You’ve all been very patient, waiting for me to draw a winner of the DIYCouture book. It is Giggles In The Sun, over in Oz! As soon as I get home, I will post the book to you, my darling.
In the meantime, I thought I’d complete my sewing and knitting shopping review of a day’ shopping in San Francisco. After my morning’s memorable visit to Britex Fabrics, I caught the F train over to Castro to see Imagiknit following a recommendation from Buttontree Lane.
I loved Castro. The minute you step from the train, you can feel the buzz of energy. I was very happy to have made the trip over here, if only to people watch.
Imagiknits is at the bottom of one of those ridiculously cliched San Francisco steep hills that stop being a cliche after you’ve walked up half a dozen of them!
My next stop was SCRAP (a source for the resourceful with reputed vintage finds) over in … I forget where. A long bus ride away. Somewhere industrial. Hmmmm. I’d love to say that this was another great experience, but instead I am going to be honest. If you are a tourist with limited time and a reliance on public transport I shall urge you to leave this off your Must Do list. I admire everything SCRAP stands for, but I couldn’t find anything to spend my money on. I don’t admire any business or charity enough to indulge them – a set up like this has to be a genuine and fair exchange of money for goods. This didn’t feel like that, I’m afraid. I’m sorry! I truly am! Does anyone have an opinion or a memory of better times here?
Don’t get me wrong. This day’s shopping provided me with a fascinating cross section of San Francisco that I would never have enjoyed by following the tourist trail. Plus, I have some fabrics that will supply me with cherished memories for years to come. A success, in anyone’s book! Especially when a passing stranger commented on the outfit I was wearing, with a drawl out of the corner of his mouth: “Nice skirt, lady.”
Does anyone else have Sewing or Knitting shops they would recommend in San Francisco?