This year, Worldwide Spin in Public Day snuck up on me. I normally don’t have to plan for it, ’cause I’m always spinning out at Faire. Of course, that wasn’t an option this year. I’m not too mad about that, though. It always felt like cheating a bit, since the spirit of the holiday is […]Read More Adventures NOT at the Ren Fest: Third Weekend
Finished up another square of the My Years in Yarn(Ravelry link) blanket last night: This one shows quite a trend since May… Everything was blue or gray (or both). So it came around to adding a cat square for the Many Cat’s Cushion, and I think I’ll mix it up; I’ll add some green to […]Read More Color Me Impressed
The No-Faire Spinning Tour is still going strong! My first stop Saturday was my friends’, Becca and Andrew, patio in Midtown. It was a lovely day for it, and it was a prime location to head to Yarn Social for the fall LYS Day! I’m counting this as a silver lining, even though there would […]Read More Adventures NOT at the Ren Fest: Second Weekend
Not too long ago, I had a heck of a time getting some crocheted squares to lay flat. It took binging all of Floor is Lava to figure it out, but I did! While that was certainly the hardest part of the whole endeavor, I kept getting a little overwhelmed at all there was to […]Read More Meow!
I know I’ve shared with you my plan to find silver linings with the Kansas City Renaissance Festival being cancelled, but it’s gotten way better in practice. When I first shared my disappointment in the cancelled season, a couple of my bubble friends decided if we couldn’t go to the Ren Fest, we’d make our […]Read More Adventures NOT at the Ren Fest: First Weekend
Along with Camp Loopy, the Yarn Social Bingo game also came to a close this week. I was aiming for the blackout, of course, but I failed to start my Edith mitts (mitts, cables, intarsia), finish my Little House (felt something on purpose), or start my Summer Slipover (pattern in a language I can’t read). […]Read More B(l)ackout
Another project down to the wire. My Camp Loopy Barrey Hiking Vest (see it on Ravelry) was steeked and finished yesterday (well before midnight, at least). I’m not as confident with the crochet steek as I was the machine sewn one, but that’s my fault. There wasn’t colorwork throughout on the vest, so I carried […]Read More Camp Loopy: August
It will probably come as no surprise that the Kansas City Renaissance Festival has been cancelled this year. While I am disappointed, a disappointment that hasn’t gotten any less difficult to deal with the more life events I lose to COVID, I completely understand. It was the right call to make. Like every other disappointment, […]Read More Social DisSpinning?
Last weekend, I invested in another virtual class. Shannon Downey, the funny craftivist behind Badass Cross Stitch, is offering zoom embroidery lessons while she roams the country in her RV during a pandemic. I feel like “badass” is an understatement. While I have some embroidery experience, I eagerly signed up for her class. I was […]Read More In (Embroidery) Stitches
As I’ve shared before, my mom’s family is full of quilters. To that end, we have a lot of quilts. When my grandmother died, we got a quilt that she had worked on. I say “we,” my mom has the most claim to it, of course. She kindly offered it up when I was looking […]Read More How to Fix an American Quilt