Yearly Archives: 2017

  • Northern Threads : Fairbanks, #craftcruises

    Posted on June 23, 2017 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog.

    The first yarn store we visited on the MuskOx and Glaciers land tour was the Northern Threads, in Fairbanks.  We were greeted by the store dogs carrying toys, which was absolutely charming.  This terrific store had a very impressive yarn and pattern inventory, as well as an enormous sewing and quilting section.  The yarn side […]

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  • Husky Homestead – Musk Ox land tour #CraftCruises

    Posted on June 20, 2017 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog.

    One of the highlights of the Land tour was our visit to the Husky Homestead, where Alaskan huskies are bred and trained to run.  The owner, Jeff King, has won the Iditarod 4 times, and his daughter gave us a guided tour.  The whole staff and dogs are one big family, and watching them all […]

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  • Arctic Qiviut – a fiber mill #craftcruises

    Posted on June 18, 2017 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog.

    Arctic Qiviut is owned by Vivian Osborn, who had a dream to create her own Qiviut yarn from scratch, the way she thought it should be done.  She likes Wild Qiviut fiber, shed from wild animals, and didn’t like sending her fiber far away to be spun into yarn.  She bought the necessary equipment, trained […]

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  • Musk Ox and Glaciers – Craft Cruise 2017

    Posted on June 17, 2017 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog.

    Bill and I just got back from a Big Adventure – a trip to Alaska with a few dozen knitters, spouses, family and friends arranged by CraftCruises.  I am invited to teach lots of places, which are all delightful.  Oddly enough, Bill wanted to join me on this one!  This was our very first CraftCruise, […]

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  • Knitmore girls

    Posted on April 9, 2017 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog, Classes.

    I don’t have as much time for podcasts as I used to, but I love the Knitmore Girls.  This mother-daughter duo cover a lot of ground, and it feels like they are speaking to me.  I share their sensibility on most issues, and the adventures of the next generation of their family are fun to […]

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  • Stash acquisition

    Posted on April 2, 2017 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog, Classes.

    Is there anything more delightful than acquiring new yarn? Bringing into your life more color, texture, and planning what to do with it?  My life as a knitting instructor takes me to incredible events with yarn markets that place so much potential in my path.  Resistance is futile. Apparently at Stitches West I was in […]

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  • Lucet joy

    Posted on March 26, 2017 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog, Classes.

    I am having great fun with my Lucet braiding tool.  For the first time, I taught a class on Lucet, at Madrona, and it was a lot of fun!  This is such a great tool for braiding.  Check out the Lucet tool at StitchDiva.com Several years ago I knit a pile of cranberries and popcorn, […]

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  • Pussyhats Galore!

    Posted on March 19, 2017 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog.

    I have been continuing to knit Pussyhats, and they find homes as soon as they are off the needles.  The local stores are OUT of pink yarn, so I have been ordering pink yarn from wherever I can find it on the internet.  I look for Super-bulky acrylic, to keep the cost down and for […]

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  • The Drop Spindle experiment

    Posted on March 7, 2017 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog.

    I’ve tried spinning, a few times.  It never went particularly well. My most successful experience was using a friend’s spinning wheel, which was fun, meditative, and fed my love of handmade wooden tools.  But 1) it was pretty big, 2) my husband noted that I already had a lot of yarn and really didn’t need […]

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  • The Pussy Hat Project

    Posted on January 15, 2017 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog.

    The Pussy Hat Project was conceived by Kat Coyle,  as a way for crafters to actively create a unifying symbol as well as a useful object to wear during Women’s marches happening all over the country on the weekend of Inauguation.  The project has grown significantly and taken on a life of its own, and […]

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