This is the event you have all been waiting for! In just a few short weeks — Saturday, April 18, to be exact — knitting royalty from around the country will be converging at Hopkins High School for a day of learning, fun, and stash enhancement. This is the MKG's 23rd annual Yarnover, and for many members it kicks off the spring. The most difficult choice is which of the three- to six-hour classes to take. If workshops aren’t your thing, be sure to check out our ever-popular market, where wonderful goodies await your perusal — no admission fee. The current brochure, which describes all the classes and tells you what's still available, can be downloaded here; a printable list of vendors can be downloaded here.
You can register for classes using the mail-in registration form. The random drawing for class registrations for current MKG members was held February 6, but classes are still open on a first come, first served basis. There is always something for everyone; for classes without homework (see the current brochure for details), you can register the day of Yarnover if there are still seats available. Tell all your friends to join you and us for a fabulous day of knitting bliss.
We have reserved a block of rooms for out-of-town guests at the Doubletree Hotel Minneapolis–Park Place, 1500 Park Place Blvd., St. Louis Park — about a seven-minute drive from Hopkins High School. You can make reservations at 800/222-TREE; mention that you are attending Yarnover to get the discounted room rate.
See you there! And if you're a member of the online knitting community Ravelry, check out the Yarnover group to get the latest details. From the main Ravelry site, click on the Groups tab and enter "Yarnover" in the search box. Then click on the Yarnover 2009 icon to get to the group page, where you can click on "Join this group" to, well, join the group.