Off to the Fair

Y’all know I have a hard time turning down a challenge (and usually even a harder time completing them…). Yarn Social is back on their game with a summer-long challenge, much like their Bingo Game in 2020 and the Road Trip last year. Neither of those went very well for me, you might recall, but […]

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Sleeve Alterations

Still out here doing everything I can in the crusade against fast fashion. You may recall my friend, Maggie, from her fiber arts meme endeavor. Maggie reached out to me last week, because found a shirt that she really liked except for some rather unflattering sleeves. She offered to buy me dinner for me to […]

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Dean and Bean Crank In

Spent another weekend learning some new fiber skills! This one was a lot closer to home: The Dean and Bean Crank In. Long time readers know my mom is a sock knitter. Truly, that label is more accurate than just “knitter,” because 97% of the stuff she knits is socks. That’s what she’s always wanted […]

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Ply Away 2022

Yep, being able to do the same events I did prepandemic is still magical. The local spinning show Ply Away was one that I noticeably missed, since it was supposed to happen in April of 2020, at the height of our lockdown. However, for all I missed it that year, this time it was barely […]

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Natural Dyeing: Easter Egg Edition

I’ve said before Easter’s not a big holiday in my family. We get together, we share a meal, but that pretty much exhausts the list of traditions for my adult family. However, one day I was scrolling through Facebook and someone posted a basic recipe for natural Easter egg dyes. Of course, my first thought […]

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Baseball Tee

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I have a really cool job. Last week, it gave me the opportunity to work with communications folks at both Major League Baseball and the Kansas City Royals to host an Opening Day event on our campus. It was, shall we say, a homerun. A big […]

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MOPACA 2022

After two years of cancelled festivities, the MOPACA show returned to Hale Arena this year! For whatever reason, this show always happens around my birthday, so I make a point to add it to my celebratory to-do list. I keep waiting for these events I missed since 2020 to stop feeling special, but that hasn’t […]

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Year of Stitch: March Update

Year of Stitch sampler #2 is all done! I did struggle with these stitches more than the first sampler. That’s good, though. It means I’m learning new things! Rather than deal with the stress I endured putting a back on the first sampler, I decided to try something new. I left the piece in the […]

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Knits in The Last Kingdom

Knitting and historical dramas are two of my all-time favorite things, and very often they coincide. Because of that, my Ren Fest friend Chrissy kept suggesting I watch The Last Kingdom on Netflix, a Viking drama set in Britain. The show’s last season just went live, and I’ve seen so much social media content about […]

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