Summer Vacation: Gauge Experiment

I’ve officially kicked off my Summer Vacation! My first stop is New York City and I chose the Gauge Experiment prompt. I have this lovely new hand-dyed cotton from Th’red Head Designs: Cortina. It screamed at me to be a summer top, and I’ve narrowed it down to two patterns: This is the Captiva Top, […]

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Me Made May: Week Four

This last outfit was a doozey! Wanted to finish the top I had started for the Yarn Social Springtime Tee Party and a pair of shorts to go with them. The shorts were easy enough, if I could just follow the directions… The seam ripper came out more times for these shorts than any other […]

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On the “Road” Again

After all the fun that was had during last year’s Yarn Social Bingo, how could I pass up on another summer yarn adventure?! This year, Yarn Social is doing a Summer Vacation. It is a little more confusing than bingo, but it’s not too bad: you pick a “trip,” and the number of miles on […]

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WIP Challenge: March Update

I am so proud! Even after all my new cast-ons this month, I still managed to bring the WIP count down! It’s only by one, but hey, that’s down! I did have one finish from the pre-2021 list, and funny enough, I didn’t even start it. A friend of mine has a grandmother who was […]

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That’s Life

“That’s what all the people say…” I don’t have much crafty stuff to report in this post, because a lot of not-crafty stuff happened recently. I got my first dose of the vaccine! And you know that I knit during the 15 minute holding period. I’m also in the process of transitioning jobs, which is […]

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A Challenge and a Party

Look at me, straying from the WIP Challenge after such a good month… Last week, I hit a new low in the CoronaCoaster (not a lowest low, but a hitherto unexperienced low), and it hit me pretty hard. I barely touched any projects. I didn’t even write a post for last Thursday, just didn’t have […]

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B(l)ackout

Along with Camp Loopy, the Yarn Social Bingo game also came to a close this week. I was aiming for the blackout, of course, but I failed to start my Edith mitts (mitts, cables, intarsia), finish my Little House (felt something on purpose), or start my Summer Slipover (pattern in a language I can’t read). […]

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Bingo!

My other crafty challenge for the summer has been Yarn Social Bingo! I bought five bingo cards, each with a crafty-related squares on them. Participants can get different bingos for Yarn Social loyalty points and entries into a grand prize drawing. The funds raised are going to Harvester’s COVID response partnership, so win-win! And I […]

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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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