Category knitting tourism


Post Rhinebeck

Knitting friends, it’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks! We had Thanksgiving, and I hosted a visiting knitting friend for a few days, and then we both drove down to Rhinebeck for a long weekend of knitter frivolity, and then after some extended visiting with another knitter friend in the Rhinebeck posse I finally made […]

The goods

My Rhinebeck shopping this time around was fairly precise. I made a list going in, and stuck to it, and then stopped shopping and browsed and chatted and ate food the rest of the time. All good too, of course! I often get taken in by the pretty things and buy one or two skeins […]


If you should ever have the opportunity to attend a 4-day knitting conference (convention? I can never decide which one Sock Summit actually is), followed by a 6-day trip to San Francisco, I do recommend it. It’s especially recommendable if you can find knitters to visit with while you’re doing it, because that means that […]


Dear internet Am having lovely time traipsing around San Francisco. Spent two days artistically wandering around museums, parks, and urban landscapes, appreciating all of it muchly and being mostly unplugged from the internet. Today it turns out that two days of walking and artistic appreciation is my limit before I need a day of leisure […]

Filling the well

Well knitting friends, Sock Summit has come and gone for a second time. Good times were had by all, though I can attest that about 99% of us were pretty much saturated by Sunday. I think a naptime section of the Oregon Convention Centre would go over big. Maybe just a few sleeping mats and […]

“You can’t fight the light.”

So, if you should happen to have the chance to spend your birthday at a Sock Summit or similarly knitting oriented extravaganza, may I just take a moment to recommend it quite highly. Yesterday, I started with a “second breakfast” befitting the occasion (cupcake held from a purchase day before, from Cupcake Jones), did some […]

Still going, still good

One thing I learned from the last Sock Summit is that, for me at least, having knitting classes 4 straight days in a row is a recipe for being really really exhausted by Sunday afternoon. This time, I planned for that and allowed myself a day of no classes whatsoever on Friday. It worked out […]

“No way can I get 100s of people to do THAT.”

There’s that story about the daredevil who made a really crazy jump, and did it awesomely, and then crashed at the end of it and needed several casts and recovery time. And when they asked him if he would do it again he said no, because, “I really miss the first time.” Being at Sock […]

Let’s go

Yesterday I arrived in Portland just in time for the sun to go down, after a looooooong afternoon spanning all the time zones between Toronto and Portland. I was lucky enough to be on a direct flight which I was halfway convinced was actually just an illusion and that partway through the Captain would come […]

Just the right age for this, actually

Yesterday marked another year of the Toronto TTC Knitalong, an event that has changed hands from one set of organizers to another over time, and sees a slightly different yarn shop landscape every year in the city, but has been going strong for four or five years now. It is an excuse to roam the […]


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