The Minnesota Knitters' Guild goes to Decorah Iowa
All of us here at the Minnesota Knitters' Guild were very inspired when Sue Flanders and Janine Kosel paid a visit to one our our meetings to talk about their book "Norwegian Handknits". So inspired that the The Travel, Trips and Retreats Committee decided to do a fun overnight to Decorah Iowa to experience the Vesterheim’s collection of Norwegian textiles for ourselves was in order. Sue and Janine will be taking the trip with us and we will knit a project together. Participants will also receive a pattern from Arnhild Hillesland.
The trip runs from Saturday morning, October 8, through Sunday afternoon on October 9.
The cost is $170 and includes lodging, transportation and all meals but Saturday night.
Simply download and print out the PDF of the registration form, which is available below.
Complete the form and make out a check.
Mail the completed form and a check for the complete amount to the address on the form via US mail.
Space is limited to 30 participants so sign up now!
Shepherd's Harvest brings together ranchers from all over the upper Midwest and Canada selling their own unique yarns and fleeces. On top of that, fabulous Minnesota yarn shops will be there, too, selling their beautiful yarns, specialty knitting and spinning tools, and other wares. If you're not a knitter or spinner or crocheter, come along anyway, because you'll find finished sweaters, shawls, and other knitted and crocheted items.
Let's be honest. Minnesota winters are long and hard. "It gives you time to think," as the old people said. Immigrants to our region in the 1800's and early 1900's were predominantly German and Scandinavian, and those countries had strong knitting traditions. Those traditions have been handed down through families from grandmas and moms and aunts to grandchildren, daughters and nieces, and nephews and sons. The result? Our region has some of the most skilled and avid knitters in the country, our yarn shops amaze those from other parts of the country, and our ranchers spoil us.
We would love you to join us for Shepherd's Harvest no matter where you're from or wherever you live now! We love seeing old friends and making new ones!
Nearby Stillwater, Minnesota has hotels, B&Bs, and motels where you can stay if you're coming from out of town and can't stay with a relative. It happens.
We've heard countless horror stories from lefties trying to learn to knit. Fear no more! You CAN knit left handed!
Find a beautiful skein or two of yarn for a scarf, bring your needles and Jen will show you the way! This class will get you started on all the stitches you need to know, with plenty of time to practice and come up with questions in between. Ages 12 and up welcome. Supply list provided.
Instructor: Jen Cuff $69/$60 Textile Center Members
This is the event you have all been waiting for! In just a few short weeks — Saturday, April 30, 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 25th 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.
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.