The Snickerdoodle Knits Community is for the introvert knitter seeking friendship and a sense of belonging.
You like to scroll through Instagram and Pinterest, looking at all the beautiful knits and yarns. You're inspired, and you find your next pattern to knit. But there's also some other feelings that creep up.
--> Loneliness -- and longing for a fiber friend, or better yet a group of fiber friends. But they need to be real, authentic friendships. Nothing fake or surafce-level.
--> FOMO (Fear of missing out) as you see everyone knitting the recently trending pattern or attending the latest fiber festival.
--> Comparisonitis -- getting stuck in the trap of thinking:
"She's so much better than me - I'll never be able to do that."
"It's not fair -- she can afford all of the luxury yarns, and I'm stuck with this."
"Her photos on Instagram are soooo pretty. I try to take amazing photos, and they're never Instagram-worthy."
And all of those feelings are putting a damper on your knitting joy.
It's time to stop dwelling in your feelings of embarrassment, loneliness, and thinking you're "less than."
You are worthy. You are enough. You deserve happiness. And you deserve to have joy in your knitting.
But how do you overcome it?
I invite you to join the free Snickerdoodle Knits Community
Inside, you will find a warm, welcoming knitting community that encourages you to be your best self, to love your knitting, to value your accomplishments, and to recognize your improvements.
I'm Jessica, the knitting designer and teacher behind Snickerdoodle Knits. I design knitting patterns that walk you through your knits with confidence + pride, and I've created this community to support you even further.
But it's not just about me! It's also about the friendships that you will build with fellow knitters. Because that's one thing we're all looking for: connection + community, and what better people to connect with than those who share the same passion for knitting?
Within the Snickerdoodle Knits Community, you will find fellow knitters struggling with the same feelings. We're all human after all.
To help you make genuine + authentic connections with your fellow knitters, you will find:
--> chat threads that make it easy to talk all about the yarn topics you love
--> pen pal swaps that introduce you to new fiber friends
--> knit-a-longs that make it easy to chat with fellow knitters while working toward a shared goal
Whatever your background, whatever yarn budget, whatever your knitting level, you are welcome in the Snickerdoodle Knits Community. With big, yarn hugs.
This is your place to belong.
What's Included in the Community?
General Membership (free)
Access to the Discord server, including:
general knit-a-longs (specific to Snickerdoodle Knits patterns)
a quarterly pen pal swap with fellow fiber enthusiasts
chats specific to Snickerdoodle Knits patterns (including pattern support)
general chatter for knitting content
New to Discord? Don't worry, we're happy to help you get familiar with the platform; there's even a special thread to introduce you to how Discord works, and some of my favorite secrets for navigating the platform.
Alright, it's time for a heart-to-heart chat.
You struggle to make time for yourself. You feel guilty putting time, effort, and money toward your own enjoyment.
You feel like you need to constantly be serving others, so you don't take time to serve yourself.
In the Community, I give you the permission you won't give yourself.
I give you permission to feel the things, but I also give you permission to leave those feelings behind you so you can live a life of joy.
I give you permission to decide you don't love your knitting project - and to abandon it without guilt.
I give you permission to take your time with your knitting - you don't have to keep up with everyone else.
I give you permission to put some time aside for you -- whether that's with your knitting, in a warm bath, or some time alone in nature.
I encourage you to find the things that rejuvenate you -- and to spend your time doing those things.
You're desperate for something calming. You're caught up in all of the things you have to do all day long - for work, for your family. You're overwhelmed, feeling like you don't have time to care for yourself.
But I give you the permission to take some time for yourself. To take the walk in nature to feel calmed. To spend the evening knitting for yourself. To pick up the book, allow yourself to be immersed in the plot, and to read it all the way through. To do the things that spark your joy and make you feel fulfilled.
So what's holding you back?