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  1. Chatting & Adventuring

    1. Introduce Yourself

      Say hello and tell us a little about yourself!

    2. Staying Connected Through the Pandemic

      Video chats, craft clubs, book clubs, social support, emotional support – this is the place to come together.

    3. Seeds of Adventure

      Food for thought, articles related to exploring creativity, bits of ideas that may lead somewhere fun...

    4. General Chat

      Have at it.

    5. 100 Day Project 2020

      This is a challenge to commit to making the same kind of thing every day for 100 days. It "officially" starts April 7, 2020, but this thread is for any date of start. Just start!

    6. Podcast

      Notes and discussions related to the Mighty Creative podcast.

    7. Resource Library Conversations

      For each download available to members in the Resource Library, there's a topic here for discussion. Show off what you make, ask questions, join others who are working on a similar project, etc.

    8. Sharing Saturdays

      Saturdays are for sharing a creative win from the week that's ended. Bragging encouraged!

  2. Make, Learn, Share

    1. Art

      Drawing, painting, collage, mixed media, sculpture, etc.

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    2. Fiber Arts

      Knitting, crocheting, weaving, spinning, felting, etc.

    3. Jewelry

      Beading, wire, metalwork, etc.

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    4. Paper

      Lettering, bookbinding, printing, origami, quilling, etc.

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    6. Stitching

      Embroidery, cross stitch, sashiko, mending, etc.

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    9. Writing

      Creative writing, essay writing, any kind of writing writing.

  3. Online Class Groups

    1. Daily Making Jumpstart

      The Jumpstart is a 14-day guide to establishing a daily creative habit.

  4. Supporting Members' Group

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    2. Ask a Question, Answer a Question

      Tuesdays (and all days!) are for sharing what we know and for asking fellow adventurers for advice, information or help.

    3. Bold+ Adventurer Video Chats

      Details and discussion regarding upcoming and past video chats for Patreon members at the $3-and-up level.

    4. Dauntless+ Adventurer Video Chats

      Patreon members at the $5-and-up level have a second video chat each month. Details and discussion about it right here.

    5. Audacious+ Adventurer Video Chats

      Patreon members at the $10-and-up level have a third video chat each month. Details and discussion about it right here.

    6. Schmancy Resources Conversations

      Each Schmancy Resource has its own topic in here. Share your photos, ask questions, explore your experience!

  5. A Month of Weaving

    1. Event Details, Polls, Questions

      General info about Weaving Month, including invitations to ask for help, offer help, and make suggestions.

    2. Getting Started

      For those of us about to weave for the first(ish) time and for those of us coming back to weaving after a long hiatus, this is where to start. Info about making simple looms, basic techniques, etc.

    3. Warp-Along

      The yarn that's wrapped from one end of a loom to the other to form the background of a weaving is called the warp. The way to warp a loom varies according to the type of loom being used. For some weavers, especially beginners, warping their loom can be an intimidating step. So we're going to warp our looms together!

    4. Patterns, Instructions and Tutorials

      This is the place for sharing projects (links to patterns or instructions, or posts with your own instructions) and tutorials (links and actual tutorials themselves). If you have ever woven anything before, you have things to teach members who are less experienced. Don't be shy!

    5. Sharing Progress and FOs

      Show off your progress and/or your finished objects!

  6. So Meta

    1. Features & How To's

      Things you can do here on the site, and in some cases how to do them.

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  7. Club Forums

    1. NaNoWriMo Adventurists NaNoWriMo Starts Nov 1! Are you ready?!

      I'm never ready. Some nanowrimo writers are excited for midnight to hit tonight and start typing furiously, high on book expectations.

      Not me. I'm a leisurely get up, get coffee, think deep thoughts, more coffee and then start trying to get a daily word count of 1600-ish words to stay on schedule for 50,000 by the end of November.

      Does this resonate with you? Let's aim to be slightly more prepared to jump in to nanowrimo!

