I was on staff again for this year’s Studio Winter Retreat. This year, we retreated to Gardner, KS, and stayed in a brand new Hampton Inn. We had great classes with national teacher and designer Olga Buraya-Kefelian, the retreat market (manned by yours truly), and, of course, a lot of knitting. Admittedly, I was bummed […]Read More Prairie Knits: Studio Retreat
Another January, another trip to Wamego, KS for the Winter Woolfest! This is still one of my favorite shows. There are so many great vendors and it’s hard to beat some free classes. I didn’t get to take any this year, but I did get to catch up with some fiber friends. That is always […]Read More Winter Woolfest 2020
Announced earlier this week, I’m teaching a class at next year’s Knitting in the Heartland! It’s a fantastic regional yarncraft conference put on by the Sunflower Knitter’s Guild every other year. I’m teaching Advanced Crochet Stitches, and it’s a fun one. I’l cover moss stitch, bobbles, cables, lace, Catherine Wheel, star stitch, and more! It’ll […]Read More I’m Teaching at KITH!
My Iowan aunts dropped of a few quilt tops to me this weekend. Sure, they have quilters and quilt shops back home, but they left them with me because I have found this gem of a quilt shop in small-town Kansas. Quilter’s Paradise in Baldwin City, Kansas is one of my all-time favorite quilt shops! […]Read More Quilter’s Paradise
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? […]Read More Momo’s Knitting Nook
Did everyone make it to their local yarn shop to celebrate LYS Day? You know I did! I was helping out Marci of Th’red Head Designs at her trunk show at The Studio! She had a fun, exclusive colorway for the event called “I ❤ My LYS,” and it was made from Lapis, Yellow, and […]Read More LYS Day Recap
For a couple more weeks, I am the vice president of the Sunflower Knitter’s Guild, and one of the responsibilities of the roll is to plan a biennial retreat for the members. After about a year of on and off planning, it finally occurred last weekend! So here’s a quick look at my ideal knitting […]Read More Sunflower Knitter’s Guild Retreat