Black Friday Knit-Along Recap

First off, I want to thank everyone who came out, brought goodies, and donated. You all are the best. Well, we did it! Twenty-four straight hours knitting hats, scarves, and cowls for the Johnson County Christmas Bureau. Honestly, we had a ton of fun doing it. There was great food, better company, and we got […]

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Happy ThanksKnitting!

There actually isn’t any knitting in this post, but who can pass up on that wordplay? Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays of the year. I love all the food, and I love to make the family favorite cranberry sauce. I love watching the parade, essentially on mute because we didn’t bother to vacuum […]

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Creative Hand

The weekend before Thanksgiving is always a good one. You’re coming up on a short week, there’s Christmas music on the radio, and it’s always the Creative Hand Show and Sale in Old Town Shawnee. The show is put on by the Kansas City Fiber and Weaver Guilds. It features a ton of handmade items […]

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The Lion Brand Yarn Studio

That’s right, I visited not one but two yarn shops on my whirlwind tour of Manhattan. We went a little out of our way for this one, because my friend Kristin (who interned in the City over a college semester) said it was worth the trip. That, and Lion Brand was one of the first […]

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School Products Yarns

I spent last weekend in one of my favorite places: New York City. The main goal of the trip was to cross a few items off my bucket list. I got to see Tom Hiddleston (and Charlie Cox) in the play Betrayal. I got to see Aaron Tveit perform in the original cast of Moulin […]

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Felted Slippers

The holidays are quickly approaching, which means we crafters are diligently spending every waking hour working on handmade gifts for our loved ones. We’ve all had that one year when everything was done on time, and you felt you had time to relax and work on personal projects. Then, out of the blue, an unexpected […]

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Snips of Thread Quilt Shop

The crafty family gathered once again for a quilting weekend at my cousin’s place in rural Iowa. When we called my aunt to tell her we were on the road, she said “By the way, there’s a new quilt shop in Humeston. I guess they have yarn. You might want to check it out.” It […]

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