This adorable pumpkin head is Will, two months old and wearing a hat knit by his Aunt Allison.
Who doesn’t have fond memories of making tents in the living room, under a blanket draped table with the sofa cushions, or a fort out in the back yard with tree branches and old boxes? The show T^nts at Rock Paper Scissors Collective in Oakland, explores this childhood preoccupation with work by our very own Marcie Farwell and Kurt Fausset.
The exhibition will be on display through October 26th at Rock Paper Scissors Collective, 2278 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland.
We have had some weather! This past Sunday at the Castro Street Fair was a glorious example of Indian Summer at its best. Here at the store, part of the summer was spent crocheting a coral reef with Marcie.
And photographing yarn in the sand, very appropriate with a name like Sea Silk.
This lace weight yarn comes to us from Hand Maiden Fine Yarn and it is made up of the unlikely combination of silk and seacell, a fiber derived from seaweed. It has made the rounds on knitting blogs and one beautiful example is Grumperina’s elegant Dolphin Lace Scarf. The colors are simply luminous, ranging from subtle monochromes, such as Mineral, to standouts like Popsicle.
But all good things must come to an end, and so must summer in San Francisco. With the smell of wood smoke accompanying the chill in the evening air, Autumn can only mean one thing: more knitting and more yarn!
Does your knitting need that extra flash that only glass beads bring? Well let us introduce you to Flurries, from Tili Tomas, an incredibly soft, hand dyed Australian merino wool, pre-strung with European glass beads. Available in a beautiful array of solids and subtle shades, this is sure to be the pick for that extra special project. From a luxe little baby hat with just one skein, to a lace scarf with two, it will please any recipient on your gift list. That’s not all, 100% wool means that it felts. Oh, the possibilities. Go ahead and indulge!
Always a favorite, we are pleased to add Opal to our ever expanding sock yarn selection. Color number 1432 is from the Hundertwasser Collection, based on the vibrant works of the Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. This yarn self-stripes for never a dull knitting moment.
Do you want to try something completely different? Then try knitting socks sideways! Knit along with nonaKnits wonderful Sidewinders. There are clear, step-by-step instructions, with helpful hints, all written in a warm style that makes you feel as if Nona is sitting right next to you, knitting her own pair, like a comfortable Elizabeth Zimmermann pattern.
Like what you see but don’t know where to begin? Try our beginner’s sock knitting class, starting this Wednesday at 7:00pm. Check our Class Schedule or call the store for more information.