We know it’s really exciting – and sometimes a little scary – to try something new. We’re with ya!
And we’re ready to do this – together.
Read on to get the answers to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Morehouse Merino Flock Knitalong Group.
First, for those of you just joining us, what IS the Morehouse Merino Flock?
The Flock, as we affectionately call each other, is a knitalong group – and it’s so much more. It’s an amazing community in which you can learn or practice new knitting techniques in a community of like-minded knitters. Each month we pick a new project to work on, and you knit along with us at your own pace when the spirit moves you. There’s virtual support for questions, video instruction for techniques, and an amazing community for support. It always makes me smile when I log into answer questions and find out one of you, from somewhere else in the world, answered a question for a fellow knitter while I was sleeping.
What’s the big news?
The big news is that we’re moving the flock to a new barn!
We’ve been looking for a place to call our own: a place away from the noise and bad news on social media, a place without ads or endless other things to suck up our precious time. In short: it’s a place without distractions where we can focus on our craft and create more meaningful engagements.
And – even more exciting – we’re adding the features you’ve been asking for!
Choose which ones you want to take advantage of with different levels of membership.
We’ll have options for attending live classes, virtual knit-ins, studio hours so you can get one-on-one help for any project you’re working on, invitations to special events (once we can safely get together of course)… even the chance to name a lamb as they join our sheep flock this spring.
I can’t. learn. one. more. platform.
To that, I say: Yes. you. can. If you can learn a new knitting technique, you can learn just about anything!
And when you try our new patform, you’ll see for yourself:
- How much easier it is to find things, because it’s so well-organized and intuitive.
- How you can knit at your own pace by either knitting ahead or coming back to a project later.
- How you can make better and deeper connections with other like-minded knitters.
- How much you really don’t miss social media
- And how you can find more time in the day!
And of course, we’re not throwing you into the deep end. We’ll be there every step of the way to answer questions and show you around. AND we’ll be having a giant welcome party to officially welcome you in to our new digs!
What about all the past knitalongs?
We have made the decision to archive the Facebook group. That means we won’t be actively posting anything anymore—everything will be on the new platform. For now, you’ll be able to access the content from past knitalongs. But eventually we will delete that too. We know change is hard and it’s sad to say goodbye… and at the same time, we are committed to focusing our time on building an even better future.
That’s also why the last few knitalongs from the Facebook group ARE already re-created for you in the new platform with its amazing organization!
You’ll find the Fizzy Drinks Felted Coasters, Christine’s Cowl, Evanthe Beaded Shawl by Louisa Harding, and the Tansie Wrap by Louisa Harding all ready and waiting for you too.
If you skipped any of those because you don’t love social media, now’s the perfect time to join in the fun and knit along with us.
Why does it have a cost now?
You’ve asked for more and we’re bringing it!
In order for me to spend more time with you doing what we love, we need to move into the next evolution of our business. That means investing in a fantastic new platform, putting the time into building events and classes and knitalongs, and designing or finding the patterns for them!
I don’t know if you know this… but Morehouse is a place where I help because I love it. I’m a passionate volunteer, but I’m still a volunteer.
I have a more-than-full time job with clients that I love— and I’m willing to give that up because I love the Morehouse Community even more.
Casey feels the same way too. We’re making a commitment—and we are asking you to join us!
What’s more, I want to be able to continue offering our team GREAT jobs that value their skills and contributions in the way they deserve. This ensures that our excellent team will be with us for a long time to come. As we know — losing great people in a business serves no one. Especially not you!
Does the Facebook group realllllly have go away?
I’m a farm kid though and through. I know the joys and discomforts of agricultural life…When you see a lamb kick up their heels on a spring day that’s an absolute joy. When your favorite sheep that you’ve raised from the time it was a bottle baby has made it to the age of 17 and can barely walk anymore, that’s beyond discomfort.
I don’t want anything to suffer. I want everyone to thrive.
And to do that, whatever is growing must get my full attention and care.
I learned that lesson yet again when my day job took over my life this year. (Thank YOU so much for your patience with me when I was off helping other farmers weather the Covid shutdowns during prime planting time.)
Bottom line: I know I can’t do a good job with both groups — trying to do that is going to result in not doing a good job with either of them.
And if I’m in, I’m all in.
Because that’s how I live. And it’s how I love.
And I love ewe all.