Come Out to Socialize

It’s been a rough couple of weeks, friends. We’re still in the middle of a Pandemie. The school year is starting, so work is picking up. I’m also working at the Ren Fest, which is a joy, but something else I have to make sure I’m able to do. On top of all of this, […]

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Plying Bracelet

Time again to share one of my all-time favorite spinning tips. I had a beginner spinner come to the booth this weekend, and they were looking at fiber to go with a single they had spun. They were most concerned about the weight, because they wanted to make sure the length of their plies matched […]

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Obviously, it’s not the winter holidays (but that is a close second). Fall is the best season: harvesty foods, hot drinks, hoodies, spooky times, and, of course, the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. We are returning to an in-person event, even in the face of a literal plague. While I am worried, I’m also excited. I […]

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Off the Rails

The Yarn Social Summer Vacation is coming to an end, and I’m stuck on the side of the road hitchhiking somewhere… Did I bite off more than I could chew with the biggest road trip? I did. Am I sad or regretful of that? I am not. It wouldn’t have been any fun for me […]

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Relocating the Stash

Because as the saying goes: “Home is where the stash resides.” I am moving. It’s really great ’cause I will be closer to work, really close to some good friends, and walking distance from some of my favorite shops and restaurants (including a certain local yarn shop…) It’s really not great because moving stresses me […]

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Team Knitting

Problematic as they are, I really love the Olympics. I love watching feats of insane athleticism at all hours of the day. I love rooting for underdogs. I love the continuance of the conversation around mental health (Simone Biles is a straight-up QUEEN, now and forever). Finally, I love that yarn always finds a moment […]

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WIP Challenge: July Update

I am still struggling with this. It’s not even that I’m not working on old WIPs. I worked steadily on two really old WIPs last weekend, but I’m not finishing anything still… Current WIP Count: 46, same as last four months… It would be up one, but I didn’t get around to casting on my new […]

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