Monthly Archives: September 2009

Art in the Yard

This is just a quick post – we’ll return to the knitting cruise tomorrow – to invite those of you in the SF Bay Area to Art in the Yard this Saturday. I have participated in this great, private, free … Continue reading

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Cruisin’ and Knittin’

I have not been a big fan of cruising. When I was a kid, I went on a Caribbean cruise with my mom, my grandmother and my great-aunt and that was a lot of fun, mostly because I was 10 … Continue reading

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Knitting to Vancouver

I love to take the train. Even more than taking the train, I love to knit on the train. Last week, I hopped Amtrak‘s Coast Starlight in Emeryville, CA and rode it all the way to Seattle, an approximately 18-hour … Continue reading

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Akiko’s Bags

One of the great things about working in a yarn store is the inspiration I get from customer, many of whom have such great artistic vision and skill. One of our K2Tog customers who never fails to inspire me is … Continue reading

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Contemporary Wirework Class

A couple of months ago (I know, I am behind), I took a great class at Baubles and Beads, a very fine bead store with branches in Berkeley and San Rafael (California, people) on contemporary wirework techniques. I had been … Continue reading

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Socks on the Beach

I am just back from two nights in Incline Village, Nev. where I joined my best friend, Chris Reeder, for a portion of his vacation.  I got there at about 1:30, dropped my bags at Chris’ condo, and – since … Continue reading

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Silverwearables

Been meaning to blog about this since my friend Rachel and I attended the Benicia Peddler’s Fair last month in Benicia, Calif. As usual, the fair was a cornucopia of vintage items, antiques and crafts made from them. There was … Continue reading

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Do You Need a Storage Unit for Your Stash

I know we all think we have too much stash. We all think we have too much stuff. But if you wanna feel really bad  – or good – about how much stuff you do – or don’t – have, … Continue reading

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Listening and Knitting

One of the greatest pleasures I know is listening to a book on my iPod while knitting. Of course, it can be just any book. I have downloaded some turkeys in my almost two years with Audible.com. But I have … Continue reading

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Just Call Me “Madame Yodemeril”

As usual, my best friend in the whole world knows me best. This from Chris Reeder’s blog, “Daily Affirmations with Chris Reeder” (He is a caring nurturer): “Vacation begins September 5th this year, and I’m staying domestic after having gone … Continue reading

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