On the “Road” Again

After all the fun that was had during last year’s Yarn Social Bingo, how could I pass up on another summer yarn adventure?! This year, Yarn Social is doing a Summer Vacation. It is a little more confusing than bingo, but it’s not too bad: you pick a “trip,” and the number of miles on […]

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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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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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B(l)ackout

Along with Camp Loopy, the Yarn Social Bingo game also came to a close this week. I was aiming for the blackout, of course, but I failed to start my Edith mitts (mitts, cables, intarsia), finish my Little House (felt something on purpose), or start my Summer Slipover (pattern in a language I can’t read). […]

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Support Your Locals

Stimulus checks have been slowly rolling out, and I have a few friends, like me, who are fortunate enough to continue to work through this crazy time and are wondering what to do with theirs. Some really good options include putting it in savings, on the chance that you no longer find yourself employed during […]

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Weekend Happenings

I’ve sung the praises of the Kansas City fiber community for a long time, for good reason. We have a great group of shops, dyers, and designers, so a lot of fun fiber happenings tend to come our way. This past weekend was one such weekend, where almost all our area shops were hosting great […]

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The Lion Brand Yarn Studio

That’s right, I visited not one but two yarn shops on my whirlwind tour of Manhattan. We went a little out of our way for this one, because my friend Kristin (who interned in the City over a college semester) said it was worth the trip. That, and Lion Brand was one of the first […]

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Snips of Thread Quilt Shop

The crafty family gathered once again for a quilting weekend at my cousin’s place in rural Iowa. When we called my aunt to tell her we were on the road, she said “By the way, there’s a new quilt shop in Humeston. I guess they have yarn. You might want to check it out.” It […]

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Yarnify!

My friend Kristin and I took a trip to Chicago this weekend, and this wasn’t just any trip. We were there to attend the Chicago International Tea Festival, and it was amazing. That said, most of our time was booked, but we had to squeeze in a visit to the closest yarn shop. Yarnify! is […]

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