Me Made May: Week One

If I’m being totally honest, this challenge got off to a rough start. I had to keep changing my plan, and it felt like I had bitten off more than I could chew. Once I got my rhythm, I was fine. Once I finished my first outfit, I was feeling great! This is a crop […]

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Heading West

A good, long ways west: from medieval England to the American frontier. I’ve done spinning demos out at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival for years, because I love it. A while back, though, I had an opportunity to demo in a pioneer/homestead setting. I turned it down because I didn’t have half-way appropriate garb for […]

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WIP Challenge: April Update

Y’all… it’s not good… and with Me Made May this month, it probably isn’t going to get that much better! I did finish the “Easter” shawl, at least! One very pre-2021 WIP finished makes me feel good. There were only two new projects started this month, too, but both were Shiny Object projects… I cast […]

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Me Made May

It’s almost upon us… the month that I usually forget about because, as far as I’m concerned, every month is “Me Made Month” in my house… As intended, that may not be totally true. This started on Instagram as more of a fashion challenge to show off a collection, akin to All Dress April or […]

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Gauge Yarn

I had to make another stop while I was in Austin. You may recall from my Easter Shawl post, the yarn I’m using came from one of the first yarn shops I ever visited: Gauge Yarn. I hadn’t been back since, so I decided to fix that. Truth be told, I ended up picking it […]

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The Needle Works

I did make it down to Austin with my dad (projects in tow). The first day we were in town, I was feeling antsy and decided I needed to get out over my lunch hour. I looked at places I could walk to get lunch… and then I looked to see if there were any […]

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Quilts at Arbor Lodge

I had an unexpected fiber adventure this weekend! A friend and I talked about doing a “pandemic safe” trip up to the Arbor Lodge State Park for months and months. Our schedules (or my anxiety) would get in the way, and we would reschedule. Last weekend, though, we finally loaded up the car and made […]

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Knit Ewe Together

The “Adventures” are back! I celebrated a birthday last Thursday, and one of my gifts was a quick little trip up to Excelsior Springs, MO. It’s about half an hour outside of Kansas City proper. One of our destinations was a real, in-person, browsing excursion to a new yarn shop: Knit Ewe Together. It’s conveniently […]

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WIP Challenge: March Update

I am so proud! Even after all my new cast-ons this month, I still managed to bring the WIP count down! It’s only by one, but hey, that’s down! I did have one finish from the pre-2021 list, and funny enough, I didn’t even start it. A friend of mine has a grandmother who was […]

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