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.
On August 23rd, starting around 7 p.m., baseball players from the St. Paul Saints and the Sioux City Explorers will gather at Midway Stadium on Energy Park Drive in St. Paul to watch the knitting action in the stands and try to play some baseball.
The night will begin with a yarn swap at the front gate before the game. So far, no word on how many ballplayers will attend the swap.
Those knitters who are able to break away from the swap and make it through the gates may then form their own teams in the stands and make up their own knitting challenges as the baseball game progresses.
If you are a Knitters' Guild member, all books reviewed by Jen, the Guild Librarian, are available for you to check out free from the Textile Center Library--just another benefit of Guild membership!
Getting Started Knitting Socks by Ann Budd
The first thing that should draw you to this book is the author, Ann Budd. Even if you have only been knitting for a short while, chances are good that you have loved Ann's work or have benefited from her instruction in some way. The book has something to offer both the knitter who has never knit a sock and the knitter who has maybe a slight addiction to the soft tubular creation. Getting Started Knitting Socks becomes indispensable when you realize just how much yarn you have stashed away, and just how many gifts are on your to-do list!
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.