So, it’s all cold out and it’s supposed to snow here in loverly San Fran for the first time since 1976. Sure, lots of folks are posting pics from “the great snow,” but the Princess thought We should take a look at other things that were happenin’, and We mean HAPPENIN’, in 1976. San Francisco was a hotbed of hippies. Elvis was still alive. Lynard Skynard was thriving. And the knit and crochet fashions were something to behold. Remember, this was back in the day when ladies would happily knit full-on pant suits on tiny needles at the drop of a crocheted floppy sunhat. In other words, it was groovy, man, way groovy. Craft was in. And wouldn’t it be awesome to be snowed in so that one can indulge freely in the yarn arts all day without feeling like one has to go outside and play?
And now we come to two other points of Royal Business:
1) March is coming in like a crafting lion at our next Craft In next Thursday, March 3, at Borderlands Cafe, where the lighting is good, the coffee is strong, and you can wield your needles in public without shame.
2) We have passed the first of our mini-sweater trials and made it to the second round for eventual stop-motion FAME. We’re gonna live forever. This time it’s much tinier, much harder, and the People shall be amazed. We hope.
3) Stitches West was awesome and overwhelming, and cool. I particularly liked the little oldish man from the lace guild, who I was amazed wasn’t blind, his tatting was so tiny. But–We made some lovely contacts with independent dyers and spinners, and can’t wait to get some in the store. Oh yes, you’ll be seeing more of that, much more of that…Stay tuned, crafters.
Until then, we bid you good day. I said good day, Sir!