Planning a trip to Stitches Midwest in August? Twenty Chicago-area yarn stores are sponsoring a yarn crawl the same week, from August 13 through 22.
Each store will be giving out a store-exclusive free pattern, a discount on yarn purchases, and a chance to participate in a raffle for a gift basket worth $100. Yarn crawlers get the chance to participate in the grand prize raffle worth $500 if they visit 10 stores.
For more information, go to the Ravelry group Chicagoland Yarn Crawl, where you can find the names of participating stores, store hours, directions, and events.
Author and Irish lace historian Maire Treanor will present a one-hour illustrated talk on the history and patterns of Irish Clones lace on July 29, 2010 at 7 p.m. at the James J. Hill House in St. Paul.
Treanor will also sign copies of her book “Clones Lace,” which will be available for purchase. Refreshments and a special theme tour of the Hill House highlighting Mrs. Hill’s needlework will follow the program.
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.