Posted in News by Brigid Brindley on Sep 21st, 2010
After weeks of anticipation, the Minnesota Knitters' Guild showed up in force once again for the first day of the Minnesota State Fair. Set-up went quickly and we were on our way answering questions, instructing, and demonstrating simple knitting stitches.
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.
Every year, I knit something 'last-minute' to enter in the Minnesota State Fair. A hat. A pair of mittens. Socks. At first, I was happy entering one project every year, but somehow it grew, and now I enter a few things every year. Small things.
This year, I decided on a sweater as my last-minute project. On the plus side, the sweater was half-finished in June. One the crazy-making side, I still had the back. And the sleeves. On US size one needles.
The Knitters' Guild has a booth in the Creative Activities building all day on August 26th. And guess what? It's also the first day of the Minnesota State Fair!
Coincidence? Or are we just that important!
Stop by the Guild booth if you're at the Fair. If you take out your knitting while you're there, no one will know you're not part of the exhibit!
It's harder to make knitting look natural when you're knitting in the barns, but don't let that stop you. And if you spill something on your knitting, remember the words of the late great Elizabeth Zimmerman, 'Knit on with confidence and hope, through all crisis!'
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.