A Pilgrimage to Hedgehog

I’m Emma’s mom, Cyndi, and I’ve just returned from the most amazing trip.  Emma agreed to let me do a guest post for her blog. I’m so excited, and maybe still a big jet lagged, so please be understanding. Being of Irish decent, I’ve always dreamed of visiting Ireland, and finally, after decades of waiting, […]

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Crocheting with Hand-dyed Yarn

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 […]

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Momo’s Knitting Nook

If you’re a yarn-enthused person in the KC-Metro area, you’re very lucky. We have a nice bunch of yarn shops that are just a hop, skip, and a jump from just about anywhere. I took a day trip to Leavenworth, KS last weekend to check out a new-to-me shop: Momo’s Knitting Nook. Isn’t it gorgeous? […]

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More Estes Park Wool Market

Last week, I showed you the expansive vendor market at the Estes Park Wool Market, but of course there’s more to this festival than vendors! There’s also adorable fiber animals being shown all weekend: There were sheep, of course, and alpaca, llamas, and goats. I saw a herd (or colony?) of angora rabbits, but I […]

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The Stitchin’ Den

The main attraction was, of course, the Estes Park Wool Market, but Estes is so cool, we had to check out some of the local shops and restaurants. At one point, the purchases were starting to get a little cumbersome, and I decided to walk them back to the van. On my way back, up […]

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Women’s Rights and Yarn

Two of my favorite things! Women in this country haven’t even been able to vote for a hundred years, and you’d think we’d have come a ways since then. Though these current state legislatures show that is not the case (except Kansas! You go Kansas!), let’s prepare for the fights that are still to come […]

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