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Why I Knit

Knitting brings us closer to the ones we love.  Whether in person, or the internet…knitting has brought me together with an amazing group of kindred spirits!  I can’t imagine life in here in Portland without my dear Caitlyn…and relaxing evenings at home knitting with my sister Kerry.    With the advent of Ravelry, I’ve even been able to “meet” knitters who I would have NEVER been able to otherwise.  (Like my yarn swap pal Katja from Norway!) Knitting brings me closer together with the sweet people whom I get to make things for!  As I knit, I often think of the wonderful woman who taught me how to knit and crochet in the first place…my Grandma Nell…even though she’s passed on…we have this connection through needles and yarn

Speaking of friends and kindred spirits…I have a new found love of sock yarn.  Due mostly,  to a certain, newly local, (Are you Local?!)  influence in my life…the insanely talented sock knitta and designer Star!  We have been having all kinds of adventures, and many of them of the yarn persuasion (of course!).  Before we left San Francisco for home, we decided  to have a  “YARN CRAWL”.  In one day we hit up Artfibers, Imaginknit, Atelier Yarns, and Greenwich Yarn.  I was a very, very good girl and made only one purchase the entire time.  Kyoto Yarn from Artfibers.  It GLOWS, and I cannot wait to finally get the camera cord (I’ve purchased and returned 3 that were supposed to fit and didn’t!!!) replaced to show you pictures of my newly acquired stash.

And since we’ve been back in Portland, we continued our Yarn Crawl at Twisted, where I scored some Blue Moon Fibers, Socks that Rock in the “Mustang Sally” colorway. I also squeezed in a skein of Louet Gems for a super secret swatch I’m making.   We took a quick peek inside the Yarn Garden,  and I just had to show her Knit/Purl downtown…For all of my “hard work” schlepping the few boxes she sent ahead of her, Star was so kind as to bestow upon me a very special gift of a skein of Wollmeise yarn!  I squealed in delight when I opened it!

Yip-pee-ki-i!

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