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Umm press on nails have come immensely far since being a teenager 😱 I used to do my own gel and even started learning acrylics on myself when I got sick and I couldn’t sit that long bent over anymore. I’ve missed having my nails done and going to a salon just isn’t financially possible. These were $6!! And you can reuse them!! I filed them down a little but I love them! I feel fierce as I’m knitting again and it took me 10 min to apply. 👏🏻👏🏻 . Spoonie Win!!! . #pressonnails #notyourmamasleepressons #witchyvibes #witchynails #almondnails #spoonie #lymedisease #knitting #fiberuarychallenge #weekend #nails #blacknails #thestonedknitter


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#fiberuarychallenge #gratitude This is my dad. When I started getting sick, he was scared and confused and angry and didn’t really research or take the time to help, and in his defense it was right around the time he lost his mom so there’s been a lot going on. The last few months though, he messages me almost everyday asking how I am and checks in, takes my girls while I’m really down and listens, researches and has made it possible for me to get to treatment while helping Tim with our girls. Emmie and him have a special bond that I hope lasts a lifetime. Lily loves him so much as well. Being open minded and changing is not his comfort area but he’s stepping out (albeit very slowly) and continues to learn. He’s not on IG but right now I’m so grateful to be his daughter. . . #knittersofinstagram #firefighter #dad #grateful #lymedisease #knitstagram #fiber #fiberart #thestonedknitter


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#fiberuarychallenge day 7 #technique . I’m a continental knitted through and through. I can’t throw worth beans and this way is much faster anyway. Knitting away on my #gardengatesweater. . . #fairisleknitting #knit #knitting #knitstagram #yarn #continentalknitting #continental #eds #thumbbraces #yoke #thestonedknitter


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For “outside” #fiberuarychallenge day 6 we are gonna day dream about hammock knitting in summer. It’s been raining for 3 straight days. . . #fiberart #daydreaming #summerdreaming #knitting #knittersofinstagram #fiberartist #knit #knitstagram #yarnaddict #yarnlove #modernmaker #thestonedknitter


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#fiberuarychallenge day 4! I missed yesterday, but it would probably be this same picture anyway haha one of my #wip is the #gardengatesweater. It’ll be a staple next fall and winter with these colors I’m sure 😍 . . #knitting #yoke #yokeporn #knitting #handknit #knittersofinstagram #fiberuary #fairisleknitting #colorwork #fallcolors #knit #knittingaddict #knitstagram #thestonedknitter


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I honestly didn’t finish a lot of knitting projects this year because I’ve been starting them and making other fiber things as well. I taught myself #macrame and am obsessed with plant hangers. These are actually up for auction along with even more designs right now in the Handmade Healing Auction group on Facebook which lasts until this Saturday 2/8. All the proceeds go to my treatment in Mexico thats saving my life. #fiberuarychallenge #fiberuary #fiberart #fiberartist #fiber #thestonedknitter #knitting #fiberartistsofinstagram #macrameplanthanger #macramemovement #macrameplanthangers


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A day late for #fiberuarychallenge but HI! I’m Kristen and I am #thestonedknitter. I am a mom of two, Lyme disease, CPTSD, and chronic pain patient, suicide and postpartum mood disorder survivor and yarn keeps me sane. I’ve just started my own line of hand dyed yarns at thestonedknitter.com inspired by my life and those in it including my mini pig Penelope who is my emotional support animal. People ask me “what does an emotional support pig actually do?” And honestly, she just keeps me smiling which is the biggest gift of all. Cannabis is a big part of my own treatment plan and has and continues to help much more than any pharmaceutical. I am lucky enough to live in a fully legal state so I can medicate without limitations. I love knitting so much and I am just starting to learn weaving and sewing as well. I’m usually sipping on coffee or tea and taking a dab while working on a million projects all at once. I started our crocheting a million years ago and always started trying to learn to knit and it never clicked until a few years ago and I’ve not stopped or slowed down with it yet nor do I plan to anytime soon. My page is a safe place for those who are struggling mentally, physically and emotionally. I know struggle and you are definitely not alone. 🌈 ✌🏻 💚 . #fiberuary #fiberartist #fiberartistsofinstagram #fiberart #knittersofinstagram #knittingaddict #tskyarns #yarnaddict #knitter #weaver #sewist #yarnlover #yarnlife #introduction


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Thrift SCORE! vintage table loom for $10!! They have a big floor loom there that I want so so bad... ugh someday someday. . . #fiberart #fiberartist #thestonedknitter #vintageloom


