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, fingerless mitts. 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 knitting the sleeves of a 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!

Find out who wins a pair of hand-knit socks!

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Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi Book Review

I’ve been knitting these cute miniature creatures for friends & family. Thumbs up review of Anna’s Hrachovec’s book.

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Love Bomb ~ Four Hundred Entries

Counting up all the entries for the Year Of Stash Sock Giveaway. Live drawing next Thursday. Who will win a pair of hand knit socks?!

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

I’ve knitted my 11th pair of socks in 2011. Enter the YOSS Giveaway by January 9, 2012 for your chance to win a custom, hand-knit pair of socks!

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

Knitted the 10th pair of socks in 2011, for the Year Of Stash Socks on Ravelry. Enter my YOSS giveaway to win a pair of hand-knit socks!

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YOSS2011 SEP 17&18/24

Knitted the 9th pair of socks of 2011, for the Year Of Stash Socks on Ravelry. Enter my YOSS giveaway to win a pair of hand-knit socks!

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Anthropologie Inspired Knitted Lace Neck Wrap ~ Pattern

A simple, free, lace knitting pattern inspired by a dress I bought at Anthropologie and a skein of vintage yarn.

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Knitted Neck Wrap Inspired by Anthropologie

Inspired by the style of Anthropologie, I’m creating a pattern for a neck wrap out of a half skein of vintage yarn I found while thrifting.

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The Alameda Yarn Shop Thursday Night Knitting Group

I remember the Thursday in April that I first rode my bike to the Alameda Yarn Shop. I was bored so I looked online for a local knitting group.

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YOSS2011 AUG 15&16/24

Knitted the 8th pair of socks of 2011, for the Year Of Stash Socks on Ravelry. Enter my YOSS giveaway to win a pair of hand-knit socks!

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YOSS2011 JUL 13&14/24

Knitted the 13th & 14th sock of 2011, for the Year Of Stash Socks on Ravelry. Enter my YOSS giveaway to win a pair of hand-knit socks!

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YOSS2011 JUN 11&12/24

Knitted the eleventh & twelfth sock of 2011, for the Year Of Stash Socks on Ravelry. Enter my YOSS giveaway to win a pair of hand-knit socks!

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Frogging Cashmere

Repurposing second hand, cashmere sweaters.

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