The State Fair Round-up is our most popular meeting of the year. Anyone who entered an item in this year's State Fair fiber competitions is welcome to bring the item(s) and judge's comments for an interesting and informative show and tell. Come meet some of the knitters behind the State Fair knitting exhibits!
October Northern Lights Workshop View Details
Annual Workshop to be held at Evergreen Senior Center from 9:00 to 3:00.
We are honored to have Ann Budd as our guest speaker on the topic of top down sweater construction from her recent book The Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters. Ann will also share her interesting and circuitous journey to becoming a book editor and author.
Ann is the best-sell author of many knitting books, including The Knitter's Handy Book series, Sock Knitting Master Class, Getting Started Knitting Socks, Interweave Presents Knitted Gifts, The Best of Interweave Knits, Knitting Green, Simple Style, and her latest book, Scarf Style 2. She is also a co-author of Bag Style, Color Style, Lace Style, and Wrap Style. In addition, she is a book editor and the former senior editor of Interweave Knits magazine. Ann lives in Boulder, Colorado.
October Northern Lights Meeting View Details
No October meeting due to Annual Workshop the previous weekend.
We are excited to have Franklin Habit amuse us with tales of Impractical Magic: The Other Side of Weldon's Practical Needlework. Beginning in the 1880s, and for decades thereafter, the editors ofWeldon's Practical Needleworkprovided an enormous audience of amateur craftswomen with patterns for garments designed to be warm, strong, long-lived and, well,practical. ButWeldon'shad another side, too. A side that proposed the knitting of covers for tennis balls, of knitting whips for children, and of covering open flames with crinkled tissue paper. In this illustrated talk–not for the faint of heart–we'll take a look at what our great-great-grandmothers got up to after they'd already knit a sufficiency of Socks for Invalids.Warning: May induce seizures in persons with good taste.
Designer, teacher, author and illustrator Franklin Habit is the author of It Itches: A Stash of Knitting Cartoons and proprietor of The Panopticon (the-panopticon.blogspot.com), one of the most popular knitting blogs on the Internet. On an average day, upwards of 2,500 readers worldwide drop in for a mix of essays, cartoons, and the continuing adventures of Dolores the Sheep. He recently founded Yarn Shaming (yarnshaming.tumblr.com), because while he loves yarn, yarn does not always love him back.
November Northern Lights Meeting View Details
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