I was on staff again for this year’s Studio Winter Retreat. This year, we retreated to Gardner, KS, and stayed in a brand new Hampton Inn. We had great classes with national teacher and designer Olga Buraya-Kefelian, the retreat market (manned by yours truly), and, of course, a lot of knitting. Admittedly, I was bummed […]Read More Prairie Knits: Studio Retreat
I have so many class opportunities next month, you guys! At The Studio, I’m teaching a class on these fun colorwork mittens: February is known for Valentine’s Day, which not everyone loves. However, I love these mittens because the class will cover: A super basic mitten shape Knitting on double-pointed needles OR magic loop Basic […]Read More Wear Your Heart on Your Hand
I was born, raised, and currently live in the Kansas City metro area, so the Wizards (Sporting), the Royals, and the Chiefs have been my teams my whole life. Unfortunately, that means I’ve seen some pretty rough seasons, but I’ve seen a few great ones, too! I’ve seen Sporting win an MLS cup, the Royals […]Read More Do You Feel Lucky?
I am coming to terms with the fact that I’m not as prolific a crafter as I used to be. And sure, I used to have fewer responsibilities taking up my time. I would knit through classes instead of working full-time. I wouldn’t even say it was the speed at which I craft (though, I […]Read More Lunch-Hour Knitting
I’m looking ahead to The Studio’s Winter Retreat, which was held in downtown Kansas City last year. However, this year we’re moving the party to Gardner, an old Kansas town where the Sante Fe and Oregon trails intersected. We’re trading in our city slicker vibes for those of the pioneer! While browsing Pinterest right after […]Read More Headin' Out West
First off, I want to thank everyone who came out, brought goodies, and donated. You all are the best. Well, we did it! Twenty-four straight hours knitting hats, scarves, and cowls for the Johnson County Christmas Bureau. Honestly, we had a ton of fun doing it. There was great food, better company, and we got […]Read More Black Friday Knit-Along Recap
The holidays are quickly approaching, which means we crafters are diligently spending every waking hour working on handmade gifts for our loved ones. We’ve all had that one year when everything was done on time, and you felt you had time to relax and work on personal projects. Then, out of the blue, an unexpected […]Read More Felted Slippers