Tool Talk

NothingButKnit has come out with another fun Q&A, this time about crafting tools! Is there a tool that you own that is your absolute favorite? Which is it? What did you use before you had that tool? I have a lot of absolute favorite tools! I have multiple sets of Knitter’s Pride interchangeable needles, wood […]

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Project Packing: Lake Edition

Summer in the Fahrlander family is marked by what we call “Lake Weekend.” We have family friends who live down at the Lake of the Ozarks, and the whole of each clan stays with them for a long weekend. It’s wonderful. We enjoy the water, play board games, and always take a trip to the […]

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Tour de Fleece Update

Today marks Day 12 of Tour de Fleece! We’ve past the halfway point! Not only that, but it’s the first challenge day of the tour. My challenge might be getting any spinning done at all today, but I’ll get back to that. My focus has been on three different spinning projects for the Tour. The […]

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Training for the Tour

Tour de Fleece is kicking off next week! Since our guild is forming a team, I’m hoping to participate again, even though I’m struggling to work on a baby blanket, a sweater test-knit, and a new knit-along starting in July… I’ll make it work. I think I just need to cut back a little. Last […]

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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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Project Packing

I don’t know about you, but when I travel, I always have my projects picked out before I do any other packing. I may have left on a trip without underwear before, but I’ve never left without a project. My process usually goes like this: I get really excited about seven or eight projects, but […]

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The Original Fidget Spinner

I read a fun story the other day from the ABC affiliate up in Portland, Maine. To help elementary-aged kids focus, they are encouraging them to crochet during class. Of course, I think this is fantastic. I’ve been crafting to focus in class since high school, and it’s the only thing that got me through […]

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Shearing Day

You may recall that Marci and I adopted an alpaca last fall, and last Saturday was shearing day! It’s quite an event, the shearers and the farmers are there, and Marcia (Reba’s farmer) had some members of the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine Camelid Medicine Club come to help out, too (which I […]

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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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