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« on: December 28, 2005 02:15:58 PM »

Hey Fellow BC Crafters!

I just want to put it out there that on Tuesdays and Saturdays in Nelson there is a super knitting class/ knit-in! The people at the store (on Baker) are awesome and have lots of funky cool craftster-esque ideas... and seeing as I am in Trail I am percolating something knitty going on there...

Gimme a message if you are in the Trail/Castlegar/Nelson area and are interested in some sort of local crafty circle!

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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2006 05:30:57 AM »

I don't live there, but I vist in summer!! Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2006 05:21:54 PM »

I'm from the Castlegar but I dont knit or crochet. Well I crochet but not very well. Which store is this knitting thing at?
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2006 04:26:41 PM »

whoa - major delay in replying - it is on Baker Street in Nelson - right near Sidewinders... I mean it is craftster-esque cool... i want one here... and i want to learn to crochet... i hear it is way faster than knitting
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2006 11:21:39 AM »

Whoo, this is good to hear!  I'm moving from Vancouver to Nelson in less than two weeks and I'll definitely have to go.  I'm PMing you now!

PS - Is it "My KNitting Corner" that you're talking about?  Half the store is sewing stuff and half is knitting?
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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2006 07:04:40 PM »

that is the store - i am terrible with store names - i looove the people that work there and the tuesday afternoon lessons.... i haven't been yet because of the whole job thing but... i plan on it... next time i have to call in 'crazy'
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2006 01:44:52 PM »

I haven't been to Nelson in ages - I can't stand the way the people wander the streets there... like there are no traffic laws in place or something! Next time I go I might check er out.

Anyone else in this general area or are we few and far between? I want to start a craft group!! /end whine... It'd be cool to get together someplace and chat and do crafts...
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2006 06:51:19 PM »

I haven't been to Nelson in ages - I can't stand the way the people wander the streets there... like there are no traffic laws in place or something! Next time I go I might check er out.

Anyone else in this general area or are we few and far between? I want to start a craft group!! /end whine... It'd be cool to get together someplace and chat and do crafts...

Chatting and doing crafts is always a good idea in my books Wink.

It took me a few days to get used to being able to actually cross the street in Nelson.  Compared to here (Vancouver, which I'll be leaving for Nelson in less than two weeks!) you don't have to worry about getting killed every time you step onto the street, even if you have a walk signal.
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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2006 08:41:36 PM »

I haven't been to Nelson in ages - I can't stand the way the people wander the streets there... like there are no traffic laws in place or something! Next time I go I might check er out.

Anyone else in this general area or are we few and far between? I want to start a craft group!! /end whine... It'd be cool to get together someplace and chat and do crafts...

Chatting and doing crafts is always a good idea in my books Wink.

It took me a few days to get used to being able to actually cross the street in Nelson.  Compared to here (Vancouver, which I'll be leaving for Nelson in less than two weeks!) you don't have to worry about getting killed every time you step onto the street, even if you have a walk signal.

Yay another person who agrees that chatting and crafts go well together.

Oh I know, Vancouver is BAD for those awful drivers. When we visit my aunt and uncle in Abbotsford we try to cross as few streets as possible. Thank goodness they live close to the malls and grocery stores. Only two highways to cross!

The bad thing about the pedestrians in Nelson is that there are so many of them to look out for and most of them are dazed (or so it seems) that it makes it hard to drive on Baker St or any of the other busier streets.

Why, if I may ask, are you moving to Nelson? I always wonder why people move from big centers to tiny towns like Nelson, Trail and Castlegar...
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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2006 09:17:01 PM »


Yay another person who agrees that chatting and crafts go well together.

Oh, I definately agree! Smiley

Oh I know, Vancouver is BAD for those awful drivers. When we visit my aunt and uncle in Abbotsford we try to cross as few streets as possible. Thank goodness they live close to the malls and grocery stores. Only two highways to cross!

The bad thing about the pedestrians in Nelson is that there are so many of them to look out for and most of them are dazed (or so it seems) that it makes it hard to drive on Baker St or any of the other busier streets.

