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Jan in CA
10-30-2006, 08:56 PM
We have a small group, but would love to have more. If you live nearby and would like to join us let me know!

dink
03-20-2007, 06:23 PM
Anyone else around Orange County?? :X: :woot:

Jan in CA
03-21-2007, 01:35 PM
Hi Melissa, I responded to your PM.

:happydance:

dink
03-21-2007, 04:49 PM
I'm sad that I won't be able to make it to any of your knitting groups. :pout:

There's GOT to be more people around the Orange County area on here....riiiiiiiight?? :shrug:

CarmenIbanez
03-21-2007, 04:51 PM
Not Orange County. But Palm Springs. Which is practically down the street by SoCal standards!

dink
03-21-2007, 06:06 PM
Not Orange County. But Palm Springs. Which is practically down the street by SoCal standards!

You're about an hour and a half or so from my neck of the woods then. :blooby:

CarmenIbanez
03-22-2007, 11:42 AM
We need a plan. Even if it is just the three of us. We should find a location and get together!

dink
03-22-2007, 12:04 PM
I think so. Somewhere in the middle. And well, because I'm a newbie to knitting, and a newbie in the area (only a SoCal resident for about 3 months now), I'm not all that familiar with good "in-between" areas. But, I think we should try something, even if it's just a handful of times a month. (considering that gas is now going up 3-5 cents a day it seems :!!!: :!!!: :!!!: )

CarmenIbanez
03-22-2007, 12:09 PM
Where is JAN? Hello JAN? I have tried to schedule something before. It didn't work. :-)

So, let's think of something and sometime. I am Spring break the second week of April!

Jillle
03-22-2007, 12:11 PM
I'm in San Diego. That's only an hour away from OC. I would be willing to drive up. What day are you thinking about?

Jillle
03-22-2007, 12:15 PM
Andee, I know. I remember you tried to plan something last year. I flaked out. :oops: Too much going on for awhile. But, I'm ready now! :cheering:
Maybe we could meet in Temecula. Is that about an hour away for everyone?

dink
03-22-2007, 12:28 PM
Well, Thursday's are out for a few more weeks because of knitting. And I'm an 8-5'er/40 hr a week with work. Also, Over Easter weekend my parents & brother are flying in from Chicago (where I'm originally from) so those days (I think it's Thurs-Tues) are out.

Anyone have specific days that do/do not work out?


edit, anyone a part of the Stitch 'N Bitch groups? Found these while search around last night:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SnB-OrangeCounty/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AllThingsString/

Jan in CA
03-22-2007, 02:07 PM
I'm here! We've got a ton of stuff coming up with 2 college graduations... And I don't like to drive really except in my own neck of the woods. :teehee: We can probably figure something out though.

CarmenIbanez
03-22-2007, 03:13 PM
I'm sure we can drive to you. :-)

Jillle
03-23-2007, 02:44 PM
I have no problem with driving to OC. My step daughter lives there. What were you thinking...weekend or weekday?

dink
03-27-2007, 01:33 PM
Hi Ladies! :waving: Do any of you buy yarn locally from a yarn shop besides Michael's/JoAnn's? (if you even buy yarn there). I'm just trying to look for a few shops around. I know there's Yarn Lady in Laguna Hills, as well as another shop in Costa Mesa/Santa Ana, that just went up called The Sheared Sheep. I haven't been to either, but then again, I haven't really made anything besides a scarf either.

I know that a lot of people just end up buying their stuff online. But for those that can't wait (sometimes like me), I thought that I would ask!

Jillle
03-27-2007, 09:04 PM
We have some nice (expensive) LYS's near where I live. Depending on what I want or need, I'll either go there, or Michaels or shop online.

Online is usually less expensive and the last time I ordered it only took two or three days to arrive. I'm making a sweater, so I needed 11 balls of yarn. Much, much cheaper online.

dink
03-30-2007, 12:29 PM
:waving: Just wanted to say to everyone ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!

