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skinsk
10-31-2007, 10:35 AM
so I know Karen is a knitter, but she left, so we have Jessica (I believe our current pro), Jenn (I think she knits), Dee, me and I thought there were a few more?!

Jessica
10-31-2007, 02:08 PM
My geekery runs deep on this one. For folks in Seoul, from what I have seen online, your options are endless. Seriously. I'm too far away to have explored much, but I've heard there is a shop in Insadong that stocks books, magazines, and "name" brand yarn (though I'd be careful - from their online shop, the Rowan is reasonable, but the Koigu is crazy in terms of price). Their web site is www.myknit.com.

skinsk
10-31-2007, 05:59 PM
Oh-- also in Seoul-- Friday when I was at the embassy, I went to a knitting exhibit in the big building right outside the subway station-- some original designs from a Korean knitter (dresses, jackets, hats-- I snapped some photos for my mom (http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/cr_needlework_knitting/article/0,,hgtv_3263_1389411,00.html), who is now a professional knitter:)) The artist's website is here (http://www.seraknit.com), though it's not all finished. She also has a daum site, but I forgot it. You can get amazing gelato right in front of the knitting exhibit, but that's another thread. Jessica-- when was the last time you were in Seoul?!

Jessica
10-31-2007, 06:57 PM
I was there for a weekend in May, but other than passing through on my way in and out of the country, not since. And really, only once or twice before then. But most of the on-line info is posted by people from Seoul, and the shop linked above is one of the only places in Korea that has information in English.

That is cool - both about your mom and about the exhibit!