Why, if I may ask, are you moving to Nelson? I always wonder why people move from big centers to tiny towns like Nelson, Trail and Castlegar...

I can believe there are dazed-seeming people in Nelson, especially with all the, uh, recreational plants going around Wink

I'm moving to Nelson really just for a little bit, there's not really a plan to stay there.  My boyfriend and I are just really need to get out of Vancouver because we both don't like it much here (you can only live comfortably here if you make six-figures a year).  His family is in Nelson too so that makes it easy!
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« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2006 04:14:03 PM »

I live in Nelson too! The store on Baker street is called the Sewing Room (my favorite store in town, I spend wayyy too much in there!) I haven't met any fellow crafters yet, although i know there are so many artisty people here and around. I guess I don't get out much.
There's also "the craft store" just up from baker street behind the CAA travel place, they have lots of great stuff  for candle making, stained glass and sculpey, good prices too.
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« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2006 06:10:16 PM »

So I have to go to Nelson on August 5th. I have to be there at about 8ish, as my car is going in for a tune up at 8:30 at Nelson Dodge.

Anyone have any suggestions on where I can hang out downtown as the car is getting worked on? It will either be me on my own, or me and my mom and sister... depending on the day. Also, how about a spot to get a good breakfast for not too much? I don't eat much, but I do need a little something.

Normally when I'm in Nelson/going through I just stop at the mall quickly and be on my way, but I don't think I'll be wanting to hike to the mall and hike back in this heat! Mall stop for when I'm back in my car.
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« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2006 07:20:31 PM »

It's too bad that I live on the other side of canada. The title of the thread caught my eye because I've actually been to Trail before (I went camping there once for a week). I also know someone from Abbotsford who seemed impressed that anyone had ever been to the area, especially someone from so far east.

I hope the knitting goes well!
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« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2006 09:16:57 PM »

I also know someone from Abbotsford who seemed impressed that anyone had ever been to the area, especially someone from so far east.

I get surprised when people from like, Vancouver and stuff have heard of this area. I love living here (for the most part Wink ) so I think I know why so many people like it here. Grin
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« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2006 06:02:11 PM »

Hey guys, it's me formally known as scratchtest.  Unfortunately I was having problems with the other account and had to create this one in lieu of using that one.

But I'm in town now, happily enjoying Nelson rather than the hustle and bustle of Vancouver.  I still have to get a bit more used to small town life, but I do enjoy it Smiley.
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« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2006 10:42:42 AM »

I'm in the Slocan valley and am totally into hooking up for some kind of knitting circle.  Just moved here from Calgary so so far the knitting community is the only thing I missed. Other than that it's paradise!
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« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2007 01:46:57 AM »

i live in abbotsford!! Grin
never been to trail, although a friend of mine goes camping up there quite often! Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2007 06:32:23 PM »

I lived in Vancouver for 9 months and I, too, feared for my life whenever I crossed the street. I remember standing at a crosswalk on Cambie, patiently waiting for cars to see me and stop (which cars are supposed to do at a crosswalk).

Eventually, I gave up and walked to the lights where I was guaraneed they would eventually stop for me.

What's it like in Nelson? Is it small enough to walk everywhere? Is there transit? Can you make a living there?
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« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2007 10:05:24 AM »

Nelson is a very artsy, laid back, hippie city. You can get around Nelson by walking, and there is a transit bus if you need it. Most people in Nelson either work in coffee shops, or other shops or start their own business and do fairly well.

There is a mall by the lakeside with Save-On Foods on one end and Wal-Mart at the other end. Just down the road there is a huge public beach and park with nice paved walkways to go for a leisurely walk.

Baker Street is the street to shop on as it has tons of tiny shops and cool little stores. Off on the side streets there are tiny shops as well. Lots of art stores and craft stores.

Nelson is pretty nice place to be... you can check it out online at http://www.city.nelson.bc.ca/.

Oh! And the movie Roxanne was filmed here too! Smiley As well as a few other small parts in some movies.
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« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2007 10:44:39 PM »

Thanks, Krysta!
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