:blooby: :woot: :sun:

I probably won't get much knitting in, as I'll be cleaning for my parents who are coming next Thursday, and my car, though I got new brakes, is still screaching every time I break :wall: :!!!: So that'll be another fun thing this weekend. And taxes....really need to work on that! :doh:

HAVE FUN!


edit---anyone think of some different ideas I can do with my parents? I'll be working 1/2 days on Friday & Monday (I need $$$) so any decent 1/2 day ideas? I'm going to send them off to the beach and meet them there more than likely Friday. But for the rest of the weekend, I've got no clue, since I really haven't explored SoCal either since moving here. Thanks! :hug:

Jillle
03-30-2007, 02:06 PM
Thanks Dink! Hope you enjoy your time with your parents. The weather is soooo nice!

You could drive down to San Diego and go to the Zoo or visit Coronado. Its a beautiful drive over the Coronado Bridge and then a cute town. The Hotel Del Coronado is worth looking at. Then there's La Jolla, which has nice shops and restaurants.

Have you been to Balboa Island in the OC. That's a fun place to walk around.

Whatever you choose, hope you have fun!

dink
04-02-2007, 01:18 PM
I was thinking about spending a day in San Diego. It is beautiful there. I've only been there once for a Padres game, so I haven't been to the Zoo, or Coronado. Haven't been to Balboa either. I haven't been "out" since I moved here. Seemed like I did all the fun stuff while I was visiting, and now that I'm actually here, I do nothing! :doh:

I doubt that we'll go to the Zoo or Sea World. I'd love to at some point, but right now, my foot is still a little black and blue (the toes are taped), so I don't want to be walking all day).

Are there any museums? How about the Mission at San Juan Capistrano?

Thanks for the help! Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. Me, I definately enjoyed the :sun: .... maybe a little too much!

Jillle
04-02-2007, 02:10 PM
The Mission at San Juan Capistrano is a nice trip. Last Mother's Day we took the train up. It drops you right by the Mission. The gardens are beautiful there too.
Glad you are enjoying the :sun: . It was a beautiful weekend.

dink
04-03-2007, 06:39 PM
Anyone know of a cheap (we're not talking Motel 6, but cheaper than the Hyatt) Hotel in San Diego? My parents and I may head down there for the weekend. I'm going to give them the choice of what they'd like to do, and though we could drive down maybe Friday night & stay, then enjoy Saturday there. Only problem...hotel on a Friday night. :??

And of course, then some lovely ideas in San Diego! (Besides the Zoo & Sea World)

You guys are the BEST!

Jan in CA
04-04-2007, 01:31 PM
Here's a few things to do somewhat locally and of course there are plenty more.

Bower's Museum (http://www.bowers.org/) in Santa Ana
Laguna Art Museum (http://www.lagunaartmuseum.org/) in Laguna Beach
Discovery Science Center (http://64.143.71.42/) in Santa Ana
Aquarium of the Pacific (http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/) in Long Beach
Downtown Disney (http://disneyland.disney.go.com/disneyland/en_US/moreMagic/landing?name=DowntownDisneyLandingPage&bhfv=2&bhfx=9.0%20%20r28&bhqt=1&bhqx=7.0.4&bhsp=798412&bhrf=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Ddo wntown%2Bdisney%26start%3D0%26ie%3Dutf-8%26oe%3Dutf-8%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&bhqs=1) It's by Disneyland, but not in it so it's free to walk around the stores and restaurants. Weekends usually have some music on the walkway.

DH said the waterfront adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center is cool. It has an old sailing ship and exhibits.

CarmenIbanez
04-04-2007, 01:54 PM
Anyone know of a cheap (we're not talking Motel 6, but cheaper than the Hyatt) Hotel in San Diego?

