But first, see how knitting can literally heal. Skin cells are the new merino.

Become a Master Crafter

Think you have the crafty chops to become Master Maker? NBC’s craftiest reality show, Making It, is currently casting for season 3. Those 18 and over can apply and must be able to spend a month (from May 18 – June 19) in Los Angeles shooting the show. One winner will be chosen to win the $100,000 grand prize.

Get Stitched Together

Squam lovers can get a mid-summer fix on Saturday, July 18 in Providence, RI. Stitched Together is a one-day event that celebrates the rich diversity of our creative community with a day full of enriching and skill-building events. Kick off the day with a HERstory Stitch Up, find some blue yarn in the Hat Not Hare Lounge, or take a yoga class. Then take a workshop from one of the five instructors, including Gaye Glasspie, Shannon Downey, Rochelle Sodipo, Louis Boria, and Niio Perkins. And of course, there’s always shopping opportunities.

Become a Joann’s Affiliate

Joann, the nation’s leading fabric and craft retailer, is looking to team up with crafty bloggers. If your blog waxes poetic about one or many crafts you can become an affiliate partner. Earn some money while promoting material and supplies that you’re already talking about anyway. Applications to place an affiliate link on your site and/or become an ambassador are now available online.

CAST ON: Dispatch by Hunter Hammersen

From designer Hunter Hammersen, Dispatch is the knitted envelope you didn’t know you needed. Use any weight yarn to knit this reusable pocket that can be used to deliver a gift card, lunchbox notes, or tooth fairy rewards. Or create a mini post office play kit for the little people in your life. Knit any one of the 3 sizes to make the envelope of your dreams.