Mobile Yarn

Yes, I have been on a grand tour of the American Southeast this month. It wasn’t anything intentional. I would do just about anything to get out of the cold and my SAD funk… This opportunity came in the form of Rachel, my old college roommate. She’s amazing and smart, and she manages big-deal construction […]

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Stash Tampa

I will never forget my first trip into a local yarn shop. The sheer awe of the yarn and the samples while getting to talk with truly like-minded people. Over the years, that glitter has worn away, and I thought I would probably never feel that way walking into another yarn shop. However, I did […]

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Nina Chicago

During my blog hiatus, I made a trip to Chicago to visit my sister. Still a little nerve-wracking as we continue to muddle through this pandemic, but now that no one got sick, I’m really happy we went. One of the reasons I’m so happy about the trip was I got to partake once again […]

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Gauge Yarn

I had to make another stop while I was in Austin. You may recall from my Easter Shawl post, the yarn I’m using came from one of the first yarn shops I ever visited: Gauge Yarn. I hadn’t been back since, so I decided to fix that. Truth be told, I ended up picking it […]

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Knit Ewe Together

The “Adventures” are back! I celebrated a birthday last Thursday, and one of my gifts was a quick little trip up to Excelsior Springs, MO. It’s about half an hour outside of Kansas City proper. One of our destinations was a real, in-person, browsing excursion to a new yarn shop: Knit Ewe Together. It’s conveniently […]

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Weekend Happenings

I’ve sung the praises of the Kansas City fiber community for a long time, for good reason. We have a great group of shops, dyers, and designers, so a lot of fun fiber happenings tend to come our way. This past weekend was one such weekend, where almost all our area shops were hosting great […]

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The Lion Brand Yarn Studio

That’s right, I visited not one but two yarn shops on my whirlwind tour of Manhattan. We went a little out of our way for this one, because my friend Kristin (who interned in the City over a college semester) said it was worth the trip. That, and Lion Brand was one of the first […]

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Snips of Thread Quilt Shop

The crafty family gathered once again for a quilting weekend at my cousin’s place in rural Iowa. When we called my aunt to tell her we were on the road, she said “By the way, there’s a new quilt shop in Humeston. I guess they have yarn. You might want to check it out.” It […]

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Yarnify!

My friend Kristin and I took a trip to Chicago this weekend, and this wasn’t just any trip. We were there to attend the Chicago International Tea Festival, and it was amazing. That said, most of our time was booked, but we had to squeeze in a visit to the closest yarn shop. Yarnify! is […]

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