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Look at all these babies! Penelope, Florence, Millennial, whidbey sunset, Lucy and Juno. These 7 are my base colorways inspired by my life. There will be more to come but these guys are here to stay. . . . #tskyarns #thestonedknitter #yarn #yarnporn #yarnaddict #yarnlife #indiedyer #yarnforsale #penelope #florence #millennial #whidbeysunset #lucy #juno


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Rainy day will give you the blues in a good way. 2 available in my shop! Link in bio. . #rainyday #tskyarns #thestonedknitter


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Where my purple people at? Purple Haze is a mix of four purples creating a beautiful tonal with speckles. . . #purplehaze #tskyarns #thestonedknitter


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Whidbey sunset and Florence together is MAGIC! Hat kits coming in the future. . . #whidbeysunset #florence #tskyarns #thestonedknitter #bunhat


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Dyed up a couple skeins of rainy day today and I just love thus colorway. A dusty blue base with two tone blue speckles and a tiny pop of apricot orange. . . #rainyday #tskyarns #thestonedknitter #indiedyer #yarnforsale #yarn #yarnporn #yarnlove #dyersofinstagram #indiedyersofinstagram #yarnspirations #knit #crochet #knitting #knittersofinstagram


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I have two of a kind, Seahawk color yarns that were an oopsie and aren’t going to be recreated. The greens I have currently for what my vision was, my loss your gain! 200g single ply superwash merino. Get ready for next season! $50 for both with free shipping. . . #tskyarns #thestonedknitter #yarnforsale #yarndestash #seahawkcolors #seahawkknitting #indiedyer #pnw #pnwknitter


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I decided to make a quick hat with my minis of #whidbeysunset and #Florence and had to snap a pic of this beautiful color. 😍 the full skeins turn out a little lighter than this but this is such a pretty combo. Love love love and it totally looks like a sunset outside my window. . . #tskyarns #thestonedknitter #indiedyer #knitter #knit #yarnporn #yarnaddict #yarndyer #colors


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I really love this one. #millenial . . #tskyarns #thestonedknitter #yarn #yarndyer


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I experimented making my own chartreuse yesterday and I LOVE what I came up with. Omg can you imagine pairing the same mohair color and a whole sweater out of this?! 😍 my Husband when joking about any color defaults to chartreuse because he thinks it’s a funny name. So now we need to name this one... dad jokes? Help me name this color. . . #tskyarns #thestonedknitter #indiedyersofinstagram #indidyedyarn #yarnporn #yarnaddict #yarn #yarnstagram #yarnlover #yarnshop


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Penelope pink on mohair?? It’s like cotton candy 😍😍😍 . . #penelope #tskyarns #mohair #indiedyer #dyersofinstagram #thestonedknitter


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Perks of having the guest bed in your office. When you’re flaring and tired you can still be downstairs and cozy. I love this new space! I’m almost done organizing and man is it nice knowing where all my stuff is hah. . . #thankful #thestonedknitter #thestonedknittersoffice #lymie #lymedisease #flare #chronicpain


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My hair lately is my favorite it’s been in years and literally all I do is two frenchs braid it at night to keep it healthy. It’s gotten so long and these waves make me so happy. #thestonedknitter


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It’s oh so cozy 😍 . . #weekendersweater #dreareneeknits #thestonedknitter


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Today is one of those days. Did too much and paying for it 10 fold. I hate having to sacrifice feeling accomplished and doing just normal things can take me down so bad. Each time it surprises me even though it shouldn’t. There will be a day where I wake up in (for me) minimal pain, and Have some energy, so I’ll just do what I need to do damn the consequence because for that day, I feel like the old me. Sitting here looking at all these things I need and want to do when Im resting is maddening for someone like me. I see it, I want to fix it, I want to do it, but my body says no against my brain. All I do is sit here and look at what needs to be done. Someday I might learn the lesson, but can’t I learn it when things don’t need to be painted or fixed or whatever. Someday...I’ll get there. For today I’m in my recliner with all the pillows and meds. Ugh . . #thestonedknitter #chronicpain #lymedisease #lymie #dayatatime #lymewarrior


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The last few days I’ve spent collecting all my crafts from every room (sans girl’s) of the house and making myself an actual workspace in our guest room, don’t worry! There’s still a bed in there for anyone who wants an island getaway and also for me when I get too tired to sit up I can just rest on the bed! I’m still organizing so I’ll reveal all later but I had to share my circular storage 😍 some twine and mini clothespins and you got the cutest practical bunting. . . #thestonedknitter #thestonedknittersoffice #circularneedles #circularstorage #knittersofinstagram #knitting #knitter #knit #knitlife #fatknittersofinstagram #spoonieknitter #needlestorage #knittingneedles #knitspiration #knittingaddict #knitallthethings


