Tuesday, May 30, 2006

SF- Show Your Sticks in 2006

Saturday, June 10th is World Wide Knit in Public Day. San Francisco will be showing off their sticks in Union Square from 11am until 1pm. Find out more here I so think the Chicks need to represent!
The only thing you might want to bring besides your knitting, is a
jacket. The Macy's food court is nearby for food, drinks, and
wash rooms. Public transportation is recommended as parking
prices are high. There's also lots of shops around for your
browsing pleasure, and if it rains they provide coverage.

Point Reyes - Knitters Retreat 2006

Skein Lane in El Cerrito hosts an annual Knitters retreat at the Marconi Center near Point Reyes. Registrations are open right now for their September retreat. Retreat instructor will be Nancy Bush (Socks on the Road and Vintage Socks).

The retreat info is as follows:

Day/Date/Time: September 8-10, 2006
Fees: Triple occupancy rooms - $300 per participant

Fee includes room for 2 nights, meals (Culinary Institute Chefs) Fri evening through Sun noon, and instructor Nancy Bush

Location: Marconi Conference Center

Near Point Reyes Station, in Marin County

Here are a couple of shots from last years retereat

Friday, May 26, 2006

Knit Flicks

Best in Show
Originally uploaded by katbaro.
Noe Knit on 24th Street in San Francisco hosts a monthly movie night called Knit Flicks. They even have a silver screen! The next movie is Best in Show on Wednesday, May 31 at 7:00pm. Seating is first come first serve & some people bring their own folding chairs or pillows. Of course everyone brings their knitting. Its really great fun!

Monday, May 22, 2006

knit (or crochet) in public in the south bay

June 10 is National Knit in Public Day, so if you live in the South Bay come join me at Memorial Park in Cupertino (across the street from DeAnza College) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket if you like. Within walking distance are Jamba Juice, Togos, and Coffee Society at the Oaks shopping center. I'll have a table with a sign!


Sunday, May 21, 2006

Silicon Valley Stitchers

The Silicon Valley Stitchers is a group of women in the South Bay who meet every Thursday evening from 7 - 9 at the Coffee Society in the Pruneyard. Knitters, crocheters, quilters, embroiders, all are welcome to join our small but friendly group. All skill levels are encouraged.

This Thursday, the 25th, we will be starting our very first Knit-A-Long by attempting the Branching Out scarf from Knitty.

If you'd like to find out more about our group please feel free to drop me an e-mail (Sakkasie@hotmail.com) and in return I'll send you an invite to join our Yahoo group.

Happy Stitchin'!

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Weekend Sale @ Knitting Arts

15% Off Storewide
30 - 40% Off Additional
Selection of Merchandise

The entire store is 15% off - new arrivals, old favorites, hard-to-get yarns, knitting bags, needles, books, purse handles, buttons and more - a great opportunity for that special Mother's Day gift!

Plus we've taken selected yarns and marked them down 30 - 40%, with quantities enough to make shawls, sweaters, tops, afghans, scarves, and more.

All Prism Yarns 30% off!!

So think summer tops, capelets, and scarves as well as your projects for Fall for HUGE savings.

Shop early for the best selection. Doors open at 10am Saturday, May 14th.

Store hours during the 2-day sale:
Saturday, May 13th -- 10am - 6pm
Sunday, May 14th -- 10am - 6pm

We do not punch Stash Cardsduring the sale, however, we are glad to redeem fully punched cards for your $20 off.

We are unable to wind yarn during the sale. We will be glad to wind your yarn after hours and have it available for you at a specified time.

Thank you for your understanding!

Knitting Arts
14554 Big Basin Way, Saratoga CA 95070

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Live in the Tri-Valley- East Bay? Stuck in Traffic? Come Knit With Us!

The Tri Valley Knitters meet every Thursday night from 7 to 9 p.m. at "That Yarn Store" located at 7164 Regional Street, in Dublin (across from Mervyn's plaza). We are a fun and relaxed knitting group, and all skill levels are welcome. So come and knit with us!

If you need directions, email me at cpurl17 AT hotmail DOT com!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Mother's Day Sale

Full Thread Ahead is having a sale for Mother's Day - details on the website.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Open House at West Valley Alpacas

This might be more spinning related than knitting related, but I thought I would share:

You’re invited to our annual
West Valley Alpacas Open House!

Sunday, May 7, 12 Noon - 4 PM

19190 Road 87B, Esparto, CA

Meet our herd & learn all about alpacas! See shearing, spinning & other demonstrations. The store will be open & we'll have raffles, prizes & refreshments. No charge. Rain or shine!

For more information, contact Pat Meade or Jon Robbins:

530-662-8630 • mail@westvalleyalpacas.com • www.westvalleyalpacas.com

Unfortunately I can't make it - so someone go and tell me how fun it was!

Thursday, May 04, 2006


Saturday, June 10th is World Wide Knit in Public Day. That means that you grab your needles, and some yarn, and knit where the public can see you. This is the second year it's being held, and I'm eager to hang out with a slew of other knitters.

Hi, my name is Kathryn, and I live in San Francisco. I'm the organizer (along with Kathy of the Noe Valley Chicks with Sticks) of the event.

Here's the rundown: we will meet (and knit!) in Union Square from 11am to 1pm. Please bring a hat, a jacket and sunscreen to protect you from the elements. If you have a lightweight folding chair, please bring it- we're not sure what the seating will be like. One last thing: please patronize muni; the parking is pricey, and bussing it is good for the environment. (Check out sfmuni.com for a trip planner.)

You can tell us you're coming, too! Check out our blog for more info.


Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Jo Sharp at Noe Knit!

A conversation with designer Jo Sharp.

Jo Sharp is not only a pattern designer, but also has her own line of yarns. Silk Road Ultra, Silk Road Aran, and the beautiful Rare Comfort Mohair are among our very best sellers. While color has always been the primary influence in Jo’s work, the creation of wearable designs that are within reach of the ability of most hand knitters has also influenced her design direction.

Jo's presentation will be on the less formal side. She will talk to us about the process of design, and about where she draws her inspiration from. The seats at this event will be limited. Please call early to register. 415-970-9750

Where & When

Noe Knit
3957 24th Street
San Francisco, California 94114
June 18, 2006
4:00 - 6:00 pm