Yes, it’s not even Halloween yet, but we crafters always have to be looking ahead. Most of us are hand-making gifts, you know. The holiday season is a time of year where we especially look out for our neighbors, and we have a great organization that does that here at home. The Johnson County Christmas […]Read More Black Friday Knit-a-thon
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!
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 […]Read More Mad about Magazines
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 […]Read More Crocheting with Hand-dyed Yarn
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 […]Read More Hill Country Weavers
Summer in the Fahrlander family is marked by what we call “Lake Weekend.” We have family friends who live down at the Lake of the Ozarks, and the whole of each clan stays with them for a long weekend. It’s wonderful. We enjoy the water, play board games, and always take a trip to the […]Read More Project Packing: Lake Edition
I had a rare, full weekend at home, and when that happens I try to organize stuff around my apartment. I have this great yarn storage fixture my dad built when I moved in, but I’ve been struggling with where to keep my little, partial skeins. I do hold on to any leftovers from projects. […]Read More More (Little) Stash, More (Little) Storage