AlohaBlu Who

ALOHA!

I believe there are always a few ‘healthy’ habits to have and for me, knitting and traveling rank pretty high on the list.

I started knitting years ago and eventually I was knitting all the time – especially when traffic came to a grinding halt on Los Angeles’ 101/405 freeways.  I knew my habit was bordering on obsessive when a fellow commuter laughed at me knitting socks at a stop light, “I’ve never seen THAT before” – yes, well, it’s LA traffic, you do what you can 🙂  I have since started dyeing my own yarn and fiber as well as spinning, so I’ve become a fibernista, if you will, and enjoying every moment!  There just doesn’t seem to be enough time to do it all . . .

The travel bug bit me long ago with my most favorite place on earth being the Hawaiiian Islands.  Hawaii became even more magical for me when I met my husband on Oahu, was engaged on Kauai and married on Maui.  It was there the nom de plume, AlohaBlu, was born.

Among other faves and hobbies, I love good food (anything with real butter, bacon or have the word ‘fried’ in the title are always a hit), cappuccinos, anything purple, watching NASCAR and NFL games and movies with the hubby, ballet, photography and ogling beautiful fountain pens.

Mahalo for visiting,

AlohaBlu | Christina

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  1. Pretty cool!

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  2. It’s a nice blog you have going on here!! (:
    I wish I lived on the islands ):

    – Vik S.

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    • Thanks! Yes, I wish I still lived back there. We do get ‘homesick’ often so we try to make it back. Thanks for checking out my blog 🙂

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      • Why is it that you left the Islands?
        And anytime! It looks good, your blog that is! ha (:

        – Vik S.

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  3. Hi Christina –
    The Alaska picture is really neat… good timing!
    And the socks are WOW!!
    The colors are amazing.
    I’m still practicing on my socks… they don’t look much like your socks 😦
    Thanks for getting me started.

    Love from MOM Rowell

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    • thanks Mom! I’m sure your sock will turn out nicely 🙂

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  4. Hi Christina,
    Susie just emailed me your website. WOW, girl you’ve got a talent!! Awsome socks!

    Love, Aunt Colleen
    P.S. Tell Jake I shout out a big HI!

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    • Thanks A. Colleen! I hope you guys had a nice Thanksgiving. I was thinking about your deviled eggs 🙂
      Glad you like the site. I can’t seem to knit fast enough! But I am having a blast. I will tell Jake hello from you for sure!

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  5. Wow! I don’t know anything about knitting, yarn, etc, but I do wear socks–sometimes anyway. You’ve done some really cool designs! Very impressive.

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  6. Where can I buy your yarn?

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  7. just found out about you…looking forward to reading the blogs.

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  8. Hi! I am an avid knitter and crocheter on Oahu and I would like to learn more about spinning. I would love to get together or be passed on to someone you know could teach me! Thanks so much!

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    • Aloha Christine! I’m actually on the mainland now, but there are wonderful spinning tutorials online that could get you started. I would suggest starting with a spindle to get the basics. Check out the classes on Craftsy on spinning: https://www.craftsy.com/spinning/shop/spinning-classes. Good luck!!

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