This winter I cast-on some Regia sock yarn, intending to make myself some colorful socks. To avoid SSS ("second sock syndrome") a sad disorder which prevents completion of the second sock in a pair after finishing the first, resulting in the production of many lonely, single socks), I typically work socks in tandem. I knit the first sock to the ankle, then cast on the second sock using another set of needles, complete it to the ankle and finish the heel. Then pick up sock #1, complete heel and the foot. On sock#2 complete foot and toes, and finally complete the toe of sock #1. Both done at the same time!
After the tremendous response to knitting for the babies of Hennepin County Medical Center at our February 19 Guild meeting, why not keep knitting for babies and young children? Project Linus is looking for volunteer knitters to make blankets to be given to seriously ill or traumatized children.
Carol Anderson's Cottage Creations are known as thee place to find patterns that are useful, practical, down-to-earth... and truly beautiful. Her talents range from the Wallaby Sweater, a hooded pullover with hand-warming pouch that anyone would love to wear, to her fanciful collection of dolls patterned on cultures from all over the world.
Posted in News by By Shelly Britton, Librarian on Dec 31st, 2001
MKG Cable Gram - Volume 17, Number 4
After months of planning and preparation, the final pieces of the Textile Center Library are coming together! As I write this article (in mid-November), the search is on for a professional librarian. Computers and software are being purchased, many feet of new bookshelves have been ordered, and the search for donated tables and chairs has been successful.
The McKnight Foundation is calling for artists to be a part of their dynamic new web site. This site will compile web pages where artists can show work, highlight exhibitions and publications, or advertise classes, workshops and other services. And it is FREE!
Martha Baker is a woodcut artist whose passion is incorporating art into color knitting. A Minnesota native, Baker was taught knitting at an early age by both her mother and her father. She has studied with Kaffe Fasset, and recommends his book "Glorious Inspirations."
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.