Summertime

And the livin’ is easy. Or it will be, when winter is actually over. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m ready. I’m done with the dark, the snow, and the cold. I can’t be the only one because all I see on Pinterest and Ravelry right now are cute, breezy, summer […]

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Crochet with Scale Mail

I have been trying to get in a D&D campaign for at least the last decade, and now it has finally happened!! I’m beyond excited. We have such a great DM, and the party seems just the right amounts of serious and “I want a lion companion with a flower mane.” If I’m being completely […]

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Prairie Knits: Studio Retreat

I was on staff again for the Studio Winter Retreat. This year, we retreated to Gardner, KS, and stayed in a brand new Hampton Inn. We had great classes with national teacher and designer Olga Buraya-Kefelian, the retreat market (manned by yours truly), and, of course, a lot of knitting. Admittedly, I was bummed at […]

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Knitting in Public

I recently came across an article called “Raise Your Needles: In Defense of Public Knitting” by Aleesha Paz. It’s a nice, long-form piece about why we knit in public and how the public perception of knitting has changed (or not changed) over the years. Of course, it starts with an anecdote about a “friend” scolding […]

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Wear Your Heart on Your Hand

I have so many class opportunities next month, you guys! At The Studio, I’m teaching a class on these fun colorwork mittens: February is known for Valentine’s Day, which not everyone loves. However, I love these mittens because the class will cover: A super basic mitten shape Knitting on double-pointed needles OR magic loop Basic […]

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Winter Woolfest 2020

Another January, another trip to Wamego, KS for the Winter Woolfest! This is still one of my favorite shows. There are so many great vendors and it’s hard to beat some free classes. I didn’t get to take any this year, but I did get to catch up with some fiber friends. That is always […]

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