Friday, May 23, 2008

Hiya Hiya Sock it to me.

My newest discovery: Knitting socks on a 9" circular needle. It has opened a whole new world. I usually knit socks on 5 double pointed needles and have been satisfied with this method. Well during the SeaSock Cruise to Alaska a lady named Angela was knitting on these tiny little needles and her progress was remarkable.

I thought I would give it a try, it takes a bit of getting used to but the speed you pick up is amazing. I am a convert from now on it's 9" circular for me. Socks knitted from some of my yarn stash from Alaska.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Indiana Jones actress: " went to go knit"

Karen Allen Fiber Arts
Handmade Cashmere Clothing

from the Los Angeles Times:
Did she quit Hollywood or did Hollywood quit her? We mean, after 1981's "Raiders of the Lost Ark," and that nakedly classical opening salvo: "Indiana Jones. I always knew someday you'd come walking back through my door." There was, less remembered now, 1984's "Starman," in which she played another loner tough girl -- this one visited by an outer-space creature (Jeff Bridges).

But at some point she went to go knit in the Berkshire Mountains.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Yarn Shops we visited.

2818 NE 55th St.
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 525-1726
Acorn is a delightful shop and staff! Very helpful nice selection of high quality yarns and gadgets for the knitter. I met Janet and she was a delight, had some great giggles with her, by the time I got home she had already added me to her "friends" on If I ever go to Seattle again I am definitely going to visit this shop.


Churchmouse Yarns and Teas
118 Madrone Lane,
Bainbridge Island,
WA 98110
Very nice people, nice and organized and if you are into tea they have it.

The Weaving Works
4717 Brooklyn Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98105
If you are a "spinner" this shop is a must. Previous to this trip I only spin around my own axes but I am now a proud owner of 3 drop spindles and lots of roving to spin. I'll let you know how that goes.

Bead & Yarn Shoppe: Salmon Landing Market

Second Floor,
Ketchikan, AK 99901
(907) 225-2858

Amy Singer from shopping .......

Brenda Dayne from Cast-on a knitting podcaster also shopping as the rest of us. Oh the sooo soft and warm Quiviot !

I actually have so many pictures and as time permits I will be posting more. I just wanted to remember the yarn stores we visited. Oh so much fun to shop for yarn.....

Alaska was Beautiful!

I had a wonderful time, knit and ate and knitted some more and then we ate dinner. Then we knitted and had a snack. ...... ... ......

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Thank You Ellen Bloom

Ellen posted about the gallery show last Sunday and she did a wonderful job! Great Pictures Ellen!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Monday, May 05, 2008

Felted, and warm and cozy

I'm packing these, just getting ready to go to Alaska! It's SeaSocks 08! Wow I can hardly wait knitting socks on the high seas!

Saturday, May 03, 2008

I'm part of a Exhibition in Venice

Please come to the reception on Sunday, May 4th, 2008. Reception will be a fun party. Wear your tiara, I'm wearing mine. Live music by Fred Sokolow, Lina Sved & emerging musicians.

I have submitted 5 pieces to an Art Gallery and my pieces will be part of an Exhibit called

"All Fired Up!"
The exhibit will run from May 4th, 2008 through May 25th, 2008.

The Reception will be May 4th from 3-6 pm at the Gallery.

"Off Rose Gallery"
841 Flower Avenue
Venice, CA 90291


Gallery Hours: Saturdays 2-5 pm or by appointment.

Directions: Rose Avenue & Lincoln Blvd.
One block south of Rose just east of Lincoln Blvd.
The Gallery is in the back.