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Strength in fragility. . . #thestonedknitter #lymie #lymewarrior


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That ish is PINK! I barely used any dye too. Mamas gonna have to get a softer one cause I don’t know how I’m gonna get this to like a light pink haha. That Bulgarian dye wasn’t messing around. This would make some really fun toes and heels for sure. . . #tskyarns #tsktsktsk #neon #onwednesdayswewearpink #thestonedknitter #indiedyer


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Very soft opening on the site! I’m still learning about how to operate it all but it’s a start! It’s so amazing to this is coming together eee!! Waiting on some full skeins in the mail to dye up some stock and full skeins of other colorways before posting them, meanwhile I’m going to work on my #weekendersweater for the rest of this #nye rainy afternoon and dye up a couple mini skeins. Happy new year everyone!! Here’s to new adventures and new beginnings. Happy 2020 y’all ❤️❤️ link in bio . . #thestonedknitter #tskyarns #newbusiness #indiedyer #yarndyeing #knitting #knittersofinstagram #knittingaddict #yarnaddict #yarnforsale #smallbusinesscoach


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My first yarn babies are going out to the world! I can’t wait to see what they become, please tag me! ❤️ . #tskyarns #thestonedknitter #yarnbabies #yarnporn #yarnstagram #happy


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Rainy days are a way of life in the PNW. . #pnw #tskyarns #thestonedknitter #indiedyer


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Omggggg 😍😍 whidbey sunset is just so so pretty. It ended up looking a bit rainbowish too. I am blessed with the prettiest sunsets right outside my house and I couldn’t not take inspiration from it. There is bright bold colors and soft pastels all at once. Gorgeousness. . #tskyarns #thestonedknitter #whidbeysunset #indiedyer


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These colorsssss. They’re my favorite kind of speckle combos and I can’t believe I got these with an over dye. I’m gonna have to come up with something similar for #tskyarns. #thestonedknitteryarns #thestonedknitter #yarnporn #color #weekendersweater #christmasknitting


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Merry Christmas Eve eve! This is where I’ll be and what I’ll be doing the next few days. Happy Christmas knitting everyone! . . #knittersofinstagram #christmaseve #christmasknitting #weekendersweater #knittingvideo #knittingaddict #knittersgonnaknit #knitallthethings #knittingismytherapy #thestonedknitter


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“I’m gonna finish my WIPs before I cast on a new project” Dyes yarn that’s too pretty not to start... . #endlesswips #wip #weekendersweater #thestonedknitter


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This overdye!!! 😍😱😍😱😍 I couldn’t be happier with how this turned out. I’ve had three skeins of a colorway I never really liked, it looked much different than online and so I tried my hand at dying over and omg yassss. Can’t wait to whip something up with this gorgeousness. Swipe right to see the before. . . #yarn #yarnporn #overdye #oneofakind #ooak #fallcolors #yarnstagram #indiedyersofinstagram #thestonedknitter


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Second official #thestonedknitter colorway! Juno 😍 she’s a 3/4 solid black with a highlight of white with speckles of black. Shes a classic and a beauty. And also the sweetest dog you’d ever hope to meet. . . #yarnstagram #yarn #yarnporn #indiedyer #indieyarn #pug #juno


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First officially Stoned knitter colorway is inspired by who else but Miss Penelope! She’s a peachy pink with black and brown speckles 😍 . . #penelopethepiggie #penelope #peachy #indieyarn #indieyarndyer #yarnporn #yarnlove #yarnart #yarnstagram #thestonedknitter


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Exciting and fun things happening over here 😍😍. . . #thestonedknitter #yarndyeing #indieyarn


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I haven’t finished a pair of socks in over a a year 😍 I started these last Christmas with this super cute yarn from @sheepyknitts, last Christmas and being a pattern you have to work one at a time, I got #seconsocksyndrome, I needed a “quick” project to finish while we went to my families this last weekend to celebrate our Christmas together. Love how they turned out and love having a new pair of Yuletide socks to wear. . #villiviinisocks #sockknittersofinstagram #sockknitting #knittedsocka #operationsockdrawer #knittersofinstagram #knitting #thestonedknitter


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Taking a #knitting break while things are cooking. Perfect time to finish this pair that I got #secondsocksyndrome on last Christmas. Happy thanksgiving! . #christmasknitting #sockknittersofinstagram #sockknitting #thestonedknitter


