Monthly Archives: February 2012

Pashmina

Today I walked on Grant Avenue through San Francisco’s Chinatown and was met with  what seemed to be hundreds of colorful scarfs dangling in the wind.  As the pictures show, they were labeled as 100% Pashmina, and the prices were … Continue reading

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Foucault & Fiber

Though I had several theory classes while an undergraduate at Berkeley, it wasn’t until I was a grad student taking a theory class on post-modern feminism that I was introduced to Michel Foucault and his exploration of resisting power.  I still … Continue reading

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Slow Clothes/Slow Fibers

The “slow food” movement interests me. Indeed, Thor and I endeavor to buy local and seasonal produce. I have started canning again – something that was part of my regular chores growing up. All of this has a price, though. … Continue reading

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Swatching at Artfibers

I just discovered Artfibers in San Francisco (www.artfibers.com). Soon after arriving in SF I discovered I lost 2 of my 5 sock needles (on which I had a project) en route! Yelp directed me to the nearest yarn store: Artfibers. … Continue reading

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Back to Yarns

I’m going back to my yarns … tomorrow definitely will be my last day canning for a while.  While it is time consuming and laborious, I have always said canning isn’t hard.  So today I wondered why it seemed so … Continue reading

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Ripping Out

Tonight I am ripping out a wool sweater-jacket I knit for one of the grandchildren. My daughter picked out the pattern, and I modified it slightly (neither of us liked the original sleeves). Finished, however, I realized it was not … Continue reading

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Taking a Break

This picture undoubtedly gives a clue as to what’s been taking me away from weaving and knitting the last couple of days.  Each of the boxes contains 20 pounds of fruit:  Bosc pairs (80 lbs.) and Granny Smith apples (40 … Continue reading

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