Quilts at Arbor Lodge

I had an unexpected fiber adventure this weekend! A friend and I talked about doing a “pandemic safe” trip up to the Arbor Lodge State Park for months and months. Our schedules (or my anxiety) would get in the way, and we would reschedule. Last weekend, though, we finally loaded up the car and made […]

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Knit Ewe Together

The “Adventures” are back! I celebrated a birthday last Thursday, and one of my gifts was a quick little trip up to Excelsior Springs, MO. It’s about half an hour outside of Kansas City proper. One of our destinations was a real, in-person, browsing excursion to a new yarn shop: Knit Ewe Together. It’s conveniently […]

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WIP Challenge: March Update

I am so proud! Even after all my new cast-ons this month, I still managed to bring the WIP count down! It’s only by one, but hey, that’s down! I did have one finish from the pre-2021 list, and funny enough, I didn’t even start it. A friend of mine has a grandmother who was […]

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Mighty Mitten Update

I’ve been so enjoying the Mighty Mitten Challenge that Shave ’em to Save ’em put on for the month. Considering that the challenge ends tomorrow, my progress doesn’t look so great. I’m not mad about it, though: This CVM yarn has been a joy to work with. CVM, or California Varigated Mutant, is considered a […]

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A Stitch in Time

Remember the “wedding-themed” shiny object project I had in the last WIP Challenge update? I’m happy to share that is was an embroidery for two of my dear friends who just got engaged!! Let me tell you about Ben and Kristen. I met Ben when I started swing dancing in 2019. He is fun, boisterous, […]

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Help a Sister Out

Literally! My sister and I are very, very different (and I don’t think she reads this blog, but I guess we’ll find out!). She never had much interest in fiber arts until she, like many others, found herself with fewer work hours when the pandemic hit. To raise a little extra money, she busted out […]

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That’s Life

“That’s what all the people say…” I don’t have much crafty stuff to report in this post, because a lot of not-crafty stuff happened recently. I got my first dose of the vaccine! And you know that I knit during the 15 minute holding period. I’m also in the process of transitioning jobs, which is […]

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Knitting is Sexy

CW: This post mentions previous negative body image. There’s a certain image that people have in their head of a “knitter.” I find it’s usually the cartoon granny from Looney Toons, sitting in her rocking chair, holding her knitting needles up almost perpendicular to the ground, and sock after sock falling into her lap. It’s […]

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A Challenge and a Party

Look at me, straying from the WIP Challenge after such a good month… Last week, I hit a new low in the CoronaCoaster (not a lowest low, but a hitherto unexperienced low), and it hit me pretty hard. I barely touched any projects. I didn’t even write a post for last Thursday, just didn’t have […]

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WIP Challenge: February Update

I’m feeling a lot better about this challenge now. The shoot is done, and I’m looking forward to telling you all about that later. I’m finishing up gifts for (very understanding) family and friends that got pushed back because of the shoot, and I’ve made progress on some really old WIPs, like the Easter Shawl. […]

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