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  1. Adele Morris
    February 14, 2021 @ 4:34 am

    Once started there is no stopping a knitter.
    Keep up the greatest useful hobby.

  2. Alison Caron
    November 7, 2020 @ 7:58 am

    I have only just discovered you about a week ago so I’ve not even gone through all of your patterns and certainly not all your blogs which I find myself being strongly pulled towards.I like your philosophy and truly look forward to working on one of your patterns ( if I have the skills for it) and following along with you in the future.

  3. Deborah
    October 2, 2020 @ 11:22 am

    Just bought another one of your books now I read your story and I am so glad I support you. Will buy more

  4. Caty
    August 19, 2020 @ 8:02 am

    Happy Anniversary! I love your work and have most of your books!!!

  5. Sharon Schaafsma
    August 18, 2020 @ 4:56 am

    Love your story as well as your beautiful patterns!

  6. Meredith MC
    August 15, 2020 @ 7:36 pm

    Happy Anniversary! Your joyful and practical knits have inspired me so much. Thank you for embarking on this adventure and sharing it with us.

  7. Holly
    August 15, 2020 @ 6:35 am

    Congratulations! And thank you! I taught myself to knit 7 years ago using your Simple Collection and credit you with laying the foundation for a lifetime of happy knitting. <3

  8. Celestine
    August 15, 2020 @ 5:15 am

    I love to knot. Self taught since the age of 12. I love your sweaters but love just plain sweaters. I knit for very small babies and little children until the age of two. Then I started making hats which I change to meet my mood.
    I am retired now, so I had all day to create my sweaters and hats. Just want to write you and say thank you for the colorful sweaters.

  9. Carol
    August 15, 2020 @ 5:11 am

    Loved reading your story….my LYS always promotes your patterns and tutorials. You have been so generous sharing your knowledge and talents with the fiber community. I met Alexa at the Ann Budd retreat near Montreal last summer(seems like a lifetime ago! You were delightful to learn from and I still have those squares on the needles amongst my many UFO’s. Congratulations to you both, and many Thanks!

  10. JahidHasan
    August 14, 2020 @ 9:39 am

    Nice makesweater

  11. Lyna Pitts
    August 14, 2020 @ 6:58 am

    Okay you have stolen my heart! A lesson- follow your heart can be relearned at any moment! It is speaking to you right now! Be grateful! You are never too old or to cool or too comfortable! And whatever you do will be absolutely right! Thank you I need that kind of courage again!

  12. Kate W
    August 14, 2020 @ 4:06 am

    Happy anniversary! I met one half of Tin Can Knits (Emily) at Unravel and it was great to meet you. Guess I’ll have to pay a visit to Canada to meet your other half, which is no big hardship!

    I love all your patterns and really appreciate your size inclusivity. I always recommend you to new knitters for your amazingly clear tutorials.

    Thanks for everything you do – here’s to another 10 years (and more!)

  13. Linda
    August 13, 2020 @ 8:09 pm

    Congratulations on 10 fabulous years! Thank you for all you’ve done for knitters. Time and time again I come back to your patterns and tutorials. All the best wishes for the next 10 years!

  14. Melanie Deininger
    August 13, 2020 @ 6:33 pm

    What a wonderful story!

  15. cj
    August 13, 2020 @ 6:31 pm

    Congrats!! Love every single one of your patterns–your’e my favorite designers :)

  16. geniap
    August 13, 2020 @ 6:18 pm

    Holy Cow!! Ten years, congratulations!! Actually, I was worried that was a “Hon, mom and mom are breaking up” letter. Thank you for not breaking up. (I really hope you see the funny in this. If not feel free to delete.) Much love, and looking forward to the next 10 years.

    • Emily Wessel
      August 14, 2020 @ 2:09 am

      Hahaha we try to shower the love on each other so as not to break up… and we totally do see our partnership as a second marriage :) So yeah, funny to me! ~ Em

  17. Bonnie
    August 13, 2020 @ 4:28 pm

    Your designs are timeless and beautiful. Thanks and congratulations for ten years of friendship and creativity.

  18. janeC Hanbury
    August 13, 2020 @ 4:21 pm

    Congratulations on ten years of Tin Can Knits, you two have created some wonderfull patterns that are a joy to knit. I particularly like the Heart on your Sleeve project. It felt like we could knit the world into a better place. Looking forward to the next ten years of your inspiring collaboration.

  19. Anna Korteweg
    August 13, 2020 @ 4:21 pm

    I love your account of your partnership. I work closely with a co-author and she wrote a lovely blog about our collaboration recently: In case you’re interested :)

  20. Lkvy
    August 13, 2020 @ 12:23 pm

    You two accomplished all that in ten years?!?! 😓

  21. smonakey
    August 13, 2020 @ 10:49 am

    I’m so glad you met & the rest was history! I’m a huge TCK fan & have purchased many of your patterns. Keep it up, please – I really love the patterns you make!

  22. Patti Lake
    August 13, 2020 @ 10:04 am

    That was a beautiful story Alexa and Emily. Tin Can Knits’ patterns are among my favorites.
    I have knit several for myself and my family, and am in the midst of a beautiful Love Note sweater as I write this. I wish you both a long and continued happy partnership. The world of knitting is richer with your presence. Wishing you and your beautiful families good health and happiness. Patti Lake (knittingirishlass on Ravelry)

  23. Linda
    August 13, 2020 @ 8:23 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! I have just come back to knitting in the last few years so its fun seeing all the new things. It was enjoyable to read your story. Keep it up! Hugs!

  24. janpriddyoregon
    August 13, 2020 @ 8:11 am

    Congratulations on your anniversary! [from another almost-high-school-Social-Studies teacher]

  25. ReginaMary
    August 13, 2020 @ 7:50 am

    Love you guys!! You have done so much for knitters everywhere!

  26. Bullibutz
    August 13, 2020 @ 7:25 am