more spindles.

You can get this Unity tee or the NEW CommUNITY or Black Lives Matter tees from Neighborhood Fiber Co!

I can’t do much in the way of marching right now – my Crohn’s is too unsettled to risk that, as well as my immuno-compromised status – but I can help in other ways, like donations to organizations that can do the work I cannot. If you are in the same situation, I recommend highly looking into events like Virtual Public Knitoxication for your shopping-for-a-good-cause needs, and then if you can, also give some extra donations to the organizations that we vendors will be spotlighting. Not all of us can march, but we can donate, we can speak out, and we can educate ourselves. These are all ways to push forward the call that Black Lives Matter and things must change.

Before I close out this post, I wanted to thank you, all of you, for supporting me through my recent tough times. I hope that you’ll continue to pour that support out… but this time if you could direct it to the movement that matters more than I do, the movement to eradicate racial inequality in the USA [and everywhere], I will be in your eternal debt. Thank you so much.

So what’s the price of anything? In my case, it’s the part of my life I’m going to donate in the form of time and profits in order to do my part to further civil rights and abolish a crushing system of inequality. Why? Because Black Lives Matter. Because I have to offer something.