Posted in News by Shirley Kimball, MKG President on Sep 1st, 2002
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What a busy summer we had! We survived heat, humidity, rain and mosquitoes. I'm sure that our knitting has played a big part in our survival. If you haven't been knitting, it's time to get back at it. It's time to get those projects finished and start on Holiday knitting. And time to plan to attend the especially Textile Center's Holiday Exhibit and Sale, which open on November 1 and runs through December 23. Great handmade items for holiday giving.
Posted in News by Shirley Ungar, MKG Community-Service Committee Co-Chair on Sep 1st, 2002
MKG Cable Gram — Volume 18, Number 3
This quarter [summer 2002], the Minnesota Knitters' Guild provided yarn and plastic needles to support groups at the Minnesota Correctional Facility for Women at Shakopee, which houses about 370 women.
Delores Host, Shakopee's work-assignment coordinator, tells us that women at Shakopee spend anywhere between 15 and 40 hours per week taking classes and/or working. They can learn office skills, become computer literate, study toward a GED, or work as a cook, library clerk, dishwasher, housekeeper, or industrial worker, among other opportunities. They are paid 25 cents to 50 cents per hour.
Get the most out of your love of knitting! Membership benefits include pre-registration for Yarnover, a subscription to our quarterly Cable Gram, organized public service projects and camaraderie with fellow knitters. Annual dues are $30.