Restoring Balance

In February of 2020. I began recording a series of video tutorials to walk knitters through the process of hand knitting socks.  I was in heaven because two things were happening. My love of creating had found a new medium, “video creation” I thoroughly enjoyed the process of recording and editing video content.

I also loved that I had created a slightly different way of sharing information while calming and alleviating fear. The No Fear Sock Knitting Class Online was born.  Heaven again. The response was beyond anything I had thought or hoped for.   

Then on August 1, 2020 I announced the launch of my new website. There were so many emotions… pride, excitement, fear, anxiety but most of all joy. Joy, because I now had a space that was all mine to share ideas, link content, sell merchandise and express myself in a different way.

Unfortunately that didn’t happen the way I had hoped.  I haven’t dedicated time to this space. Why, because I was providing more and more content for others and less for myself. In some ways that has been amazing but in others not so much. Over time my love of teaching grew and I wanted to provide information to help make their making journey easier, more fun, more accessible.  But I was getting a bit lost in the process.  

At the beginning of each year it has become a trend/tradition to chose a word that represents your intention for that year.  This year my word was BALANCE. In so many ways and in many areas of my life I have gained balance.  But I want more.

As the summer drawers to a close and we begin to enter the season of Autumn I want to spend a little more time here.  I want to share my thoughts on other forms of making and life in general. I want to create a new space to inspire, encourage, motivate and energize. I want to share other sides of EarthtonesGirl.  There is the knitter and so much more.

I have a subscription to it is an amazing website with lots of insight and wisdom that fits my lifestyle. This was today’s message and further explains this blog post and where I am mentally physically, spiritually. I hope you enjoy it. 

Welcome everyone and welcome Fall….



  • I am looking forward to this new direction. I found you on Instagram as a knitter but I am drawn to your calming voice and demeanor and your encouragement. I love your posts in your yard. You have so much more to offer than knitting ( I LOVE the shadow wrap heal!!) and I want to encourage you to follow your heart and this journey ❤️

    Ann Marden
  • Denise,

    Thank you for making the socks I knit gift worthy! I watched a lot of sock tutorials to find a way to get rid of the darn hole in the heel and to make a sock I would be happy to gift. Your tutorials and calming presence changed everything for me. Thank you!
    You have no idea what that has done for my knitting confidence. I’m going to try 2 at a time socks next, and we’ll see where that takes me. Thank you Denise.


    Dee Dostou

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