Project Packing: Sleepover Edition

Two of my dearest friends have Golden Birthdays™ coming up this week. We’re also all starting to turn 30 (cue the Chopin Funeral March). So, we decided we’d do this up right and take a trip to celebrate. First, we were going to go to Dollywood. The travel arrangements were pretty difficult and then we […]

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Summer Vacation: Gauge Experiment

I’ve officially kicked off my Summer Vacation! My first stop is New York City and I chose the Gauge Experiment prompt. I have this lovely new hand-dyed cotton from Th’red Head Designs: Cortina. It screamed at me to be a summer top, and I’ve narrowed it down to two patterns: This is the Captiva Top, […]

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The Crocheted Bucket Hat

I’m not a trendy or hip person. I’m not down on myself by saying that, either. I’ve always had my interests. They never really lined up with what was “cool,” and that’s okay. However, my job as a content creator means my finger is always on the pulse of trends, so imagine my shock when […]

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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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Help a Sister Out

Literally! My sister and I are very, very different (and I don’t think she reads this blog, but I guess we’ll find out!). She never had much interest in fiber arts until she, like many others, found herself with fewer work hours when the pandemic hit. To raise a little extra money, she busted out […]

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A Visit from Patty Lyons

The Sunflower Knitter’s Guild is killing it with these zoom lectures. Franklin Habit was fantastic, and last night, we got to hear from Patty Lyons about yarn substitutions! (The very same Patty Lyons from whom I learned the basics of Portuguese knitting in the spring lockdown). As my friend Alex put it: “You just know […]

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WIP Challenge: January Update

Not off to a great start with the WIP challenge… But I knew this was going to happen. I have the bucket-list shoot coming up this month, and almost all of my craft time has been dedicated to those projects. The plus side to that is almost all of those projects are Queue projects, which […]

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Hello, 2021

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 […]

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Goodbye, 2020

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 […]

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