The Red sweaters Project is an art installation designed to raise awareness of the war in Iraq. Volunteers are needed to knit or crochet the sweaters. The concept: Suspend 1500+ hand-knit mini red sweaters from a tree (one for each US soldier who has died in the war). Participants: Anyone who can knit or crochet! Purpose: This project is an art installation that was inspired by the war in Iraq. Its purpose is to spread public awareness, encourage thought, and inspire discussions about war and current events without promoting a specific view. Credits: This project began Saturday, February 19, 2005 in San Francisco, California at 1:32am by Nina Rosenberg. For more information see their website: http://www.redsweaters.org
Posted in News by Elise Frederick on May 8th, 2005
MKG Website Exclusive - knitters.org
The results of the Minnesota Knitters' Guild Board election was announced by Bob Gotwalt at the Tuesday, April 19, 2005 Guild meeting. The new mail in ballot method of voting was a great success, in that we reached quorum (20% of membership) on the first count of ballots received by the April 16th 2005 deadline.
Effective Tuesday, April 19, 2005 the elected board members are:
The time has once again arrived when we are provided the opportunity to elect our new Board for the 2005-2006 year.
As per our new Guild by-laws, we are using a different method of voting this year to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to vote, and to also ensure that we have a quorum (20% of our members) with the votes received. Please check your mailbox for the official ballot, follow the instructions, complete the ballot and mail it in the SASE to arrive by April 16, 2005.
Listed below, please find an official list of candidates.
Posted in News by Wendy Johnson, with help from Leslie Geissinger, Gale Woods Farm on Apr 1st, 2005
MKG Cable Gram - Volume 21, Number 1
Did you know that just 30 minutes west of Minneapolis is a working educational farm operated by Three Rivers Park District (the former Hennepin County Park District)?
Gale Woods Farm, in Minnetrista, produces beef, lamb, chicken, eggs, garden produce, and wool. In this small-scale, production farm, everyone is invited to experience agriculture through educational programs and recreation. Farm visitors can participate in scheduled programs for school students, scout, church, or other groups, and in public programs. Programs include topics in farming, gardening, food, and fiber arts.
The first meeting of the Northern Lights Affiliate of MKG was held in the basement meeting room of Chester Creek Café in Duluth on February 25, 2004. The northern branch of MKG was launched that evening over a simple hot soup and bread meal by an enthusiastic group of the 25charter members. From its modest beginnings, the group increased in numbers (total of 60 on 12/31/04) and quickly outgrew first one, then two meeting locations. Finally in April an adequate meeting site was located and it could be announced that there was a regional MKG Affiliate Guild that meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday at 6 PM at the Portman Community Center (4601 McCulloch St., Duluth, MN).
I finished my first sweater!! It fits and it’s gorgeous and it’s warm and cozy and I made it! That just feels so incredibly good. It’s also one-of-a-kind, since I modified a basic Pure and Simple pattern with a cable edging from Nicky Epstein’s Knitting On the Edge. For buttons I went to Treadle Yard Goods in St. Paul, where they were incredibly helpful in finding something that was chunky enough for the yarn weight I used and special enough for my unique creation. They even encouraged me to lay the sweater out and place all six buttons down to see how they were going to look before I decided whether to buy them.