As I sat down to write this post, I wondered if there were any famous baseball players with a documented love of fiber arts. You know, like Antti Koskinen, coach of the 2018 Finnish Olympic snowboarding team, who knit at the top of the slopes while his athletes were preparing for their runs in PyeongChang.
What inspires you? That's the theme of Google's 2018 children's doodle contest. How exciting that California's state winner is inspired by her family of knitters! The artists' name is still a secret, because voting is live now, but here's what he/she has to say about her doodle: "Just like the coziness of the blankets we knit, my family brings each other the warmth and love that supports all creativity..."
If you're driving the 405 between Mission Viejo and Fullerton, you're likely to see IZYKNIT on the freeway. We may not have a physical location yet, but we're present in the OC. Watch out, here we come!
Taking place over four days, from Thursday, April 19th through Sunday, April 22nd, LA Yarn Crawl 2018 brought together local yarn shops and fiber enthusiasts from all over Southern California. When Dave agreed to join me, he had no idea what he was getting into ... 19 local yarn shops in 2-1/2 days!
Izzy Knits is an idea that's been percolating since 2012. Finally, 6 years later, it's becoming a reality! Named after our dear Izzy (pictured above), Izzy Knits is your new home for knitting, weaving, and crochet.