Category Archives: Knitting

christmas knitting

It’s a dreary Thursday in Oakland, but I’m cozy in my studio with my morning cup coffee and my Christmas knitting projects. Continue reading

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retreating into community

Groups of knitters are fantastic, funny, and so appreciative of the effort anyone makes to knit. The love of yarn and craft is an instant bond. Continue reading

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One dead, two wounded in East Oakland shooting…

And I witnessed the crime scene seconds after the automatic gunfire stopped. I was quietly knitting the sleeves on a green sweater when the slaying went down. Continue reading

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Portland was fun!

I don’t know how bloggers post when they are on vacation. I’m home now and here is a rundown of my Portland adventure. Continue reading

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A day of guilt free knitting!

I’m volunteering to work at my local yarn shop while the owner is recovering from surgery. Our knits and purls are like prayers. Continue reading

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Knitting Insanity

I pull out yarn. I pull out patterns. I knit swatches and suddenly I have so many projects imagined that I feel all itchy about it. Continue reading

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Year Of Stash Socks Giveaway Prize

Here are the pair of hand knit socks made especially for Anna at FreePlayCraft, the YOSS giveaway winner. Continue reading

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Year Of Stash Socks ~ Giveaway winner announced!

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Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi Book Review

I knit these cuties! And yes perhaps I’m a teeny-tiny bit embarrassed to admit that I have indeed caught the teeny-tiny cute bug – but come on look how cute they are! I recently bought Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi: More Than 40 … Continue reading

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Love Bomb ~ Four Hundred Entries

I visited family and friends in North Carolina over the holiday, without computer or smart phone. I had a fantastic two weeks, but at the end of my trip I came down with a horrible cold and cough that put … Continue reading

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Year Of Stash Socks 2011 ~ DEC 21&22/24

December 2011 This month I was very sick with the flu. Got my first CAT scan (an awful experience) but thankfully I’m ok. It was a busy month at St. Gregory’s getting ready for the Christmas season, but when Christmas … Continue reading

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Year Of Stash Socks 2011 ~ Thanksgiving 19&20/24

Thanksgiving 2011 I am thankful for my loving family, my dear old friends in NC, for new friends here in CA, my fantastic day job and co-workers at St. Gregory’s. I am thankful for the natural beauty of California, for … Continue reading

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YOSS2011 SEP 17&18/24

9.1-9.30.2011 A week of fun with my sister in San Francisco, attended a wedding, and a birthday party for my friend Tamara, enjoyed lots of sunshine and warm weather, hiking, camping, a day lolly-gagging at Stinson Beach… and knitted my … Continue reading

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Anthropologie Inspired Knitted Lace Neck Wrap ~ Pattern

My first ever knitting pattern was inspired by the new dress I bought at Anthropologie last week and a half skein of vintage yarn from the thrift store. It was made as a button up neck wrap (below) but the … Continue reading

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Knitted Neck Wrap Inspired by Anthropologie

After a week of fun with my sister it’s been hard to settle down and get back to work. It’s strange being alone again in my apartment. After a day of puttering and straightening the place up I finally sat … Continue reading

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The Alameda Yarn Shop Thursday Night Knitting Group

I remember the Thursday in early April that I first rode my bike to the Alameda Yarn Shop. I was bored and didn’t know anyone in the area, so I looked online for a knitting group. Sure enough one was … Continue reading

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YOSS2011 AUG 15&16/24

8.1-8.31.2011 Started dating again, joined match.com, enjoyed a weekend in Sonoma, attended a Giants baseball game, went boating at Lake Berryessa… and knitted my fifteenth & sixteenth socks of 2011. Share a personal highlight from AUGUST to enter the Year … Continue reading

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YOSS2011 JUL 13&14/24

7.1-7.31.2011 Marched in the Penland 4th of July parade, hung out with my good friend, and awesome ceramic artist Veva Edelson (you have to check out her work),  joined the gymn… and knitted my thirteenth & fourteenth socks of 2011. … Continue reading

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YOSS2011 JUN 11&12/24

6.1-6.30.2011 Goodbye party for a friend, traveled to the east coast, hung out with my sister, attended a church reunion at Christmount, taught at Penland! and knitted the eleventh & twelfth (hand) sock of 2011. Share a personal highlight from … Continue reading

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Frogging Cashmere

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