It's #ThankYouPatrons day! Where creators like me who use Patreon are encouraged to publicly thank the amazing folk who support us and make our work possible. Not a hard task because my gratitude to each and every one of you, dear Patrons, is infinite!
This photo is a still from my very first episode of The Green Bean Podcast. I can't believe how it has grown in less than two years, with followers all over the world who enjoy mine and Jack's adventures. But I want you all to know: Patrons make it possible.
While all the photos of lovely walks make my life look idyllic, freelance living is hard. This is my second go of it. Independent creators like me work long hours, and many weekends, to make doing what we love financially sustainable. Even then, our income can be sporadic and unpredictable. I cannot tell you how much it has meant to me over the last year, that support from Patrons provides me with a regular, reliable monthly income. Knowing that there will be a regular payment, on the same day every month, means SO MUCH. I want to take this opportunity to publicly thank each and every one of you who has supported me on Patreon, now or previously. I couldn't be doing it without you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart (and Jack's, too!)
My R and R socks by @heybrownberry meet with approval from His Royal Highness.
Image description: Jack is licking my bare leg, which is pictured from mid calf down, attempting to show off my newly knitted socks. Luckily this photo doesn't show that my socks are actually two different lengths because I am an indecisive as well as a tardy test knitter! Sorry Marce, I loved this knit, thanks for entrusting me with it, and happy birthday 🎂🎈
I have a terrible track record as a test knitter, but @heybrownberry's R and R socks might just have cured my affliction (I may be speaking too soon...)
Image description: two cakes of Tukuwool sock yarn, one soft pink and one dark brown, next to a sock-in-progress. The sock is happening toe up, magic loop, and I'm just about to turn the heel. Yes it's still the first sock, but aren't I allowed to get excited?! The beautiful texture combines my two colours, and lives up to the pattern's name, being extremely relaxing to knit. Also in the picture is my wooden acorn full of stitch markers from @amirisushop, and a few real acorns gathered on a dog walk.