Canine Adventures

Y’all. I cannot believe it. I have been “knitting” for more than two decades and crocheting almost as long. I thought I had experienced just about every yarn-related hardship, but I was wrong! To quote Master Yoda, there is another. My family took our annual trip to the lake with some family friends. One such […]

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Three Years of Adventures

I’ve made it! The leather (or crystal?) anniversary! I appreciate you all who continue reading my words, whether you’ve been here since day one or if you just found the blog. It’s definitely gotten me out of my comfort zone and pushed my crafty skills to new heights. Sadly, I do find myself in a […]

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Weston Fiber Arts Museum

I took a weekend trip with a friend up to Weston, Missouri. The main goals were to visit a winery and check out Florilegium in their new (to me) space. The winery was a lot of fun, but I found out that Florilegium was closed until July. I’d have to come back another time. However, […]

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The Woolery Spin Along

Y’all know I love a challenge! So when the Woolery announced they’d be hosting a Spin Along focusing on consistency, I was immediately on board. The challenge kicks off this week with two weeks each dedicated to a different breed: Shetland, Blue Faced Leicester, and Polwarth. The goal is to consistently spin a fingering, DK, […]

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Ring Bearer Pillow

I’m in the wedding of a couple of dear friends coming up in a couple of weeks (cue panic). You may recall I wore a handmade jumpsuit to my friend Becca’s bachelorette party? Same bride. Becca was talking about getting a couple of generic ring bearer pillows, so I volunteered to make some instead. It […]

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A Problem Solved with More Yarn

It couldn’t be done, they said! You may recall in my little gauge experiment, I was torn between two designs: the Captiva Crop (Ravelry link) and the Knot Front Crop (Ravelry link). I asked for people to weigh in, and here’s the answer I got: Do you ever have one of those moments when you […]

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Summer Vacation: Gauge Experiment

I’ve officially kicked off my Summer Vacation! My first stop is New York City and I chose the Gauge Experiment prompt. I have this lovely new hand-dyed cotton from Th’red Head Designs: Cortina. It screamed at me to be a summer top, and I’ve narrowed it down to two patterns: This is the Captiva Top, […]

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Me Made May: Week Four

This last outfit was a doozey! Wanted to finish the top I had started for the Yarn Social Springtime Tee Party and a pair of shorts to go with them. The shorts were easy enough, if I could just follow the directions… The seam ripper came out more times for these shorts than any other […]

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WIP Challenge: May Update

It didn’t go as bad as I hoped! If I had had another 24 hours, I would have two less WIPs, I’m sure of it. Me Made May didn’t even throw me off that much. It just upped the Squirrel count considerably, but I did say if that was all that happened, I was a […]

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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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