A Decade of Yarn: 2021

I’m so, so glad that I have reached this milestone. When I started my Decade in Yarn project, I was so good about making my swatches for each project as I went. Yes, I was home and had nothing better to do, but still. I’ve said a few times that I lost a lot of […]

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A Visit From Ann Weaver

The Sunflower Knitting Guild still killing it with the guest speakers! This month, Ann Weaver came to speak with us about visible (and sometimes not so visible) mending. This was particularly exciting to me because she was supposed to be one of our featured teachers at Knitting in the Heartland 2020 (RIP). Also, I love […]

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Art Yarn Wreath

I mentioned that one of my goals this year was to make some crafty wreaths. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for years, because seasonal stuff brings me a lot of joy. With my new place, this seemed like the year to do it! Working on Addie’s Hat, with the handspun single and flowers spun […]

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Nina Chicago

During my blog hiatus, I made a trip to Chicago to visit my sister. Still a little nerve-wracking as we continue to muddle through this pandemic, but now that no one got sick, I’m really happy we went. One of the reasons I’m so happy about the trip was I got to partake once again […]

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Handmade gifts

Not to toot my own horn, but I killed it with the handmade gifts this year (so far… I have one Friendsmas still to go!). You can see them all on my Instagram, but I wanted to talk about a couple of my favorites here. First, Sharon’s Marie Callendar Pie ornament. The whole debacle brought […]

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Hello, 2022!

Took a bit longer of a break than expected, but I think it will be well worth it! Got some great ideas and goals for this new year. But first, let’s start with the old. I won’t prattle on again about how the year made me feel, but I am going to cover what I […]

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Thanksknitting 2021

I sincerely feel like I’m crossing a virtual finish line. The time has come for my annual holiday hiatus! I’ve already made the family cranberry sauce and knit in front of the TV with the parade on. I started a pair of “Advent” socks I’m very excited for this year! My cousin came to stay […]

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Crochet Wall-Hanging

A few weeks ago, I participated in a staff art show at the university I work for. It was a lot of fun seeing my coworker’s work, and it’s always nice to beat back the imposter syndrome that’s built up over years of the patriarchy saying what I do isn’t art. It was virtual, so […]

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A Visit From Gaye Glasspie

Sunflower Knitter’s Guild is still coming through with these great chats from prominent knitters. We’ve had Franklin Habit and Patty Lyons, and last night, we had Gaye Glasspie of GGmadeit. I knew of GG from Instagram. She’s really well known as the “Iconic Orange Lady,” and she has such a welcoming personality. I was so […]

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