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  • The City Parks Foundation
    There is music and theater in damn near every neighborhood of every borough this summer! CPF rocks! So you have NO excuse to say you're bored. Or can't travel.
  • Sundae Sermon
    Fantastic! Another outdoor party for families of ALL stripes. With DJ Stormin' Norman, Harlem's Don of the decks.

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Help for Yarn Addiction

  • The Yarn Company
    Yes! It's a new store, so you all former alienated needle-crafters can come back. Tavi (the new owner) has it going on!
  • The Yarn Tree
    Now online only, Linda is engaging in her true passion––reviving the fiber traditions of different cultures, to repair the rips in the global fabric.
  • I Knit, London
    A yarn shop with a licensed bar. When, New York, When?
  • Morris & Sons
    The largest needlecraft store in the Southern Hemisphere!
  • Knit It Now!
    Formerly Bonnie Triola. Bigger and better, and in the NOW.
  • Knitty City
    A community center that sells yarn. Or a yarn shop that's a community center––a win win either way!
  • Fibre Arts Yarn Shop
    Knit Cape May, NJ!
  • Downtown Yarns
    Rita's shop is STILL cool. The go to shop in the East Village.
  • School Products Co.
    For fantastic coned yarn, and shhh––affordable cashmere! Weavers take note. A warning––not for the newbie.
  • Smiley's Yarns
    Their recession busting sales are ALWAYS worth the trip to Queens!

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Friday, September 17, 2010

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Ava

Hey Sahara, I taught myself to spin on a drop spindle using silk. I didn't know it was supposed to be the hardest to spin! I love it best of all.

Per your comment on my blog - lots of people here knit in the summer, but I have to admit that my knitting mojo isn't as strong in the warmer months, despite the prevalence of bamboo, cotton, linen, and other warm-weather yarns! I've learned to just go with it.

I neglected to add that I hang stitch markers every 20 stitches when casting on. Perhaps because I use plastic markers, their placement doesn't keep the work from twisting, but it makes the counting easier. I have some weightier ones somewhere here so I'll try those. Thanks for the tip.

naomi dagen bloom

Great photo, Sahara! Silk spinning--you never stop taking on another challenge. When are you coming to PDX (notice that live traffic feed records me here/elsewhere as Salt Lake City--never been there). We're ready for you whenever...

Slow Clothes

Sounds incredible, I and can't wait to see photos of the finished product!

I'm hoping to learn to spin in the spring...planning to take a trip to Oaxaca, to Teotitlan del Valle and spend time there learning spinning and natural dyeing.

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