Monday marks nine years of blogging here for me. What started out as a way to keep family and friends updated on our journey while trying to recover from toxic mold exposure has turned into something much more. From the beginning it has also been a place for me to focus on and appreciate what was and is good and beautiful in the middle of an often challenging time. In all these years I’ve really resisted the idea of monetizing my blog. That was just never the point of this space for me.
I’m sitting here writing this on a Wednesday morning. So far this week the various members of our family combined have had an MRI, an MRA, multiple EKGs, x-rays, an emergency room visit and extensive blood work. And the week’s doctors appointments are far from over yet. I’d like to say that this has been an extreme week, but it’s not all that out of the ordinary just now. We’ve had 4 emergency room visits in the last 6 weeks- all for different members of the family- and each with it’s associated follow-ups with various specialists. That’s without even going into all of the planned appointments, the medications, the supplements. We’re kind of coming apart at the seams. As if trying to balance and live with the stress of multiple chronically ill people within our family wasn’t challenge enough, the added strain of our mounting medical bills is simply too much. This is such an easy and obvious source of potential income that I can literary no longer afford to overlook it.
It’s important to me that any company I support be one that I personally use. What do I buy? I buy yarn. And the vast majority of my yarn comes from Knit Picks. Their wide selection fits our budget and lifestyle while offering me lots of creative flexibility. I have no less than four projects using their yarns on my needles at this very moment. I’ve been sharing projects featuring Knit Picks yarns for years now. Becoming their affiliate seemed logical. They are supportive of independent designers, organize charity fundraisers, and are committed to ethical manufacturing practices. I think we’re a good fit. So in the future, if you follow a link from my site to the Knit Picks site and make a purchase, a portion of that order will go towards supporting our family. The same goes for purchases made at Amazon. And I thank you in advance, from the very bottom of my heart.
This week is Knit Picks biggest sale of the year. I have my own small order to place for some holiday crafting- woolies to warm my babes in the months ahead.