Wear Your Heart on Your Hand

I have so many class opportunities next month, you guys! At The Studio, I’m teaching a class on these fun colorwork mittens: February is known for Valentine’s Day, which not everyone loves. However, I love these mittens because the class will cover: A super basic mitten shape Knitting on double-pointed needles OR magic loop Basic […]

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Up Your Crochet Game

I’m so excited about my next class at Yarn Social in Kansas City: the Crochet Sampler! Join me, and learn some fun crochet stitches including: Post stitches (think cables and ribbing!) Spike stitches Shells Crab stitch Cobble stitch Moss stitch Bullions After two classes, you’ll leave with a nice wash or dishcloth! Even better, these […]

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Headin’ Out West

I’m looking ahead to The Studio’s Winter Retreat, which was held in downtown Kansas City last year. However, this year we’re moving the party to Gardner, an old Kansas town where the Sante Fe and Oregon trails intersected. We’re trading in our city slicker vibes for those of the pioneer! While browsing Pinterest right after […]

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Felted Slippers

The holidays are quickly approaching, which means we crafters are diligently spending every waking hour working on handmade gifts for our loved ones. We’ve all had that one year when everything was done on time, and you felt you had time to relax and work on personal projects. Then, out of the blue, an unexpected […]

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Eco Face Pads

InkedManKnitter on Instagram had a fantastic post this summer. He was learning different Tunisian crochet in little squares, crocheting a border, and using them as reusable face pads! It was such a genius idea, I had to do a version of my own: It’s a great opportunity to keep those one-time-use cotton rounds out of […]

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I’m Teaching at KITH!

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 […]

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Come Fly With Me

Let’s fly, let’s fly away… I do love Sinatra, and I’ve been running out of flying puns! And speaking of love, I had it at first sight when I saw Wingspan by Kyle Vey. It’s such a fun design, and there’s so many ways to wear it. You can play up the wings or tone […]

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Produce a Bag

The birds are chirping, Mom’s crocuses are blooming, and I’ve shut off my heat. Spring is here for certain. While I hope our Kansas weather doesn’t jump straight into summer, as it is wont to do, I am planning ahead to what summer will bring. I’m blocking out summer vacations, warm weather activities with my […]

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Ten Stitch Blanket

I’ve mentioned skill-builder blankets are my teaching wheelhouse. It’s easier to break up a big project, like a blanket, with smaller sections of different techniques. However, what if you need a project that’s total TV knitting? Something that doesn’t require you to think at all. Squares would be fine, but the idea of seaming them […]

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The Studio’s Winter Retreat

January is tied with August for my least favorite month, but at least I have the month to look forward to The Studio’s Winter Knitting Retreat. It was just this past weekend and my fourth year manning the yarn market. We usually host it at Unity Village, but since our group has been getting larger […]

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