A lot of the hotels have online deals. My favorite hotel there is the Hotel Del Coronado, which is normally a little expensive. But if you check their site online, they have some good weekend deals.

dink
04-04-2007, 02:05 PM
Thanks for all your help!

I'm going to send an email to my parents hopefully this afternoon with all ideas and have them choose.

My boyfriend is thinking of Catalina for a day too. Or the Wild Animal Park. I guess we'll just see.

Thanks for all the ideas. I appreicate it! :muah: Of course, I'll letcha know what we end up doing.


eta- Checked out the Discovery Center. Bubble Fest is going on! :blooby:

Check out this picture. I had to laugh. The one little boy doesn't look too thrilled:

http://64.143.71.42/exhibits/assets/kidsInBubble1.jpg

Jillle
04-04-2007, 04:19 PM
Here are a couple more ideas in San Diego.
Balboa Park (http://www.balboapark.org/) for museums, theaters and gardens. A must visit, if you come to San Diego.
Birch Aquarium (http://aquarium.ucsd.edu/) great aquarium, with beautiful views of La Jolla.

Also, I agree with Hotel Del Coronado. (I was married there!)

dink
04-04-2007, 04:27 PM
Here are a couple more ideas in San Diego.
Balboa Park (http://www.balboapark.org/) for museums, theaters and gardens. A must visit, if you come to San Diego.
Birch Aquarium (http://aquarium.ucsd.edu/) great aquarium, with beautiful views of La Jolla.

Also, I agree with Hotel Del Coronado. (I was married there!)

I'd love to go to the Hotel Del, only...well, not really with my parents! :teehee:

I may check out Balboa too! Thanks

dink
04-05-2007, 11:29 AM
I just have to quick tell someone that my boyfriend, is simply wonderful. He's been helping me with ideas (along with you guys) for things to do with my parents while they are here. This morning, in my email, I wake up to see that he booked reservations @ the San Diego Marriott Marina. (I saw that and almost started to :crying: ) He also has an intinerary for us. Pretty much down to the day & what would be good suggestions. Have I mentioned that I love this man? :inlove: (He also was the one who started me on knitting...with a birthday gift of yarn, needles, and lessons)

I know everyone says this about their guy---I couldn't be more blessed to have someone like him.

Alright, that's my little "I love my man" plug :teehee:

Also in exciting news, I bought myself yarn for my first ever Booga Bag! :happydance:

dink
04-06-2007, 11:01 AM
Just wanted to say to everyone....enjoy your weekend. And Carmen, enjoy SPRING BREAK :woot:

http://desktoppublishing.com/clipart/easter/hoppy-easter.jpg

dink
04-09-2007, 11:13 AM
:waving:

Jan in CA
04-09-2007, 04:46 PM
:waving: :teehee:

dink
04-10-2007, 11:30 AM
How was everyone's weekend?

laurabee86
04-12-2007, 01:41 AM
I'm in the san bernardino area if anyone else is :shrug:

Jillle
04-12-2007, 11:29 AM
I'm still open to a meet up. Carmen, Jan, Dink. Laura??? Anyone else?

dink
04-12-2007, 12:03 PM
I was going to ask if anyone had any further thoughts on meeting sometime. I'm game.

Thursdays are no good since that's my knitting class, and I work the typical 8-5 gig. Weekends are hit and miss, but if something is set up, I'll be there for sure.

dink
04-16-2007, 07:01 PM
I signed up for the knitters group over at http://knitting.meetup.com/

There's actually a group in my town, which, if I get enough courage, I might attend. But, I thought I'd toss out the website, considering most of us are close, but still "far" from each other too. Something might just be a little more local. :) However, I'd still like to see if we can't get something once a month going.

dink
04-20-2007, 01:16 PM
Wow we are an active bunch :passedout:

Jillle
04-20-2007, 11:20 PM
Wow we are an active bunch :passedout: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

dink
06-13-2007, 03:13 PM
:poke: :hiding: :poke:

MamaJeane
11-05-2009, 04:18 PM
Anyone around Laguna Hills? I'm old and kinda crippled so I can't drive as far as Palm Springs or San Diego. My age and condition, I consider that a long way. :waving:

Jan in CA
11-05-2009, 05:23 PM
Uh yeah.... I'm IN Laguna Hills!

