Dean and Bean Crank In

Spent another weekend learning some new fiber skills! This one was a lot closer to home: The Dean and Bean Crank In. Long time readers know my mom is a sock knitter. Truly, that label is more accurate than just “knitter,” because 97% of the stuff she knits is socks. That’s what she’s always wanted […]

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Ply Away 2022

Yep, being able to do the same events I did prepandemic is still magical. The local spinning show Ply Away was one that I noticeably missed, since it was supposed to happen in April of 2020, at the height of our lockdown. However, for all I missed it that year, this time it was barely […]

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MOPACA 2022

After two years of cancelled festivities, the MOPACA show returned to Hale Arena this year! For whatever reason, this show always happens around my birthday, so I make a point to add it to my celebratory to-do list. I keep waiting for these events I missed since 2020 to stop feeling special, but that hasn’t […]

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Weston Fiber Arts Museum

I took a weekend trip with a friend up to Weston, Missouri. The main goals were to visit a winery and check out Florilegium in their new (to me) space. The winery was a lot of fun, but I found out that Florilegium was closed until July. I’d have to come back another time. However, […]

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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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Craft Days and Pumpkin Nights

It was time, once again, for the annual trek to Branson, Missouri for the Silver Dollar City Harvest Craft Festival. They switched it up a bit this year, though, and we’ll get to that later. There were still less fiber artists than I would like, but more than last year! Fellow Kansan Von Rhodes of […]

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LYS Day Recap

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 […]

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MOPACA

Last weekend was the annual MOPACA show at Hale Arena. It’s always a highlight of my year, because it always falls around my birthday. Alpaca goodies make great birthday gifts! Of course you get to see alpacas! They’re so adorable: There’s always a great selection of vendors, too. Here’s what I walked away with this […]

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Ready for My Close-up

You guys, I’m going to be in Ply Magazine! I got to demonstrate how to wind a cop on a Turkish spindle: perfect ball and God’s eye methods. It was a super fun shoot, at Yarn Social (have you been there yet? It’s an amazing shop). In addition to posing for photos, I just spun, […]

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