Virtual Fiber Retreat

After this week of radio silence, I do feel the need to state, unequivocally, Black Lives Matter. If you are able, I hope you will donate to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund or the Black Lives Matter Global Network, or another local or national organization that is fighting the injustices black people, here and all […]

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Virtual Vogue Knitting Live

I understand Vogue puts on some great shows, but they’re really expensive and usually pretty far away from me. So just like the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, this was a silver lining virtual event for me! By the time I was able to sign up, most of the classes were sold out, but I […]

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Winter Woolfest 2020

Another January, another trip to Wamego, KS for the Winter Woolfest! This is still one of my favorite shows. There are so many great vendors and it’s hard to beat some free classes. I didn’t get to take any this year, but I did get to catch up with some fiber friends. That is always […]

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Creative Hand

The weekend before Thanksgiving is always a good one. You’re coming up on a short week, there’s Christmas music on the radio, and it’s always the Creative Hand Show and Sale in Old Town Shawnee. The show is put on by the Kansas City Fiber and Weaver Guilds. It features a ton of handmade items […]

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More Estes Park Wool Market

Last week, I showed you the expansive vendor market at the Estes Park Wool Market, but of course there’s more to this festival than vendors! There’s also adorable fiber animals being shown all weekend: There were sheep, of course, and alpaca, llamas, and goats. I saw a herd (or colony?) of angora rabbits, but I […]

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Estes Park Wool Market

Colorado has a special place in my heart. I have family sprinkled throughout the state, so we had many a family road trip where we crammed ourselves into my dad’s minivan. There are so many memories of hiking, fishing, panning for gold, rafting, and, of course, yarn shopping. As soon as I heard about a […]

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Ply Away

The Kansas City area fiber community is really lucky. Jacey, the creator of Ply Magazine, is one of us. So for the past four years, her international spinning event Ply Away has been held at Crown Center in downtown KC. It’s a great event, featuring the world’s best spinning instructors, a vendor market, and the […]

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MOPACA

Last weekend was the annual MOPACA show at Hale Arena. It’s always a highlight of my year, because it always falls around my birthday. Alpaca goodies make great birthday gifts! Of course you get to see alpacas! They’re so adorable: There’s always a great selection of vendors, too. Here’s what I walked away with this […]

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