I recently found out about a tradition, from back in ye olde times, where women had to finish all of their spinning projects before Christmas (or hide in-progress projects), lest they be cursed by spirits with bad luck in the new year. They wouldn’t come back to their spindles or wheels until after the Feast […]Read More Happy Distaff Day!
Buckle in, this weekend was a doozy! Last weekend, I met: A woman who said “You don’t use stitch markers in crochet.” When we pointed out that we had lobster claw stitch markers for crocheters, she said “Yep, I have a ton at home.” Some poor child had an adult in their life who kept […]Read More Adventures at the Ren Fest 2019: Sixth Weekend
Last weekend was dog weekend! My personal favorite themed weekend, because they always hold corgi races! Aren’t they adorable?! My booth-mate Christina took these photos. It’s a hoot to watch them. As always, I got to meet some interesting characters: I had a woman ask if we had hats, and I told her “of course!” […]Read More Adventures at the Ren Fest 2019: 3rd Weekend
Today marks Day 12 of Tour de Fleece! We’ve past the halfway point! Not only that, but it’s the first challenge day of the tour. My challenge might be getting any spinning done at all today, but I’ll get back to that. My focus has been on three different spinning projects for the Tour. The […]Read More Tour de Fleece Update
I read a fun story the other day from the ABC affiliate up in Portland, Maine. To help elementary-aged kids focus, they are encouraging them to crochet during class. Of course, I think this is fantastic. I’ve been crafting to focus in class since high school, and it’s the only thing that got me through […]Read More The Original Fidget Spinner
“Life’s a little bit messy. We all make mistakes. No matter what type of animal you are, change starts with you.” – Judy Hopps, Zootopia You might have noticed a few changes going on around here! My good friend and coworker, Shea, designed a logo for me, and it inspired me to redesign the whole […]Read More A New Look
You guys, I’m going to be in Ply Magazine! I got to demonstrate how to wind a cop on a Turkish spindle: perfect ball and God’s eye methods. It was a super fun shoot, at Yarn Social (have you been there yet? It’s an amazing shop). In addition to posing for photos, I just spun, […]Read More Ready for My Close-up
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