I meet at the Yarn Lady every Friday at about 5pm. Technically social knitting is from 6-8, but some of us get there early. I don't know if you know yet, but the store was moved last July and has a new owner. Here's the website and address. I will definitely be there tomorrow (11/6). My name is Jan Lewis.
http://www.yarnlady.com/contact.html

If this doesn't work for you PM me and maybe we can arrange another time to meet. :thumbsup: I'm leaving next Tuesday for a week to visit my daughter in Wash DC, but normally I'm home a lot and would love to meet you.

aqueous18
01-05-2010, 04:30 PM
I'm new to the forum, but I live in Rancho Santa Margarita. Trying to get together with some more experienced knitters!

Jan in CA
01-05-2010, 05:47 PM
I'm new to the forum, but I live in Rancho Santa Margarita. Trying to get together with some more experienced knitters!

Welcome, aqueous! See my post above yours for info on our social knitting at the Yarn Lady in Laguna Hills. :thumbsup:

aqueous18
01-07-2010, 12:47 PM
I hope I can make it one of these times. I work until 9 every Friday :(

Feef
06-16-2010, 05:07 PM
I'm not in O.C. but I'm not far from there. I'm in Alta Loma -- just moved home 3 months ago after being gone from southern CA for 13 years.

:woohoo:

Jan in CA
06-16-2010, 06:58 PM
I'm not in O.C. but I'm not far from there. I'm in Alta Loma -- just moved home 3 months ago after being gone from southern CA for 13 years.

:woohoo:

You need to fix your profile then! :teehee: Alta Loma is really pretty far from me, I'm in south Orange County. There's probably an LYS near you and maybe they have a social knitting group!

Feef
06-16-2010, 07:17 PM
You need to fix your profile then! :teehee: Alta Loma is really pretty far from me, I'm in south Orange County. There's probably an LYS near you and maybe they have a social knitting group!

LOL thanks for the reminder...done!

nicole24252
04-01-2012, 12:56 PM
Hi, Just started to learn 2 days ago and was shown the english way but like the look of the videos here, for the continental way. Easier said than done and wondering if that way is just hard for right handed people or not. I'm in L. Niguel and see there might be a few of us in this area. PM if you'd like to get together.
?? Does the Yarn Lady charge to join the social knitting stuff? The only time I've been there since it opened was when I was crocheting a project. While a very nice store it's not really set up for crocheters in terms of books or patterns but the yarn was devine!
So anyway, if this is still a looked at thread, let me know.
Thx, Nicole

Jan in CA
04-01-2012, 05:29 PM
?? Does the Yarn Lady charge to join the social knitting stuff? The only time I've been there since it opened was when I was crocheting a project. While a very nice store it's not really set up for crocheters in terms of books or patterns but the yarn was devine!


No, no charge at all for social knitting! I'm there every Friday!! Last Friday we had a big crowd..maybe 12 or more people. It's from 6-8 (sometimes 9 although the store closes and door locked at 8) I'm usually there at about 5:30 or so.

There's both beginners and experienced knitters there and we can help with simple problems. If it's more than a simple question I suggest you take a class though. Those do cost money, but are so worth it!

As for technique... you'll hear people say continental is better and faster, but it's not. It's just different and while it's useful for things like fair isle it's not something you must know. The technique you should use is the one that works for you. I can knit both ways, but 99% of the time I use the english method, too. :thumbsup:

Oh and while the majority are knitters there are crocheters at social knitting and the store owner, Ginger and a few of the other employees crochet a lot. They sometimes have crochet project classes, too. Check the website and you can see the basic classes.