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Juno needs a Christmas sweater. She’s old and cold 🥶 🎄 #pugsofinstagram #dogsweater #juno #christmassweater #thestonedknitter


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This time of year is always amazing to see the generosity and love of the fiber community!! Having this illness, it’s easy to forget there are really good people out there still and this community is full of them ❤️❤️ 1️⃣I really want to start weaving and would love a small loom to start. 2️⃣ Rainbow set of fingering yarn 3️⃣ Any skein of @catsandwichfibers @handmadehomefibers @muststashyarn #getyouryarnwishesgranted2019 #grateful #thestonedknitter


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No filter needed. Happy fall y’all. #nofilter #fall #thestonedknitter


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I wanted some no think knitting on my quick trip to Mexico and have been having sock withdrawals so I grabbed my coloring book yarn and am just doing plain old self striping socks, then I came home to these tags in the mail! Aren’t they so cute!!?? . . #sockknitting #handknit #leathertags #love #coloringbookyarns #simplesocks #selfstripingyarn #knitstagram #knitting #thestonedknitter


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Round three day three kicked my ass. One nurse I connected with immediately on my first trip gave me candy last time when I left and this time she gave me this K bracelet off her own wrist and just hugged me while I cried. This place, I will miss the love and compassion here so much. It’s always so hard to leave. . #lymedisease #tijuana #medicaltourism #savingmylife #gratitude #pain #herxing #thestonedknitter #lymerino #murderino


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Happy first day of fall! 🍁🍂 Penelope is ready for Hibernation time 😉 . . #happyfall #penelope #pigstagram #pigsofinstagram #minipig #plaid #fall #cute #pig #thestonedknitter


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I haven’t done my nails in over a year. With illness, severe depression, not seeing anyone...ever, and building a house, it’s just not something I wanted to spend time on. I’ve missed having them done and feeling pretty, but it’s a lot of effort I just didn’t have it in me to do it for myself. This has always been a favorite style of mine and it’s officially fall this weekend so I did it 🙌🏻 . #selfcare #getyournailsdone #plaid #fallnails #thestonedknitter


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First acid dye job! This was not how I intended it, but it’s a perfect fall accident. . . #yarnporn #yarntherapy #selfdyedyarn #thestonedknitter


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I’m Bringing #aprons back... yeah! 🙌🏻 #thestonedknitter #sexyback #00smusic


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The last few weeks have been a roller coaster of pain and frustration with doctors here lot even looking at my tests they sent away for weeks ago as I’ve been in the ER. I haven’t improved or gotten back to baseline Lyme miserable and decided that I need to get back to Mexico to see my doctor who actually cares what is going on rather than stay here and hope they do something. I’ve had excruciating kidney pain for weeks that isn’t abating. I have a fundraiser going to get me down there ASAP and any amount helps. Link in my bio and it’ll tell you more about this journey I’ve been on as well ❤️ . #fundraiser #lymedisease #lymewarrior #lymediseasetreatment #lymedontkillmyvibe #help #bethegood #lyme #chronicillness #chronicallyill #chronicpain #inneed #invisibleillness #invisibledisease #invisibledisability #thestonedknitter


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First day of school! Back to just me and this baby at home. . . #phew #madeit #firstdayofschool #penelope #pigsofinstagram #pigstagram #therapypig #sortof #thestonedknitter


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Emmies #onceandfloralsweater is complete. My all pink all the time girl :) now on to Lily’s. . . #pinkpalooza #pinkgirl #thestonedknitter


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Two #4 #lykkeneedles down....Penelope ate them 😭😭😭😭not pictured is the two holes in my foot from stepping on an enamel pin she some how got off my bag. 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️😡😡#pigsofinstagram #mad #ugh #rude #freakingpig #knittingneedles #thestonedknitter


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Emmie- “I secretly took a movie of you knitting my sweater” 😂❤️😍 . . #momlife #knitlife #stinker #love #thestonedknitter


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Taking a bite out of Lyme, the knitted version. . . #takeabiteoutoflyme #lymediseaseawareness #pimpmywalker #walkeracessory #thestonedknitter


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On to #sleeveisland for this pink mini #onceandfloralsweater for my Emmeline. I can’t wait to see my next color combo for the yoke for Lily’s sweater. Knitting a child sized sweater is much faster than an adult 😉 Also why is a twisted rib stitch so satisfying to look at 😍 #allthepinkformygirl #prettyinpink #pink #sweatersforall #twistedrib #knittingandherxing #thestonedknitter


