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Ok. I really am going to get back to JAK and knits and artists and all that good stuff that is probably why you came to JAK Designs in the first place. But we’ve never waited around for holidays or memorials to give thanks, show our gratitude, or tell you how much we love you. […]

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Summer Smiles

I’m really trying to write something every week that’s worth reading. I have big plans to keep introducing you to the artists we work with that make our shop so special. I am going to convince Jen to do some photo and video shoots showing you how we like to wear our wraps and tie […]

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Introducing the guys! and other stuff

I took one week off of blog writing, and it feels like a month. That kind of makes sense, though. I never seem to know what day it is any more. Worse than before. Or better, I guess, if you want to get philosophical about time. But that’s for another blog. This is the JAK […]

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All the ladies in the house!

JAK Designs is a woman-owned business. If you’ve followed us for more than a minute, you probably already knew that. This was not something we contemplated or worked at, we just are: Two women who started a business. It’s actually not as rare as disparity and discrimination would have you believe. In other words, women […]

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A Sneak Peek – Part I

Have you been following along on our new blog journey? If you have, then you know today is when we give you a sneak peek into life in Kennebunkport. We can’t tell you everything. For a small town, there is a lot going on, no matter the season. And everyone experiences our little part of […]

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Introducing Lisa

Writing this blog is still pretty new. So, trying to come up with unique and interesting topics, especially ones that don’t fall back on pandemic themes, is an interesting challenge. There is so much going on right now, in our lives, and the world, and much of it is a reflection of the stunted universe […]

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Holding on

Do you ever feel like you’re holding on for dear life and everyone needs to get to the other side of the ship before we capsize in frigid waters in the middle of the night? No. Us neither. We’re a couple of fifty-one year old knitters who just got our second shots. So we’re holding […]

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The mobile knitting studio in April

  April showers bring May flowers. We are counting on it. Here’s our status update for mid-April 2021. We have just completed our second move of three, in a one year period. Maybe that’s normal for some folks, but in our 25+ years together, we had only lived in three places.  And when we move, […]

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Introducing Ginger (and Tanya)

I’m not sure if everyone gets asked how they got started in their job. I do know that it’s a question artists get asked every day. Maybe it’s because we chose a less traveled path. Maybe it’s hard to imagine that we spend all day every day doing our crafty thing. Whatever the reasons, every […]

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Keeping our Dream Alive

We started JAK Designs in March of 1997. Over the years, we have knitted, worked, planned, and struggled to keep our dream alive. And the dream has changed. In the beginning, we packed up a borrowed hatchback with a folding table and set up at tiny shows in the San Francisco Bay Area. There were […]

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