Posted in News by Jennifer Presnell on Dec 13th, 2013
We've had a number of recent questions about the cost of membership lately as we head into the end of the year. Membership is $30 and members paid or renewed by December 31 will have access to early registration for Yarnover.
Are you ready for a night that is sure to keep you in stitches? Do you need a good laugh to shake away the cold weather blues? Grab your knitting and just try to keep track of your project as Franklin Habit regales you with tales of knitted whips and candle covers.
Please join us this Tuesday November 19, 2013 at 7pm and help us give Franklin a warm Minnesota welcome. ( He might need it with some of the weather we've been having ;-) So grab your copy of Franklin's book "It Itches", a nice smile might just get you an autograph, and join us at the textile center on Tuesday night.
MKG volunteers are staffing a table on Thursday, November 7th from 5pm to 9pm at the Textile Center fund raiser,“Do and Dye” (see below). Our activity for Do & Dye will be to create a piece of mini-knitting, complete with mini-needles, that will be will turned into a pin or ornament. To volunteer or for questions, please contact Karen Lehman.
A Make-and-Take Fundraiser for Textile Center
Thursday, November 7, 5 – 9 pm $50 per person
Join us for an evening of DIY revelry! Dig into a vast array of art making activities in many media, from glass and hand-made paper to felting, fiber and much more. Explore new skills, get creative, and peek behind the artistic scene with demos by prominent local artists. Go from project to project, and use your make-and-takes for holiday gifts. With libations, raffles, photobooth, food, and fun!
Proceeds benefit Textile Center, a nonprofit center for fiber art.
Posted in News by Jennifer Presnell on Sep 29th, 2013
The Minnesota Knitters' Guild is having a Class on October 14, 2013
Registration is now open to Knit Socks with Ann Budd. Join us on October 14 as the Guild sponsors a full day workshop with Ann where we will knit a sock from the top down while learning to shape both the heel and toe with short-rows, eliminating the need for picking up and decreasing gusset stitches for the heel and eliminating the dreaded Kitchener stitch for the toe.
You’ll make a small sock to learn all of the skills in one day and leave ready to knit socks in a variety of sizes and yarn weights. You will also be able to ask Ann about any challenges you may have with this method of sock construction, including techniques, fit and gauge.
The workshop will be held at the Textile Center on October 14 at 10am-5pm. The cost of the workshop is $90. Registration information is attached.
Ann is the best-selling author of many knitting books, including The Knitter’s Handy Book series, Sock Knitting Master Class, Getting Started Knitting Socks, Interweave Presents Knitted Gifts, The Best of Interweave Knits, Knitting Green, Simple Style, and her latest book, Scarf Style 2. She is also a co-author of Bag Style, Color Style, Lace Style, and Wrap Style. In addition, she is a book editor and the former senior editor of Interweave Knits magazine. Ann lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Please complete the linked registration form to sign-up for the class. Please contact Mona if you have any questions (her email is on the form).
The State Fair Round-up is our most popular meeting of the year. Anyone who entered an item in this year's State Fair fiber competitions is welcome to bring the item(s) and judge's comments for an interesting and informative show and tell. Come meet some of the knitters behind the State Fair knitting exhibits!
Find a list of some of the items shown in the meeting here on our Ravelry Group.
Myrna Stahman will be our guest speaker with a presentation on lace knitting. Myrna lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband Bob and enjoys sharing her love of lace knitting by designing shawls and scarves, teaching lace knitting classes and publishing her designs. Her definition of lace knitting is using two sticks and some string to connect a series of holes in a pleasing fashion. Lace knitting does not require 000 needles and very fine thread. Worsted weight cotton and size 7 needles make practical, pretty lace dishcloths. Bulky yarn and size 11 needles produce beautiful lacy afghans.
In addition to a general discussion of lace knitting, Myrna will share some of her adventures while working on her next book: Adventures in Circular Lace Knitting - A Window Into the Designs Published by Christine Duchrow. She will also do some show and tell with items that will be in the book. If time permits, she will also talk just a bit about Dreaming of Shetland, the e-book supporting Deb Robson's research into the Shetland breed of sheep, and will bring samples of two of the designs that will be in that book - a stole and a Faroese-shaped shawl. Join us for this fun and informative presentation.
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.