Color Me Impressed

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 […]

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Meow!

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 […]

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B(l)ackout

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). […]

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Camp Loopy: August

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 […]

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Social DisSpinning?

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, […]

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In (Embroidery) Stitches

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 […]

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How to Fix an American Quilt

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 […]

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