Going Out Your Door

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

“Knit on with confidence and hope through all crises.” – Elizabeth Zimmermann


Hello Fellow Adventurers,

My name is Emma Fahrlander, and yarn has been my passion for more than 15 years. It started with crochet and grew into knitting, spinning, sewing, weaving, embroidery, and needlepoint. I work and teach at my LYS The Studio Knitting and Needlepoint. I’m on the board of the Sunflower Knitter’s Guild. I do yarn-related demonstrations at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival for Wolf ‘N’ Sheeps’ Clothing.

This is my regular disposition around yarn. I really, really love yarn.

A fellow fiber-lover friend of mine and I were on our first road trip of the summer. Talking is one of my favorite road trip pastimes, and the conversation had steered toward the future. We talked about far off, far away fiber adventures: trips to the Andes and the Himalayas, Alaskan Cruises, and even a trans-America road trip to buy a local skein of yarn in each of the contiguous United States. We discussed closer, smaller fiber adventures: STITCHES Midwest, Rhinebeck, and the Estes Wool Market. We even talked about our goals for how we want our skills to develop, like spinning a sweater quantity of yarn, knitting a dress, and growing cotton in my backyard.

We had so much fun talking about it, I thought that others would too. Like many people, I love to read about adventures. Fiber adventures are just like any other: they can be inspiring, they can expand your skills, and they almost never go the way you plan. So let me be your trail guide (or your TripAdvisor!), and please be mine! I’m always looking for new and exciting finds in fiber.

What’s on your Fiber Bucket lists? Or what have you already checked off that you’d recommend to other fiber enthusiasts?  I’d love to hear, please leave me a comment!

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