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Category Archives: Knitting
toddlers + scissors
I finally picked up my long forgotten Waves of Grey shawl this past weekend, determined to finish it. I wanted to work with my hands for the sheer fun of it (no gifts or a project for my store Tangled Loops) and the … Continue reading
Baby in a Blanket
My sister-in-law sent an adorable photo of the baby in the Baby Blues blanket months ago and I am just now posting the photo (alongside a photo of the finished blanket).
baby blanket blues
I have a new nephew on his way! Or maybe it’s a niece. But following in the steps of his three older brothers, we all think he will be a he. And when I asked my sister-in-law what she wanted … Continue reading
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I have a baby shower to go to tomorrow and it’s the first time I’ve had the chance to knit something girly (everyone I know was or is having boys!). I didn’t have enough time to knit a more complex … Continue reading
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I captured some moments from my weekly craft night. We had knitters, crocheters, embroiderers and, of course, drinkers! Tonight, we gathered at Terroir, a wine bar in SOMA San Francisco. It had great ambiance though not the best lighting for … Continue reading
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Waves of Grey Shawl
Weeks of being sick does no good for one’s blogging or knitting projects (amongst other things!). I’m slowly on the mend and bought myself a new toy—a Nikon D600 DSLR. It’s been decades since I really photographed in earnest but … Continue reading
Chiaogoo Twist vs KnitPicks Options Nickel Plated Interchangeables
When it comes to knitting needles, I’ve been loyal to my KnitPicks Options Interchangeables. But now I’ve discovered my new needle love—ChiaoGoo’s Twist Interchangeable Complete Set. Just from the size of the case and contents, ChiaoGoo Twist’s compactness makes it … Continue reading
Knitter’s guide to Portland—the N.W.
NORTHWEST PORTLAND My first foray into NW Portland was on NW 23rd Ave. This was, I was assured, where we should go to people watch and window shop. Since my main focus was on yarn stores, I was a bit … Continue reading
Knitter’s guide to Portland—the S.E.
SOUTHEAST PORTLAND I didn’t get a chance to spend much time exploring the SE neighborhood because I was too busy at two of its yarn stores: Happy Knits and Yarnia. Happy Knits looked quite unassuming from the outside. I’m not … Continue reading
Knitter’s guide to Portland—the S.W.
SOUTHWEST PORTLAND Every trip to Portland should include Powell’s. The sheer size and breadth of offerings (literary and otherwise) in this one store (though housed in several buildings) is just amazing. It makes me happy to know this bookstore exists … Continue reading