Announced earlier this week, I’m teaching a class at next year’s Knitting in the Heartland! It’s a fantastic regional yarncraft conference put on by the Sunflower Knitter’s Guild every other year. I’m teaching Advanced Crochet Stitches, and it’s a fun one. I’l cover moss stitch, bobbles, cables, lace, Catherine Wheel, star stitch, and more! It’ll […]Read More I’m Teaching at KITH!
Second weekend is usually the roughest one. It’s hot and everyone’s excited about football starting. So attendance is usually pretty slim for the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. As far as second weekends go, this one wasn’t too bad. It was slow, to be sure, but I still got to see plenty of interesting things like: […]Read More Adventures at the Ren Fest 2019: 2nd Weekend
The time has come for the return of Adventures at the Ren Fest! By now, surely you know I work out at Th’red Head Design‘s booth, Wolf ‘n’ Sheeps’ Clothing, at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. My duties mostly involve selling fibery goodness and performing spinning demos for the masses. I do get to meet […]Read More Adventures at the Ren Fest 2019: First Weekend
I know I promised an Adventures at the Ren Fest post, but there’s something else I need to write about first. My friend Keegan Rice passed away this last Saturday. He was 27 years old, and I’ve known him for more than half of my life. Keegan and I became friends in our middle school […]Read More My Friend Keegan
Labor Day Weekend is almost upon us, which means it’s almost time for the Kansas City Renaissance Festival! This will be my fifth season out at Wolf ‘n’ Sheep’s clothing. I remember by first like it was yesterday… And I remember all of the other seasons too! All of the fibery fun, the hot, the […]Read More Throwback (Centuries) Thursday
Most knitter’s and crocheters are collectors; of yarn, of course, but also tools and patterns. We often collect these things knowing full well we won’t live long enough to make all of the things. There’s even a term for it: SABLE or “Stash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy.” I’m no exception, but for a long time […]Read More Mad about Magazines
I have always loved the indie dyer Hummingbird Moon‘s bright colors. Michele is amazing about making samples so people can see how her masterpieces knit up, but she doesn’t crochet. Last I saw her, she lamented not having crocheted samples to show as well. So, I busted the hooks out and got to work! I […]Read More Crocheting with Hand-dyed Yarn