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  • The Yarn Company
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  • Downtown Yarns
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  • School Products Co.
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  • Smiley's Yarns
    Their recession busting sales are ALWAYS worth the trip to Queens!

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Saturday, September 16, 2006


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it doesn't take much for me to start missing new york. then i read this. i love the mother daughter shot. and ubaldo's sense of humor alone looks to be worth the plane ticket.

i can't ignore the refreshing diversity in your photos. a yarn gathering not monopolized by white females gives me hope that the class/racial [they tend to run together, don't they?] divide within the fiber arts is, though gradually, closing.

i'm not saying white females shouldn't attend yarn gatherings. i'm saying that this craft belongs to all of us, is an ancient practice that pre-dates euro-dominated fiber production because it pre-dates europe, and should be far more inclusive to the people of color that originated it without pressuring them to assimilate, regardless of how passive aggressive that pressure may be. the pervading lack of inclusion is everyone's fault.

there are also regional factors, much like with class and race, but the fundamental source is, essentially, personal. so i'm the only woman of color in the audience not only because of my neighborhood/city/state, but also because i didn't bring a woman or man of color with me.

thank you for this post, sahara. i'm delighted that fiber-related gatherings like this are happening. vive la différence.


Always fun to see what's up in NYC knitting via you! Maybe you will get our weather soon - it was 82 yesterday and 62 today!


Oh, it sounds like a great day and always fun to meet up with other blogfriends.


Peace~ I'm glad you had a good time! As for me, I'm at work right now, I'd rather be home relaxing!
I added a few new pics to my Blog.
Take Care~

SAZ aka Susan

Well this has me thinking I'm living on the wrong coast!


You blog makes me long to be in NYC. When next I visit, I'll be sure to pop in and see you. Your blog is so inspiring--it's like dropping in on an old friend.


Evelyn in D.C.


Didn't get to hang this weekend, but I be still trying... thanks for the pictures!


Okay, so once I buy my ticket to NY, can I stay with you?! Smile.
Wow! The events that happen in New York sound great. Almost make me want to leave the Florida sun and put on some boots and gloves and brave it your way - at least enough to enjoy some of these knitting events.

Knit on!


I loved that banner! I saw it and thought it was so amazing! The mother/daughter photo looks like it can be in a book. It so captures the momment. That weekend must've been the weekend to meet blogfriends. Did I tell you how much I loved your knitted dress that you wore at Knit Out & Crochet? It was hot!

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