Monthly Archives: June 2017

  • Lumberyard Deli, Houston AK- #craftcruises

    Posted on June 27, 2017 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog.

    Back on the bus, heading to Anchorage, we stopped in Houston, Alaska for lunch at the Lumberyard Deli.  Outside the deli, in the hall, local knitters and fiber artists set up a pop-up store for us.  Their warmth and friendliness were much appreciated, and we had a wonderful time!

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  • Traveling to Denali National Park and Preserve #craftcruises

    Posted on June 25, 2017 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog.

    We took the train to Denali, and it was a wonderful day. Great views, lots of time to visit and knit, and a wonderful breakfast in the dining car. We saw the Alaskan pipeline along the way, and had a wonderful stay in the Denali lodge.  Such a peaceful and relaxing place to be!

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  • 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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