What a week to be in a spinning competition… Work’s been especially crazy and I have been craving more human interaction than I’m used to getting. Still trying to do my part, though! Of course, I have the money yarn, but that will only count for the plying. My spindle project is coming along, but […]Read More Spin Together Update
This week’s post will be a little light. Full disclosure, I had a (thankfully short) panic attack on Saturday, so not as much got done as I would have liked. I did get to spin on another friends’ deck, though. Even better, these friends have a puppy! This is Fritz! He’s a mutt of some […]Read More Adventures NOT at the Ren Fest: Fourth Weekend
This year, Worldwide Spin in Public Day snuck up on me. I normally don’t have to plan for it, ’cause I’m always spinning out at Faire. Of course, that wasn’t an option this year. I’m not too mad about that, though. It always felt like cheating a bit, since the spirit of the holiday is […]Read More Adventures NOT at the Ren Fest: Third Weekend
The No-Faire Spinning Tour is still going strong! My first stop Saturday was my friends’, Becca and Andrew, patio in Midtown. It was a lovely day for it, and it was a prime location to head to Yarn Social for the fall LYS Day! I’m counting this as a silver lining, even though there would […]Read More Adventures NOT at the Ren Fest: Second Weekend
I know I’ve shared with you my plan to find silver linings with the Kansas City Renaissance Festival being cancelled, but it’s gotten way better in practice. When I first shared my disappointment in the cancelled season, a couple of my bubble friends decided if we couldn’t go to the Ren Fest, we’d make our […]Read More Adventures NOT at the Ren Fest: First Weekend
It will probably come as no surprise that the Kansas City Renaissance Festival has been cancelled this year. While I am disappointed, a disappointment that hasn’t gotten any less difficult to deal with the more life events I lose to COVID, I completely understand. It was the right call to make. Like every other disappointment, […]Read More Social DisSpinning?
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