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!
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 […]Read More Come Fly With Me
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 […]Read More Produce a Bag
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 […]Read More Ten Stitch Blanket
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 […]Read More The Studio’s Winter Retreat
I love to teach skill-builder classes. What inevitably happens is I’ll get knitters who tell me “I’d love to do [cables, bobbles, lace, any knitting technique], but I’m not a good enough knitter,” but then they work at it, they struggle, they find their “aha!” moments. To see them have pride in their work, that […]Read More Skill-Builder Blankets
One of my favorite fiber festivals of the year is the Winter Woolfest in Wamego, Kansas. Usually in early January, it’s a perfect way to spend that Christmas cash burning a hole in your pocket. Hosted at the historic Columbian Theatre, there’s two floors full of vendors and free classes! It’s well worth the two-hour […]Read More Winter Woolfest