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Last Friday I quietly removed the password to my new project, moving it from the realm of Secret Things Nobody Knows About and into that far scarier and exposed place called THE WORLD.

I didn’t tell anyone about it until Monday, barring those who picked up on my penguin signal from a hint I dropped during my Tolt talk.

Even then, I’ve felt too tongue tied to post about it here. Not sure why, except that maybe I wanted to stay hidden behind my blanket fort for a little while longer? After the year we’ve just survived, I think we’re all reluctant to venture too far from our blanket forts just yet.

But here’s the good news: After one week, I can tell you that a LOT of people love wool. They believe in it enough to sign on to a new weird wool cult without a second thought.

It’s been an exciting and terrifying and humbling and heady week. If you haven’t heard about The Wool Channel yet, feel free to follow the link in my profile and check it out. And to all those who’ve trusted me enough to jump on board: Thank you.
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