29 Aug 2012

Quilted RavenToday, I’m planning a couple of surprise bonuses for the Arctic Lace Luxury Yarn Club members! One will be something hand made in Alaska from the Quilted Raven yarn & fabric shop in Anchorage. If you’ve never been there, you don’t know what you’re missing. But you can see a lot on their website. Sensational Susan and I visited the shop at the start of our cruise last May, and we picked up a special token to remind us of our trip. We love these so much, we’ve decided to order one for each of the club members. I can’t tell you what it is, or it won’t be a surprise!

On the cruise we visited amazing places, and Susan and I will be sharing our thoughts and memories about each of these places with each project in the club.

  1. Anchorage: musk oxen, Yu’pik and Inupiat Eskimos
  2. Juneau: berries and bears, the history of Alaska, Russian influences
  3. Haines: forget me not and fireweed flowers, bald eagles, Alaska wildlife
  4. Glacier Bay: glaciers, snowflakes, the arctic and sub-arctic climate
  5. Ketchikan: fishing, Tlingit culture and totem poles
  6. Vancouver: forests, evergreen trees, mountains, city life

Anchorage is special to me, because it’s the home of the Oomingmak Knitter’s Co-operative, the supject of my book Arctic Lace, and the inspiration for this club. If it weren’t for the Oomingmak knitters, I never would have fallen in love with Alaska or visited this wonderful part of North America. I’m glad that the Alaska cruises I’ve been on have all started with a bus trip from Anchorage to Seward, so I get to visit this city every time I am up North. I can’t wait to share more of my experiences and memories with you starting next month.

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