Tuesday, October 28, 2008

green


there's something about green. It goes with everything, seriously. I once had a pair of dark green flats, with a slightly pointy toe, that went with everything I owned. It sounds weird, but it's true.
This polka dot fabric is one of my favorites, and of course, very hard to find. I have a secret supplier, but it took a lot of research and digging.
Still deciding what crafty direction I want to go in... I always love making clothes, but that's hard to do online, since everyone's body is different. I would like to do something on a small scale, like toys, or needlebooks, housewares. Something that has variations, though. I don't like to do the exact same thing over and over again.
Also, my friend Kelly taught me how to knit last year, and I know the very basics, but I've been looking for a knitting group I could join to sort of hone my skills. Kelly is a knitter extraordinaire, but with a 3 year old in tow, it's hard for her to be a knitting teacher also! I found this really comprehensive list on another local blog, so I'm going to check some of them out:
culled from various sources...
this is my list of Omaha area knitting groups located in public areas.

Mondays:
The Blair Stitch Project
Washington County Extension Office
1718 Washington Street
Blair, Nebraska
Beginner knitters and crocheters start at 5:30-7:00
Advanced and beyond meet from 7:00-8:30

Tuesdays:
Sit n Knit
String of Purls
Countryside Village
8721 Shamrock Road
Omaha, Nebraska
10am-12noon

Tuesdays:
Hooks & Needles
Mangelsen's
Westgate Plaza
3457 South 84th St
Omaha, Nebraska 68124
6:30pm-8:30pm

SECOND Tuesdays:
Knit Night
Borders Bookstore Cafe
Shadow Lakes Towne Center
7775 Olson Drive
Papillion, NE 68046
7pm-9pm SECOND Tuesday every month

FOURTH Tuesdays:
Plattsmouth Purls
Plattsmouth Public Library
401 Avenue A
Plattsmouth, NE, 68048
6pm-8pm FOURTH Tuesday every month
Kids welcome

Wednesdays:
Whole Foods & Fibers
Whole Foods Cafe
10020 Regency Circle
Omaha, NE
6-8 pm

Thursdays:
Sit n Knit
String of Purls
Countryside Village
8721 Shamrock Road
Omaha, Nebraska
3pm-8pm

Saturdays:
NE Knit & Crochet Guild
W Dale Clark Library
215 South 15 Street
Omaha NE
10:00am - 2:00pm

thanks jeepchick!
Hopefully I can attend some of these, because I really want to be better at knitting (I want to learn to knit in the round)

2 comments:

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

i too am a big fan of green... fresh... juicy color!

and you know how to knit... oh would would so run with that... wish i had the coordination! :)

your friend jessica! said...

I could never figure out 'in the round'. I love knitting hats - doing it in the round would be like a dream!