The resurgent popularity of fiber arts has made knitters and crocheters open targets for comedians. The following gang news story parody was reported by Tina Fey on NBC's Saturday Night Live Weekend Update segment on Saturday, May 6, 2006:
Posted in News by Shelley Hermanson on Nov 26th, 2005
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Come and join us for the most eagerly anticipated day of the year. April 29, 2006 is the 20th anniversary of Yarnover. It will feature Lucy Neatby as the Keynote Speaker, 16 other fantastic and well known teachers, and a huge vendor market. Make sure your MKG dues are paid by December 31, 2005, to receive the first mailing. This will be the best one yet. We promise.
Here are the instructors we have lined-up for the event:
Funny how life works. I've been a writer for a long time, and have had work published in magazines, newspapers, online, even in a park kiosk, but what's finally pushed my work into a real, live book-the Holy Grail for a writer-is none other than knitting! When I started writing for Cable Gram a year ago, I shared my personal story of how I got started knitting after I had a miscarriage. Not long after that, I heard about an editor at Voyageur Press (publisher of last year's gorgeous For the Love of Knitting) who was looking for essays about knitting for a new collection.
The Northern Lights Affiliate hosted the 2nd Annual North East Minnesota Knit-Out and Crochet on October 8, 2005 at the Miller Hill Mall in Duluth. The day, which Mayor Herb Bergson declared "Knit and Crochet Day in Duluth," was a huge success.
A Grand time was had by all at the Knit-Out on Sunday, October 9th at the Ridgedale Mall in Minnetonka. We passed out more than 1,000 flyers announcing our event. The Hopkins Sun Sailor newspaper not only listed us in the community news, but had an article about Knit-Out as well. We had about 40 volunteers, and our Master of Ceremonies this year was Bob Gotwalt. We had knitting experts there to answer knitting and purling questions. We had a great charity table that accepted completed projects and gave out patterns to start new projects.
Charitable Crafters was started in August of 2001 by Tina Shaddox of Duluth, Minnesota. Tina had been reading about programs to send hand-knit items to needy people in other countries, but really wanted to keep her efforts local. She saw the great need locally for warm hats & mittens, chemo caps and blankets. She thought that perhaps other local knitters and crafters felt the same way, and decided to advertise the idea of forming Charitable Crafters. She put up flyers at local yarn shops, and ran ads in some of the newspapers. To her amazement, people responded.
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.