I recently found out about a tradition, from back in ye olde times, where women had to finish all of their spinning projects before Christmas (or hide in-progress projects), lest they be cursed by spirits with bad luck in the new year. They wouldn’t come back to their spindles or wheels until after the Feast […]Read More Happy Distaff Day!
Buckle in, this weekend was a doozy! Last weekend, I met: A woman who said “You don’t use stitch markers in crochet.” When we pointed out that we had lobster claw stitch markers for crocheters, she said “Yep, I have a ton at home.” Some poor child had an adult in their life who kept […]Read More Adventures at the Ren Fest 2019: Sixth Weekend
Today marks Day 12 of Tour de Fleece! We’ve past the halfway point! Not only that, but it’s the first challenge day of the tour. My challenge might be getting any spinning done at all today, but I’ll get back to that. My focus has been on three different spinning projects for the Tour. The […]Read More Tour de Fleece Update
Colorado has a special place in my heart. I have family sprinkled throughout the state, so we had many a family road trip where we crammed ourselves into my dad’s minivan. There are so many memories of hiking, fishing, panning for gold, rafting, and, of course, yarn shopping. As soon as I heard about a […]Read More Estes Park Wool Market
And on the second day of the Fiber Treasures retreat, we spun funky art yarns. First up was add-ins, which I had done before, but it’s always fun to try it with new things. And boy, were there things! Teri and Christine treated us to a whole bar of fibers, beads, pompoms, feathers, flowers, sparkles, […]Read More …and Funky Yarns
The end of the Kansas City Renaissance Festival is nigh, and traditionally the last couple of weekends are really good at Wolf ‘n’ Sheep’s Clothing. It’s chillier, people forget warm things, and we get to bust out our own hand-knits. It was a little harder this weekend with all the rain, but I managed: And […]Read More Adventures at the Ren Fest: 6th Weekend
Last weekend, I only spent one day out at the festival because KU had Homecoming on Saturday, so I got to go play in the band. I didn’t bring a spindle to the game this year ’cause Spinzilla started on Monday! It seems a lot of the crazy patrons came out to play 4th weekend, […]Read More Adventures at the Ren Fest: 5th Weekend (and Spinzilla Update)