Looking for the perfect way to spend a snowy March weekend? For a few years now, the Minnesota Knitters Guild has been heading north to Camp Knudson for three days of knitting, eating, laughing, yarn selling, yarn buying, comfy lodges, beautiful views, massages, goody bags, knitting help, door prizes, and wonderful new friends.
You can also attend an upcoming meeting and fill out a form in person. The retreat will take place on March 15, 16, and 17 in 2013. The cost is $140 with a roommate and $200 if you need a single room. Registration ends on March 1, 2013.
We look forward to this every year; it has become a wonderful part of the Minnesota Knitters Guild tradition.
The wait is over. Below is the list of teachers and their classes for the 2013 Yarnover.
JC Briar Slick Set in Sleeves (AM) Charts Made Simple (PM) Nancy Bush Estonian Cast Ons (AM) Estonian Traveling Stitches (PM) Carson Demers Knitting Happily Ever After-Ergonomics for Knitters (AM) Swatchbuckling (PM) Drew EmborskyBeyond Beginning Crochet (AM) Edging Knit with Crochet (PM) Ragga EiriksdottirIcelandic Upside Down (AM) Groovy Garter Stitch (PM) Franklin Habit Vintage Knitting (AM) Lace Edgings (PM) Sivia Harding All Day Design your own Crescent Sideways Shawl Mary Scott Huff Shapely Sexy Steeks (AM) Sassy Selbuvotter (PM) Melissa Leapman Cabling Without a Needle (AM) Celtic Cables (PM) Lynda McArdell Tips and Tricks for a Professional Looking Finish (AM) Getting the Perfect Fit (PM) Stephanie Pearl McPhee Grok the Sock (AM) Knitting for Speed and Efficiency (PM) Marie Mayhew For the Love of Detail - Needle Felting (AM) For the Love of Detail Embroidery (PM) Annie Modisitt Double Knitting (AM) Knitting with Wire (PM) Susan NewhallBlended Intarsia (AM) Color: the Untold Story (PM) Carol RhoadesTwo End Knitted Wrist Warmers (AM) Bohus Wrist Warmers-patterned and plain in the round (PM) Francine Ruiter All Day Spinning Luxury Fibers - not a beginning spinning class Julie WeisenbergerEuropean Finishing Tips and Techniques (AM) Fleecing! Also called extreme thrumming (PM) Stephen WestTop Down Shawl Workshop for Adventurous Beginners (AM) Top Down Shawl Workshop for Intermediate/Advanced (PM) Andrea Wong Portuguese Style of Knitting-the Basics (AM) Portuguese Style of Knitting-Advanced (PM)
Online registration will begin in January. More detailed information is coming soon!
Start the New Year off with a hearty laugh at the Minnesota Knitters’ Guild’s January 15, 2012 meeting, featuring podcasters Melanie and Deborah Gall, the two hosts from the The Savvy Girls Podcast.
Coming to you from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; New York, New York, USA; and wherever else they may happen to be, sisters Melanie and Deborah take a playful and thoughtful look at knitting (among other things). Both sisters travel extensively - Melanie is a professional singer and actress and Deborah’s career has posted her throughout the world, and they have a wide range of stories about knitting, art, literature, travel, music, and – of course – everyday life. Be prepared to laugh!
Melanie may also inspire you to sing with her recently released CD, Knitting All the Day, a collection of never-before-recorded WWI knitting (yes, knitting!) music from Canada, Britain, France and the USA. Copies will be available at the meeting.
For those of you who aren’t quite sure what a podcast is, it’s a short, episodic digital show, available to download or stream to your computer or mobile device, such as an iPod.
The Savvy Girls podcast is available on iTunes and you can also check out their website at http://savvygirls.ca. New shows are released twice monthly.
Did you know that Minnesota Knitters' Guild has a collection of knitting books for use by our membership? We keep our collection of books at the Textile Center Pat O'Connor Library for use by our members and members of affiliated guilds with the Textile Center.
A benefit of being a dues paying member of our guild is that you are allowed to check out the library materials - even the books or media from other participating guilds. The Textile Center Library has on online catalog available for participating members to use. A new guide has been published to help members use the system better and promote use of the library.
Gale Woods Farm is hosting the 7th annual Celebrate the Harvest and Vendor Fair Saturday, October 6th from 9:00am-5:00pm and Sunday, October 7th from 10am-4pm.
Finished felted or knitted products, yarn, raw fiber, preserves, dried herbs, breads, honey, apples, garlic braids, and other such products fit the theme and have sold well in the past.,
This is a juried festival. Application deadline is May 25th.
All vendor space is under tents or canopies and will be located around the Farm Education Center where the other activities are taking place. Vendors may use their own canopies or set up under tents provided by Gale Woods Farm. More details are on the vendor application.
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.