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February 23, 2006

Anywhere and Everywhere

Where does nona knit?  Anywhere and everywhere -- thanks to my Lantern Moon Taffeta Bag

nonaKnits while waiting for the pot to boil.
See the Taffeta Bag hanging from my arm?  It holds the yarn!

The story of my Taffeta Bag is also a story of the mimetic desire -- you know, I want it because you have it.  In the Uncommon Thread's booth last weekend at Stitches, I had the pleasure of working with Sandi Rosner.  Sandi is the author of Not Just Socks and Not Just More Socks, the owner of the Knitting Workshop in Sebastopol, and a lovely person.  While working the booth, Sandi -- with a Taffeta Bag holding her yarn gracefully draped over her arm -- casually knit a sock.  nona was impressed, nona was jealous, nona succumbed to mimetic desire, nona bought one of those Taffeta Bags, and now I too can knit a sock while on the go.      

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How clever! And it reminds me that, when my sister got married the first time, Mom made us bridesmaids taffeta skirts. And with the leftover fabric, she made us each a little bag. I think it had a drawstring, but it would probably work. The question, of course - where is it??? (Oh, and don't get that yarn too close to the open flame!)

Posted by: janna | Feb 23, 2006 8:44:40 PM

Ah yes - the seductive call of the taffeta bag. I know it only too well ... I have 3 of them!

Posted by: Beth | Feb 23, 2006 8:56:24 PM

i have seen them before but never been attracted to them... until now! i want to knit everywhere as well, though i do... but i want a taffeta bag!

Posted by: cori w | Feb 23, 2006 9:02:10 PM

I love this idea, and am always one to use something I already have to suit the purpose, so I have re-purposed the cool black pouch with a drawstring that contained the accessories for the Bose wave CD player purchased for DH last year. It works great!

Posted by: abbie | Feb 24, 2006 7:27:36 AM

You've just taken knitting to a higher level with tafetta and right beside the stove too!

Posted by: erin | Feb 24, 2006 7:31:39 AM

Well, huh! I have always wanted something in taffeta, and that sounds a whole lot more practical than a huge skirt with nylon net petticoats underneath!I have an el cheapo knitting bag that I sling over my arm, or even better, over the grips on the treadmill so I can knit (simple stuff) while walking. BTW, I love your Spiral Madness Scarf pattern....I am making one in Pittsburgh Steeler colors! Thanks!

Posted by: Jenny | Feb 24, 2006 2:30:19 PM

I must have been really tired when I answered the decision question. I meant to say striping and the same rib. I don't know why my answer didn't sound weird when I wrote it. Oh well. I am sure it will turn out just great.

Posted by: Micky | Feb 24, 2006 2:45:31 PM

I hadn't seen that before. SO PRETTY!

Posted by: Vicki | Feb 24, 2006 6:12:06 PM

Here's where being a sewer is quite handy! I saw those and immediately thought "I could make one out of my stash", then did so immediately. Of course, I made it up as a gift and haven't made another for *me*, but I think that will be remedied quickly ;-)

Posted by: Kathy | Feb 25, 2006 7:37:31 PM

oh, that looks so tempting. maybe i could get more knitting time in if lynette had that taffeta bag. ;)

Posted by: lynette | Feb 26, 2006 6:12:47 AM


THe nurse, wife of firefighter, sees that sock way to close to the stove. Please, stop making me nervous NONA

Posted by: kathy b | Feb 26, 2006 7:55:58 PM

P.s. Nona: I posted another fingerless on friday on irisheyes. Fuzzy and fun.

Posted by: kathy b | Feb 26, 2006 7:56:56 PM

P.s. Nona: I posted another fingerless on friday on irisheyes. Fuzzy and fun.

Posted by: kathy b | Feb 26, 2006 7:56:56 PM

Nona, I've known about your blog for a while thanks for lots of nona blog links and a google on short rows, but seeing that you know of Uncommon Threads and possible refer to it as your LYS blew my mind. I thought, "I might have MET Nona and not even know it! Auuugh!"

I keep on resisting the call of the taffeta bag, only because my dpns can puncture nylon and would no doubt make short work of a taffeta bag. Perhaps an order for an LL Bean mini canvas bag is in order.

-freecia, who shops at Uncommon Threads AND works at Full Thread Ahead (the new store @ 169 Main St) in Los Altos. Freecia likes her yarn, oh yes she does.

Posted by: freecia | Feb 28, 2006 2:27:54 PM

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