Let me tell you some things about ScrapsKC, just in case you don’t already know: They sell art and school supplies that would otherwise be thrown away: business surplus, school leftovers, and donations from people in the community. These perfectly useful, “upcycled” goodies are given a second life and are kept out of our landfills. […]Read More In The Bag!
Continuing on that mending kick: I do darn socks. I know plenty of knitters who will spend hours knitting socks, then once they wear holes (as all socks inevitably will), these knitters would rather throw away a good, handmade sock than mend it. For a while, I understood! The classic method of darning is a […]Read More Speedweve
Ah, jeans. That classic fashion staple that became formal wear in 2020. Like many people in the world, my thighs touch, and that area is generally the first to wear out on my pants. I know most people would just buy new jeans at this point, but the rest of the jeans still have a […]Read More On the Mend: Reinforce Your Jeans
I need to give a shout-out to the universe today. Thank you, universe, for bringing me so much amazing spinning content as of late. I don’t know if more people are picking it up because of lockdowns, or because they got spinning stuff for Christmas, or if they’ve always been here and just now discovered […]Read More You Spin Me Right Round
This post was written before white supremacist terrorists stormed the U.S. Capitol building yesterday, so please excuse the more carefree tone. Suffice to say, I wasn’t surprised at the treatment these violent extremists received from law enforcement, and the stark contrast from the Black Lives Matter protests last year, I was enraged. There is so […]Read More Hello, 2021
And I hope the door hits it on the way out. I also hope that you’ve made it to the end of this collectively horrid year. I’d say “I hope you’ve made it well,” but why add extra requirements? It was hard enough to make it here at all. So if you did, I’m proud […]Read More Goodbye, 2020
Long-time readers know I take a little hiatus between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Most of the projects I’m working on have to be kept secret, and less time writing means more time on said projects. I think one last WIP post would be the most apt way to wind down, since I feel like that was […]Read More ThanksKnitting in 2020
In the interest of being responsible, I wasn’t going to get a yarn advent calendar this year. They’re super fun, but I have two now that are just sitting in my stash, waiting to be turned into something useful. It was a bad idea to get more minis to just sit around idly. Then I […]Read More Mini ADVENTure Cowl KAL
In-person gatherings are, of course, still cancelled for the foreseeable future while cases are on the rise (stay home when you can, wash your hands, and wear your mask!). The Sunflower Knitter’s Guild decided to take a little advantage of that and booked Franklin Habit to speak at last night’s meeting! Franklin is a very […]Read More A Visit from Franklin Habit
After a rough week, I’m finally back at an equilibrium-level of general anxiety. So, it should be really easy for me to slip back into my regularly scheduled projects, right? Apparently not. Here’s my NaKniSweMo Dissent sweater. We’re a third of the way through the month, and I’m not even a third of the way […]Read More Where’s my Motivation?