Category Archives: knitting

NSFW Merit Badges and a Crafternoon

I made another batch of merit badges on Friday afternoon. Despite having NSFW language on them, they are actually for the authors who are writing chapters for the book I’m co-editing about teaching books with taboo and controversial content. My … Continue reading

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Yes, I’m still making

I just started to write something about when I started this blog, I promised myself I wouldn’t apologize for not posting and then went looking for that first post, only to find this one from two years ago that basically … Continue reading

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More Toddler Gifts

Toddlers are my creative muse at this point. There is definitely an appeal to making something small and cute. All of these projects (with the exception of the leg warmers) are easily completed in an hour or two and will … Continue reading

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Lettermo Week 2

Outgoing Incoming This week is Agora Days at my school, which means I am teaching a class on Yarn Bombing and another called The Jane Austen Auxiliary Society. In the Jane Austen class we will be spending two days on … Continue reading

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Agora Days

The third week in February has become one of my favorite weeks of the year. You would think, living in the dreary midwest, that I would hate this time of year, but some unknown genius decided before my time that one week … Continue reading

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Slow Crafting

Do you know the slow food movement? I seem to be in the midst of a slow craft moment these days. Inspired by selfsewn’s Rose Star Block Party, I spent a day doing some English Paper Piecing, but after about … Continue reading

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Pressing and Knitting

 This week has been all about letter press and knitting. On Wednesday, I took my high school Sophomores to the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois and then we walked to the press that the library … Continue reading

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5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Things About Me

I’ve enjoyed reading the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Things About series on Craft and thought I might play along. I would love it if you, my phantom readers, also played along–either in the comments or on your own blog. Here … Continue reading

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Family Vacation

Family vacation is for sleeping in, eating blueberry pancakes for breakfast every day, swimming in Lake Michigan, reading, biking, and maybe some paper piecing. I’ve cut out the diamonds I need to make six paper pieced six-pointed stars for my DQS11 … Continue reading

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