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St. Valentine Sweetie Pie and Art Fest at 111 Minna

Happy Thursday, everyone! As we get closer and closer to the upcoming (and much needed) 3-day weekend, I wanted to post about this art/craft fest that I’ll be a part of in February.

It’s an arts and crafts festival which will be hosted by the San Francisco Pie Extremist Group. I know you’re probably thinking: What is that? Who are those people? Answers lie within this link.

Anyway, come out on Saturday, February 12th from 5-9pm for some great pie, art and handmade goodies. I’ll be selling special Valentine’s themed slippers and hats! For more info about the event and how to get yo’self to arguably one of the coolest galleries in San Francisco (in my opinion) click here.

Knitting with Kate

Oh, so many things to write about on this somewhat quiet Tuesday evening, but in efforts of trying to update this blog a little more, I’ll break it up into two entries… second half to come tomorrow! But for now, I met up with my good friend and fellow knit-enthusiast Kate earlier to catch up and also so I could absorb some of her knitting wisdom. read more »

I Heart Yarn

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Oh my goodness. Hats, hats and more hats are being created from my overflowing basket of yarn these days than in past years. I have Ravelry to thank for that, as lately I’ve become inspired by the plethora of quality patterns available there for affordable prices. I really, really recommend that everyone support independent knit and crochet pattern makers by purchasing your patterns on Ravelry or Etsy instead of seeking out free patterns. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love free patterns, but it’s really important for the DIY movement (and the REVOLUTION) to support our community of crafters, artists and creative thinkers. OK! Having said that, I just wanted to share what I have been working on. Nothing too too crazy or exciting, just new. Here we go! read more »

High-Five, Ravelry!

I’m sure many of my fellow lovers of needle crafts out there in internet-land have noticed that ravelry.com has a new and improved log-in screen. It’s pretty ridiculously adorable and well done. A big improvement over their previous log-in form on the right side of their busy homepage. This change makes the site look a lot more user-friendly and clean… and less intimidating for new knitters and crocheters.

What is ravelry? Well to those of you who are unfamiliar… you need to get with it! Just kidding. Or, half kidding. Ravelry was started a few years ago by a gal with a vision and a guy with great programming abilities. Together, they made Ravelry, a community of knitters and crocheters where you can interact, search for and download patterns, or purchase them. It’s a really great resource that I’m sure many of us would be lost without… or our projects wouldn’t be as awesome. I’ll have to post photos of my latest ravelry pattern purchases once I’ve finished them. I’ve been working on a lot of gifts lately… hopefully I’ll be able to get back to working on items for my shop soon. Anyway, I hope you’re all having a great weekend. Is it Monday tomorrow already?

Goals, Aspirations & Dreams for 2010

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1. I stumbled upon this “remix” of this British WWII poster today while searching for something totally unrelated and I sat and stared at it for a while. I love this. It isn’t so much a goal, but very good things to keep in mind. Don’t stress out. Life’s way too short. And also, never stop getting excited to create, whether it’s a hat, a tool shed in your backyard, or simply jotting down your thoughts in a journal. read more »