      Here's some resources to check out:

      @Kim Werker reminded me about beat sheets https://timstout.wordpress.com/story-structure/blake-snyders-beat-sheet/ a plot structure template

      @Kim Werker shared a great quiz https://blog.nanowrimo.org/post/183871423531/whats-the-best-nanowrimo-writing-schedule-for I'm a write in the margins person, grab those word snippets through my busy day any way I can! Figure out how best to schedule this month instead of forcing an unrealistic schedule

      Nano Prep 101 - great tips here on how to get yourself ready. Their schedule started in september but it's like the pirate code - just a suggestion 😉

      Get excited! 


    2. NaNoWriMo Adventurists Daily Word Counts

      How do you keep up? What happens when you fall behind? Do you ever do more than your word counts? How? Here's the place to post your best practices, problems and/or tips!

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    4. NaNoWriMo Adventurists Motivation

      Post motivational quotes, share pictures and stories to help get us through this next month!


    5. The Holidays Forum

      All the talk of holiday making.

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    7. NaNoWriMo Adventurists WE MADE IT!

      Last day of NANOWRIMO! Hopefully you got some words done, added to your outlines, fleshed out some characters and had some productive momentum to your novel. 

      For my part, I have my habit of 200 words a day that I managed to stick to and plan to keep moving on, I created a full outline and created some characters.

      Congratulations! You did it!

      There's still some time to add some words 😉

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    11. Book Banter Discussion Space

      This will be the space where we talk about what we're currently reading.

    12. Mighty Ugly ATCs ATC Swap Themes

      Here we will discuss the themes of our swaps, and sign up for different trades. If you've got suggestions please--suggest away!

    13. Mighty Ugly ATCs ATC Share Space

      We want to see your work! Place a link to your pictures either via a blog, Instagram, Flickr, or a place where we'll be able to see your creativity! We don't want to upload them here on the site because of potential bandwidth issues.  If you want, #mightycreative on your blog, IG, etc . Each swap will have its own forum in an effort to keep it all organized.

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    • Sweater surgery
      This is not my knitting; it is a store-bought sweater that I decided to “improve”:

      Actually, three or four rows of the neck are my knitting, because I successfully altered that part (it was a huge, super-bulky turtleneck that threatened to suffocate me every time I put it on). Then I decided the cuffs were also too bulky, especially for how short my arms are and how much I had to fold them up. The problem is, when I went to frog said cuffs, it didn’t rip out like any knitting I’ve ever seen.

      i dunno if you can see in the picture how the live stitch is not just pulled through the stitch below, but actually looped through it. It’s weird, and at some point I clearly got frustrated and chucked the whole thing in a bag for “later.” Well, it’s later all right. Almost twenty years later 😂. 

      Anyway, I pulled it out of the closet last night thinking surely it doesn’t even fit me anymore, and maybe I can repurpose the yarn to make an Ursa. I swatched with some of the extra yarn from the turtleneck, and it’s not the right gauge for an Ursa, but the original sweater does, in fact, still fit! So now I’ve decided to finish what I started with the cuffs. I’ve gotten it down to one nice, even row, but there’s still weirdness on the edges (the sleeve was seamed):

      That stitch on the edge can’t be picked up and unknit like a normal knit stitch; like the photo above, it seems to be sewn through, and if I undo it, it doesn’t leave another live stitch—the working yarn just goes back to the regular knitting. It does that on both edges. I’ve decided the best thing to do at this point is to ignore it since I don’t need to rip back any farther, but I have a few questions:

      1) Should I continue flat and seam it up the way it was originally done, or should I re-seam it up to the live stitches and continue in the round?

      2) Do I need to add a new stitch on each edge to match the width up to that weird selvedge? 

      And 3) When I go to do the other sleeve, I was thinking of going in and picking up the row of stitches I want to go back to before taking anything out, and then just cutting it off a little above that, instead of trying to rip it back. Does that sound like a good strategy considering the circumstances? I have plenty of yarn ripped out from the turtleneck, so I can afford to lose some working yarn here.

      I appreciate any advice anyone might have for me!
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    • Hi all. I sent this out to our Patreon members earlier today, and while I said in that note that I would be raising the topic in the forums today in a way that implied I'd write something different, I realize now that writing something different is silly, so I'm simply pasting the same message here.

      This is absolutely open for conversation, but it is not open, as will become clear when you get to the end, to arguments against the basic tenet that all people must enjoy the ability to live as they choose to live and not only to do so safely, but in a manner that enables them to thrive.

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