The time has once again arrived when we are provided the opportunity to elect our new Board for the 2005-2006 year.
As per our new Guild by-laws, we are using a different method of voting this year to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to vote, and to also ensure that we have a quorum (20% of our members) with the votes received. Please check your mailbox for the official ballot, follow the instructions, complete the ballot and mail it in the SASE to arrive by April 16, 2005.
Listed below, please find an official list of candidates.
Posted in News by Wendy Johnson, with help from Leslie Geissinger, Gale Woods Farm on Apr 1st, 2005
MKG Cable Gram - Volume 21, Number 1
Did you know that just 30 minutes west of Minneapolis is a working educational farm operated by Three Rivers Park District (the former Hennepin County Park District)?
Gale Woods Farm, in Minnetrista, produces beef, lamb, chicken, eggs, garden produce, and wool. In this small-scale, production farm, everyone is invited to experience agriculture through educational programs and recreation. Farm visitors can participate in scheduled programs for school students, scout, church, or other groups, and in public programs. Programs include topics in farming, gardening, food, and fiber arts.
The first meeting of the Northern Lights Affiliate of MKG was held in the basement meeting room of Chester Creek Café in Duluth on February 25, 2004. The northern branch of MKG was launched that evening over a simple hot soup and bread meal by an enthusiastic group of the 25charter members. From its modest beginnings, the group increased in numbers (total of 60 on 12/31/04) and quickly outgrew first one, then two meeting locations. Finally in April an adequate meeting site was located and it could be announced that there was a regional MKG Affiliate Guild that meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday at 6 PM at the Portman Community Center (4601 McCulloch St., Duluth, MN).
I finished my first sweater!! It fits and it’s gorgeous and it’s warm and cozy and I made it! That just feels so incredibly good. It’s also one-of-a-kind, since I modified a basic Pure and Simple pattern with a cable edging from Nicky Epstein’s Knitting On the Edge. For buttons I went to Treadle Yard Goods in St. Paul, where they were incredibly helpful in finding something that was chunky enough for the yarn weight I used and special enough for my unique creation. They even encouraged me to lay the sweater out and place all six buttons down to see how they were going to look before I decided whether to buy them.
Posted in News by Shelly Thacker Meinhardt on Apr 1st, 2005
MKG Cable Gram - Volume 21, Number 1
We continue our statewide tour with a visit to the yarn shops of St. Paul.
Borealis Yarns The Place: Named for the north wind, this new shop at the corner of Thomas and Hamline in St. Paul’s Midway area is delightfully open and airy. The 1930s building once served as the neighborhood drug store and still boasts many original features -- including soaring tin ceilings and wide windows that provide plenty of light. You won’t have to strain to see your stitches here, even on a cloudy spring day. Add ceiling fans, hardwood floors and hundreds of skeins of yarn, and you’ve got an oasis of calm where knitters can escape from urban bustle. Owner Abby Lamberton, formerly an Asian history teacher at Gustavus Adolphus College, opened her shop in May 2004 and has already expanded to 1500 square feet. The purr of a cappuccino machine can be heard through an open door that leads to Dadders Coffee Company, and Abby encourages customers to grab a cup before settling in to knit. An antique table near the front window has room for eight, so you can unwind with your latest project and a hot latte while you watch the city whirl by.
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.