MINNESOTA KNIT-OUT WEEK 2004 will begin on October 3rd at the Ridgedale Mall in Minnetonka, MN and end on October 9th at the Miller Hill Mall in Duluth, MN. The distance between these two malls is 170 miles (according to Map Quest). In terms that a knitter would understand, this is equal to 299,200 yards (1 mile= 1,760 yards) or 1,670 skeins of Lamb's Pride worsted weight yarn (190 yards/skein) from the Brown Sheep Company.
My grandmother taught me how to play a mean game of gin rummy. She did not teach me how to knit. My mother taught herself to crochet after she had kids but she quit a long time ago. So I didn’t pick up knitting as a tradition handed down through the women in my family. What called me to knitting was my own experience of motherhood, only not the way you might think.
How would you like to HAVE to knit because it's your school homework? That's what I and five other MKG members, Evelyn Kindley, Marnie Myhre, Barb Ruuska, Rebecca Thompson and Colleen Werdien, experienced when we took the U of M Compleat Scholar "Knitwear Design" class. This class was an offshoot of the Solveig Hisdal knitwear exhibit at the U of M Goldstein Museum of Design. Textile artist Karen Searle was our instructor, with Goldstein collection access by the Director of the Goldstein, Lindsay Shen.
Posted in News by Tiffany Jensen on Jun 30th, 2004
MKG Cable Gram - Volume 20, Number 2
As I was knitting away on the Broadripple Sock pattern from Knitty (http://www.knitty.com, a free internet knitting magazine that's making waves throughout the web), my father asked me... "So why are all these young kids knitting? Is it just because celebrities do it?"
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.