Posted in News by Yarnover Committee on Jan 18th, 2010
This is the event you have all been waiting for! In just a few short weeks — Saturday, April 17, 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 24th 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. New this year, you can come and just see the keynote speaker for $5 (exact change please), if you do not wish to take any classes.
Congratulations to all the Guild members who took prizes at this year’s Minnesota State Fair! Your skills and talents set a standard for all of us to admire and appreciate, and you honor us with your creativity and passion for our craft.
We got a note in April from Jennifer Marsh that the International Fiber Collaborative's 2009 project, "Interdependence," is complete and on display in Huntsville, Alabama. Marsh is the founder and director of the collaborative, and we invited you to participate in this project — creating a full-sized tree out of fiber — in January. Marsh reports that 7,000 handmade leaves were contributed by people from 23 countries and 39 U.S. states, including many schoolchildren. The tree's final home is to be in the Earlyworks Childrens Museum in Huntsville.
The Bohus exhibit at the American Swedish Institute may have closed — it ran through April 5, 2009 — but there is still time to create your own “poems of color” (to borrow the title of a popular Bohus book). The Knitters’ Guild is paving the way with a special exhibit, for which entries are due June 16.
Our annual Yarnover (held April 18, 2009, at Hopkins High School) isn't just about the classes; it's also about wandering through the market and getting a little of everything that's new. We have folks from the Upper Midwest and beyond selling yarn, patterns, knitting supplies, and general bliss. As always, admission to the sales floor is free of charge, even if you didn't register for a class. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
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.