All of us who work the Faire were mentally preparing for a downpour all weekend. We discussed strategies for paper boat races, if we got the usual river down the middle of the lane. Short of a couple of short rain bursts, though, we were spared. The guests must’ve missed the memo, ’cause it was […]Read More Adventures at the Ren Fest 2019: 4th Weekend
I have a confession to make: I knit at stoplights. When people hear this, I get one of three reactions. Least often, they look at me like I’m a genius. Here and there, I get amusement, because of course I am someone who would knit at stoplights. Finally, most often I get looks of sheer […]Read More Stoplight Knitting
Last weekend was dog weekend! My personal favorite themed weekend, because they always hold corgi races! Aren’t they adorable?! My booth-mate Christina took these photos. It’s a hoot to watch them. As always, I got to meet some interesting characters: I had a woman ask if we had hats, and I told her “of course!” […]Read More Adventures at the Ren Fest 2019: 3rd Weekend
Announced earlier this week, I’m teaching a class at next year’s Knitting in the Heartland! It’s a fantastic regional yarncraft conference put on by the Sunflower Knitter’s Guild every other year. I’m teaching Advanced Crochet Stitches, and it’s a fun one. I’l cover moss stitch, bobbles, cables, lace, Catherine Wheel, star stitch, and more! It’ll […]Read More I’m Teaching at KITH!
Second weekend is usually the roughest one. It’s hot and everyone’s excited about football starting. So attendance is usually pretty slim for the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. As far as second weekends go, this one wasn’t too bad. It was slow, to be sure, but I still got to see plenty of interesting things like: […]Read More Adventures at the Ren Fest 2019: 2nd Weekend
The time has come for the return of Adventures at the Ren Fest! By now, surely you know I work out at Th’red Head Design‘s booth, Wolf ‘n’ Sheeps’ Clothing, at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. My duties mostly involve selling fibery goodness and performing spinning demos for the masses. I do get to meet […]Read More Adventures at the Ren Fest 2019: First Weekend
I know I promised an Adventures at the Ren Fest post, but there’s something else I need to write about first. My friend Keegan Rice passed away this last Saturday. He was 27 years old, and I’ve known him for more than half of my life. Keegan and I became friends in our middle school […]Read More My Friend Keegan