Throwback (Centuries) Thursday

Labor Day Weekend is almost upon us, which means it’s almost time for the Kansas City Renaissance Festival! This will be my fifth season out at Wolf ‘n’ Sheep’s clothing. I remember by first like it was yesterday… And I remember all of the other seasons too! All of the fibery fun, the hot, the […]

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Mad about Magazines

Most knitters and crocheters are collectors; of yarn, of course, but also tools and patterns. We often collect these things knowing full well we won’t live long enough to make all of the things. There’s even a term for it: SABLE or “Stash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy.” I’m no exception, but for a long time […]

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Crocheting with Hand-dyed Yarn

I have always loved the indie dyer Hummingbird Moon‘s bright colors. Michele is amazing about making samples so people can see how her masterpieces knit up, but she doesn’t crochet. Last I saw her, she lamented not having crocheted samples to show as well. So, I busted the hooks out and got to work! I […]

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EEW Nano

UPDATE: I have gone back and forth with Dreaming Robots three times now, and I still haven’t gotten what I ordered. Order at your own risk. I too just received an Electric Eel Wheel Nano spinning wheel! I backed pretty early in the campaign, since I had purchased one of his first minis when those […]

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Quilter’s Paradise

My Iowan aunts dropped of a few quilt tops to me this weekend. Sure, they have quilters and quilt shops back home, but they left them with me because I have found this gem of a quilt shop in small-town Kansas. Quilter’s Paradise in Baldwin City, Kansas is one of my all-time favorite quilt shops! […]

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Dressmaker

I’ve been sewing for a long time, but the only wearables I’ve ever successfully completed were PJ pants… Then I had to go to a wedding in Austin, Texas. In August. When I was trying to figure out what I was going to wear, a weird, planets-aligned series of events occurred. I found four yards […]

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Hill Country Weavers

My travels took me to Austin, TX for a family wedding last weekend, which is also the home of Hill Country Weavers. It’s made quite a few “Top Five Yarn Shops” lists, so I figured it was worth squeezing in a visit. We walked in. The mood was light, even though the air conditioner had […]

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