WIP Challenge: March Update

I am so proud! Even after all my new cast-ons this month, I still managed to bring the WIP count down! It’s only by one, but hey, that’s down! I did have one finish from the pre-2021 list, and funny enough, I didn’t even start it. A friend of mine has a grandmother who was […]

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Mighty Mitten Update

I’ve been so enjoying the Mighty Mitten Challenge that Shave ’em to Save ’em put on for the month. Considering that the challenge ends tomorrow, my progress doesn’t look so great. I’m not mad about it, though: This CVM yarn has been a joy to work with. CVM, or California Varigated Mutant, is considered a […]

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A Challenge and a Party

Look at me, straying from the WIP Challenge after such a good month… Last week, I hit a new low in the CoronaCoaster (not a lowest low, but a hitherto unexperienced low), and it hit me pretty hard. I barely touched any projects. I didn’t even write a post for last Thursday, just didn’t have […]

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Scrappy Reusable Shopping Bag

If you, like me, were disappointed to not win a bag during ScrapsKC Get to Know Your Customer promotion (or if you just need another shopping bag), have I got a post for you! I’m going to show you how I made my donated bag. It’s big, made with almost zero waste, and you can […]

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Tapestry Weaving

I’ve been on a weaving kick lately. I’m not totally sure why, but it could have something to do with the intense deadline knitting I should be doing instead… I saw on Instagram that the Kansas City Textile Arts Center was offering an online class on tapestry weaving. Truth be told, I did tapestry weaving […]

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In The Bag!

Let me tell you some things about ScrapsKC, just in case you don’t already know: They sell art and school supplies that would otherwise be thrown away: business surplus, school leftovers, and donations from people in the community. These perfectly useful, “upcycled” goodies are given a second life and are kept out of our landfills. […]

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Speedweve

Continuing on that mending kick: I do darn socks. I know plenty of knitters who will spend hours knitting socks, then once they wear holes (as all socks inevitably will), these knitters would rather throw away a good, handmade sock than mend it. For a while, I understood! The classic method of darning is a […]

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You Spin Me Right Round

I need to give a shout-out to the universe today. Thank you, universe, for bringing me so much amazing spinning content as of late. I don’t know if more people are picking it up because of lockdowns, or because they got spinning stuff for Christmas, or if they’ve always been here and just now discovered […]

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Hello, 2021

This post was written before white supremacist terrorists stormed the U.S. Capitol building yesterday, so please excuse the more carefree tone. Suffice to say, I wasn’t surprised at the treatment these violent extremists received from law enforcement, and the stark contrast from the Black Lives Matter protests last year, I was enraged. There is so […]

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Where’s my Motivation?

After a rough week, I’m finally back at an equilibrium-level of general anxiety. So, it should be really easy for me to slip back into my regularly scheduled projects, right? Apparently not. Here’s my NaKniSweMo Dissent sweater. We’re a third of the way through the month, and I’m not even a third of the way […]

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