Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Knitting on Zoom/ Staying Connected

More Zoom knitting  

In addition to meeting with a group from my class at Vintage House in Sonoma, I have been zoom knitting with others as well.   Over the years there have been various groups of knitters group in town.  We have met at Pubs, Parks and Churches.   There was no question that meeting together would be part of our Covid life, but the only way to do it was via Zoom.   My local friends (and those who have moved away) and I met weekly for a few hours...knitting or crocheting, sharing our lives and helping each other out not only with knitting tips but with emotional support.. we know that we have each other as friends.  Soon we will be meeting at the Pub..lunch outside, masks on and together.  

So I thought, what about those life long friends who knit....shall we meet also?    So yes, we have been meeting..once or twice a month.   It's been wonderful..and knitting had helped my friends refocus and create some calm in their lives.   It may be a long while til we are together again but that's OK, I get to see them now.   

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Knit Happens Again

Sonoma Vintage House Live "Knit Happens" began May 11th.   

We have been  Zoom knitting over the last year+ and it has been wonderful to share time, tips and techniques with the group.   In addition to knitting (or crochet) we have kept each other company, made connections and created a way to socialize.   It's been wonderful to have an event to look forward to.

Now we have the opportunity to go live again.   People gather together and I troubleshoot issues and answer questions about knitting/crochet.  We will be meeting outside (as weather permits), masks on, hands washed/sanitized and ready to knit or crochet.    There will be limited space and everyone must sign up ahead of time...no walk ins.      Class will meet from 10:30 to Noon on Tuesdays.   

If you are in Sonoma on a Tuesday, please join me.    Knit Happens on Tuesdays 10:30 to Noon

Saturday, May 01, 2021

Favorite Yarn Shops Bay Area

So Happy to say that Sonoma has a new yarn shop!!!!!!

Noma Knits is fulfilling our dreams of having a local shop back in town.  https://nomaknits.com
Our local knitters are very happy to see Marie's smiling face and the beautiful shop she has created.   

Wouldn't you love to shop here???  There is a coffee shop right next door and the library across the street.   Oh and did I tell you...it's located 3 blocks from my home....Love it.   

In addition to yarns by Berroco, MadTosh, Manos de Uruguay you will find locally sourced yarns and of course all the other needles and notions you will need to complete your project.  

There is an On-line shop and you can find Noma Knits on Facebook and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/nomaknits/.   

The shop is located at 
730 W Napa St., Sonoma California 

Hope to see you there.....

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Knitting for Food- April 11, 2021

Happy Earth Day

On April 11th, I spend the entire day crocheting hats and it was all for a great cause.    "Knit for Food" 12 hour knit-athon was created by Laura Nelkin. With the input, assistance and work of an amazing group of people, over $270,000 was raised to be donated to the following organizations:

World Central Kitchen

Meals on Wheels

Team No Kid Hungry

Feeding America 

It was a great day and I know that so much work went into organizing and running the day.   Thank you everyone for all you did.    There was a Zoom meeting for most of the day, great presentations and togetherness.   I know that the plan is to hold this event again next year (maybe March) and I'm ready to sign up.   

I  Zoomed with my donors during the day.. and everyone asked how I was holding up..fatigue?  Hand pain?   The thing is I felt great...no pain, loads of energy..  that's what doing for others does for you!!!

Perhaps you want to join in next year to knit or make a donation.   This was so gratifying and up lifting and I will share info about 2022 when it comes available.    

What I finished:  

A special treat