Hill Country Weavers

My travels took me to Austin, TX for a family wedding last weekend, which is also the home of Hill Country Weavers. It’s made quite a few “Top Five Yarn Shops” lists, so I figured it was worth squeezing in a visit. We walked in. The mood was light, even though the air conditioner had […]

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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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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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12 Days of Yarn Christmas

Does anyone remember, very long ago, when I geeked out over those yarn advent calendars? And I said that I got one? I’d like to show you Loopy Ewe’s 12 Day of Indie Christmas! I went with this calendar for a few reasons: With 12 yarns instead of 24 or 25, it was much closer […]

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Yarn Advent Calendar Round-up

While I’m sitting here not working on Christmas presents, I’m instead looking at all the really cool yarn advent calendars they’re putting out this year. As if I have an abundance of time to work on additional projects around the holidays. I can’t stop looking, though, the idea is just so appealing to me. I […]

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Another Way to Put Off Housework

My LYS The Studio Knitting and Needlepoint is doing something really fun this summer: free one hour demos of different yarn techniques and, if you like them, projects to master them. This past Saturday was one of my turns to demonstrate, and I showed passersby how to make a broomstick lace headband: Isn’t it pretty? […]

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