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This is what a #herx reaction can look like. This is why having yet ANOTHER UTI. Is such a big deal and also why getting any other “simple” infection in scary as hell. Im on macrobid for 3 days, twice a day. An antibiotic that is mostly used just to target UTIs. However once an antibiotic kills any bacteria related to #lymedisease, the toxins release from that bacteria into the blood stream and those toxins are worse for you than the actual bacteria themselves. Just like how chemo kills everything including the cancer cells, the cancer cells release the toxins inside as they die and it causes the same type of reaction in the body. What is pictured is not for pity, mostly I want to just save this as a record for my doctor cause I’ve never recorded me having a reaction so far, but I’m posting for awareness. Having a UTI for other people isn’t a big deal. It’s annoying and painful sure, but when you take antibiotics, you feel better. When I take them, depending on the antibiotic, within an hour or two, my legs start trembling and I know it’s starting. This time my movements were very jerky and unstable. Pictured: tremors, muscle spasms including in my neck and mouth and jaw, head ticks. Not pictured: loss of leg muscle function, abdominal pain, nausea, brain fog, pain muscle pain, flushing, feverish. My husband was helping me prepare a detox foot bath and I was untangling the array mechanism in this video. It was very heavy disputes weighing 1 pound if that, and motor skills were greatly diminished. This has happened so many times over the course of the year and a half and I just want it all to stop. Please...please. . . #lyme #herxheimerreaction #infection #helpme #lymedontkillmyvibe #lymeawareness #lymediseaseawareness #lymedisease #chronicillness #pain #spoonie #healingplease #thestonedknitter


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This is the face of someone with yet another UTI. I am so beyond tired of this. So many, so painful, and takes over my whole body within hours. Im so mad. A lot of anger in having this happen A-fuckingain. I am SO careful, especially knowing how easily they come sonits like, what the hell is it all for? I try and try and try and it doesn’t matter anyway. I’m so lost. It’s just apparently where my #lymedisease lives the most. So I get to take another short round of antibiotics that will make me #herx and feel like death because it’ll kill off some Lyme bacteria too but only enough to make me feel like shit and sick. Then I get to build up my stomach again after a short round kills everything good I’ve put into it the last month. #fucklyme #overthisshit #whiteflag #icantkeepdoingthis #thisislyme#thestonedknitter


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Not how I wanted her to make her debut, but I feel like utter shit right now. Working outside so hard finally caught up to me big time. At least I’m nice and cozy! @emilia.philomene your yarn is simply divine with that touch of alpaca. 😍 I even have a skein and a half of black left over and am so happy that it’s in my stash for another project. Schitts Creek is one of my absolute favorite show ever. I think I’ve watched the whole four seasons through at least 4 times now and David! (In Alexis’s inflection) is #simplythebest #betterthanalltherest ugh 😍 I love it @maxtheknitter thank you for designing such a cool sweater. #thestonedknitter


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My #onceandfloralsweater is blocking (eee!) so now I’m on to Emmies and using an old knit picks yarn after using the divine yarn from @emilia.philomene has my in a texture spasm of crazy #sensitivity. It’s like it’s grinding and I’ve been much more sensitive to textures all of a sudden and anything gritty is putting my teeth on edge and sends s weird feeling down from my ear, into my jaw and down my arm from my hands. I’ve heard of #lyme giving “autistic” type #sensitivities and actually some autism diagnoses were just just lyme and once figured out and treated, symptoms went away. It’s a very odd feeling, especially coming on so suddenly. It’s only been about a week or two of this symptom along with new #neuropathy in my left arm. It falls asleep in normal positions often just sitting there for no reason. It’s painful and annoying and tingles with pins and needles. Not really sure what to do about these new symptoms popping up or why. I wish it was all black and white like my sweater, but there’s just so much grey everywhere that sometimes you need to look at a bright happy pink for a while. . #thestonedknitter


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My only #primeday purchase was a kombucha starter kit and now my #scoby got big enough to have a baby! By making your own, you get the benefits of the probiotics as well as sugar control. I’m using organic cane sugar in mine instead of highly refined sugar and organic Chinese tea ☕️ plus putting fresh herbs from my yard in the second fermentation. #Kombucha is a hit or miss with #lymies but for me it doesn’t make any difference in how I feel day to day really and I need all the probiotics I can get so I’m gonna #brewon. ❤️ . . #diykombucha #homebrewkombucha #yum #alltheprobiotics #thestonedknitter


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Knit like the wind bullseye!! 🐴 🎯 🧶 . . #toystoryjokes #knitlikethewind #foreverstockinetting #onceandfloralsweater #soclose #thestonedknitter


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