A Decade of Yarn: 2021

I’m so, so glad that I have reached this milestone. When I started my Decade in Yarn project, I was so good about making my swatches for each project as I went. Yes, I was home and had nothing better to do, but still. I’ve said a few times that I lost a lot of […]

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A Visit From Ann Weaver

The Sunflower Knitting Guild still killing it with the guest speakers! This month, Ann Weaver came to speak with us about visible (and sometimes not so visible) mending. This was particularly exciting to me because she was supposed to be one of our featured teachers at Knitting in the Heartland 2020 (RIP). Also, I love […]

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Art Yarn Wreath

I mentioned that one of my goals this year was to make some crafty wreaths. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for years, because seasonal stuff brings me a lot of joy. With my new place, this seemed like the year to do it! Working on Addie’s Hat, with the handspun single and flowers spun […]

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Handmade gifts

Not to toot my own horn, but I killed it with the handmade gifts this year (so far… I have one Friendsmas still to go!). You can see them all on my Instagram, but I wanted to talk about a couple of my favorites here. First, Sharon’s Marie Callendar Pie ornament. The whole debacle brought […]

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Hello, 2022!

Took a bit longer of a break than expected, but I think it will be well worth it! Got some great ideas and goals for this new year. But first, let’s start with the old. I won’t prattle on again about how the year made me feel, but I am going to cover what I […]

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Thanksknitting 2021

I sincerely feel like I’m crossing a virtual finish line. The time has come for my annual holiday hiatus! I’ve already made the family cranberry sauce and knit in front of the TV with the parade on. I started a pair of “Advent” socks I’m very excited for this year! My cousin came to stay […]

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A Visit From Gaye Glasspie

Sunflower Knitter’s Guild is still coming through with these great chats from prominent knitters. We’ve had Franklin Habit and Patty Lyons, and last night, we had Gaye Glasspie of GGmadeit. I knew of GG from Instagram. She’s really well known as the “Iconic Orange Lady,” and she has such a welcoming personality. I was so […]

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Project Packing: Disney Edition

Here soon, I’m going to head back to my happy place: Walt Disney World. That’s right, I am that childless millennial that’s out here to ruin your Disney vacation (this is a joke, for those who didn’t already know!). I’m so excited, ’cause I haven’t been back in a long time and so much has […]

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WIP Challenge: October Update

This isn’t a huge update, but I know that shocks no one. While I haven’t been finishing a lot of projects lately, I’m not starting a lot of new ones, either. Good and bad, so I’ll take it. Current WIP Count: 49. No change from my last update. Queue Projects: 10, still no change here. Squirrel Projects: 13, […]

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Knitting in the Movies

We’re still in the grips of a pandemic, but one thing that I am so happy most of us can do now, through the availability of masks and vaccinations, is going to a movie theater. I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea (even if I can’t understand that in my film-major heart), but there […]

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