How to Fix an American Quilt

As I’ve shared before, my mom’s family is full of quilters. To that end, we have a lot of quilts. When my grandmother died, we got a quilt that she had worked on. I say “we,” my mom has the most claim to it, of course. She kindly offered it up when I was looking […]

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My Little Secret Crop Top

It’s the end of another era. You may recall way back to my first Social DisKnitting post, I was casting on for a MKAL hosted by Jessie Maed with her new, free pattern. The idea was to have something fun to work on, together, while we were all stuck inside. So, I grabbed a cotton […]

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A Cotton Rant

My well-meaning father sent me this tweet the other day: Funny enough, he doesn’t remember having brown or green cotton plants in his own backyard… That’s what really ticked me off about this. We’ve had colored strains of cotton for ages, thanks to the indigenous folks in South America. They had a multitude of colors […]

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Camp Loopy: July

I did a lot better with Camp Loopy this month than last. I comfortably finished a few days before the deadline and had a blocked, pretty photo to turn in for this month’s challenge. Here it is: my Drive-In Movie shawl. I picked the Botany lab for July, since my colors were Birch and Sumac. […]

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Social DisKnitting: Day 140

I know it’s been a minute, but I still feel like I don’t have much to show for these past two weeks. My family and I took our annual trip to the Lake of the Ozarks (where we locked ourselves in our friends’ lake house), I’m going back into the office, and I had about […]

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The KnitFit App

Size inclusivity has be one of many good conversations coming out of the online knitting community. What if one could be so inclusive, patterns could be tailored to each person’s own, unique body? That’s a lot to ask of a designer, and I know many of us tinker with patterns to suit our needs, but […]

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Social DisKnitting: Day 126

I’m on a low on the CoronaCoaster today. Cases keep going up, people are acting like the opposite is true, and we’re supposed to go back into the office soon. It’s a lot. But the yarncrafts are still helping, so that’s good. No new cast-ons since my last post, but I do have these little […]

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Bingo!

My other crafty challenge for the summer has been Yarn Social Bingo! I bought five bingo cards, each with a crafty-related squares on them. Participants can get different bingos for Yarn Social loyalty points and entries into a grand prize drawing. The funds raised are going to Harvester’s COVID response partnership, so win-win! And I […]

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Eureka!

Every once in a while, the powers-that-be put me back in my place. I found this cat cushion a little while back, and sent it to a fellow cat-loving friend, mostly as a joke. “But I actually love it,” was the response. Never one to deny my loved ones anything, I sighed, acknowledged my fault […]

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Social DisKnitting: Day 112

But first, yesterday was FahrOut Fiber Adventures’ second birthday! Part of me can’t believe I’m still writing after two years, but this blog has gone a slightly different direction than what I first intended. That shows growth and creativity, though, right? I hope so, at any rate. If you would have told me two years […]

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