On the Mend: Darts

Taking in clothes can be tricky. Just like when you’re looking for clothes to fit, you want certain body parts accentuated and others you’d prefer to hide. For me, the latter has always been my stomach. Fortunately, there is a super simple way to take in clothes and still give your midsection room to breathe: […]

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On the Mend: Shorty

One of the best things we can do to lower the impact of Fast Fashion is to keep our clothes wearable as long as possible. Whether that be fixing or altering, it means we’re buying less clothes and keeping the ones we already own out of the landfill for a little bit longer. And since […]

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Summertime

And the livin’ is easy. Or it will be, when winter is actually over. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m ready. I’m done with the dark, the snow, and the cold. I can’t be the only one because all I see on Pinterest and Ravelry right now are cute, breezy, summer […]

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Crochet with Scale Mail

I have been trying to get in a D&D campaign for at least the last decade, and now it has finally happened!! I’m beyond excited. We have such a great DM, and the party seems just the right amounts of serious and “I want a lion companion with a flower mane.” If I’m being completely […]

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Prairie Knits: Studio Retreat

I was on staff again for the 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 at […]

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Knitting in Public

I recently came across an article called “Raise Your Needles: In Defense of Public Knitting” by Aleesha Paz. It’s a nice, long-form piece about why we knit in public and how the public perception of knitting has changed (or not changed) over the years. Of course, it starts with an anecdote about a “friend” scolding […]

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