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!'
Do you have 'quite a bit' of yarn? Consider this: if you were a knitter and a weaver, you'd need twice as much yarn! Let the Weavers Guild help you strengthen your defense for having the lovely stash you do. Check out the Weavers Guild's line-up of classes at the Textile Center in September and October!
The Upper Midwest Alpaca Organization is looking for vendors who sell fiber garments, kits, patterns, or other fiber-related goodies for their Fall Festival on Saturday, November 6 in the Hopkins Eisenhower Community Center on Highway 7.
The only restriction is that yarn used in finished garments, kits, and everything else must be produced in the U.S.
If you would like a booth to sell your wares at the Festival, contact Susan Simonton at 952-938-6904 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.