Black Friday Knit-a-thon

Yes, it’s not even Halloween yet, but we crafters always have to be looking ahead. Most of us are hand-making gifts, you know. The holiday season is a time of year where we especially look out for our neighbors, and we have a great organization that does that here at home. The Johnson County Christmas […]

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Socks for Ireland

Earlier this year, my mom and I went to a spinning retreat in town, and one of the techniques covered was fractal spinning. The braid I received for the project was green, white, and orangey-gold, which made me think of the Irish flag. My parents were planning a trip to Ireland for their 30th wedding […]

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Stoplight Knitting

I have a confession to make: I knit at stoplights. When people hear this, I get one of three reactions. Least often, they look at me like I’m a genius. Here and there, I get amusement, because of course I am someone who would knit at stoplights. Finally, most often I get looks of sheer […]

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Throwback (Centuries) Thursday

Labor Day Weekend is almost upon us, which means it’s almost time for the Kansas City Renaissance Festival! This will be my fifth season out at Wolf ‘n’ Sheep’s clothing. I remember by first like it was yesterday… And I remember all of the other seasons too! All of the fibery fun, the hot, the […]

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Mad about Magazines

Most knitters and crocheters are collectors; of yarn, of course, but also tools and patterns. We often collect these things knowing full well we won’t live long enough to make all of the things. There’s even a term for it: SABLE or “Stash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy.” I’m no exception, but for a long time […]

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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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Come Fly With Me

Let’s fly, let’s fly away… I do love Sinatra, and I’ve been running out of flying puns! And speaking of love, I had it at first sight when I saw Wingspan by Kyle Vey. It’s such a fun design, and there’s so many ways to wear it. You can play up the wings or tone […]

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