IMPORTANT: Some users report experiencing migraines and seizures when accessing Ravelry due to their site redesign. Links in this blog post direct to Ravelry pages and are spelled out accordingly. If you are prone to either of these issues, please proceed with caution when clicking the Ravelry links.
Last gnight’s meeting with Sarah Schira was certainly gnifty! We had such fun sharing her love of knitting and all things gnome.
We also loved ohhhing and ahhhing over the fabulous yarns from Knitcircus in Madison WI.
New Leadership Team Members
We are happy to announce that we have filled the two openings in our leadership team. Sandra Wright will be taking over the role of Programming Director and Janese Evans will be our new Yarnover Chair.
Though Jess Dahlberg is stepping down from the board, she will still be creating the monthly newsletter you receive from the Guild. Members are welcome to email items for the newsletter to her, [email protected].
May – Jillian Moreno – Yarn Detective
June– Roxanne Richardson – Knitting from Vintage Patterns
July – Yarn Garage Sale (We will not have programming in July)
Aug – Andrea Wong – Intro to Portuguese Knitting
Sept – State Fair
New Ticketing Procedure
Thanks to everyone for rolling with us with the new ticketing procedure. It went pretty smoothly except a few people’s link emails went to spam, we will continue to work on how to make this better. Just a reminder to members, we are using this ticketing system to make it easier for non-members who want to make a donation to the Guild or join the Guild. We did have five new members join this way, as well as, received some donations. We are not asking members to make an additional donation. In a time when membership numbers are down and we don’t have Yarnover, things like this help us to continue to pay for quality speakers and the technology to host virtual meetings.
Service Knitting Drop-Off Event
Sunday, April 25, 12-3pm at the Textile Center. Drive to the back parking lot and we will be there to accept your donations.
Please include a slip of paper with your name and number of items you are dropping off to help make sure you receive recognition charms for service knitting.
We’ll also be accepting yarn donations: full skeins with labels; natural fibers or blends only. Needles are always welcome.
If you cannot make the drop-off event please email Dawn [email protected] to make other arrangements.
Just a reminder that our 2021 organizations are Hats for the Homeless, Hats and Mittens, and the Range Center in Chisholm.
Knitted adult and children’s hats, mittens, scarves, fingerless mitts, and lap blankets.
Recently added items
- Pompom #36
- Vernal by Irina Anikeeva
- Celtic Cable Shawls by Lucy Hague
- Twisted Stitch Sourcebook by Norah Gaughan
- Strands of Joy by by Anna Johanna
Requests and suggestions for new books and magazines to add to the library are always welcome. Please email our librarian Anne [email protected].
Our Designer of the Month is local designer Barbann Pappas. You can see some of her designs and read about her here.
Melissa needs your suggestions for designers to feature! We are looking for designers that don’t already have a large following. These are designers that could use some publicity. Though not limited to, we would love to feature local and/or BIPOC designers whenever we can. Please email your suggestions to [email protected]
This month’s winners won patterns from Barbann Pappas.
Congrats to Carrie Ohnstad and Cristina deSobrino!
Variations on a Theme Hat Challenge
Member Bonnie S. has been hosting our Variations on a Theme Hat Challenge. Participants knit up a hat that is acceptable for one of our service partners and show off how they put their own spin on it. The first hat was the 1898 Hat and we will be posting some of the results on our blog. You can see the first batch here.
Our next hat will be the Fancy Ribby Hat (Ravelry link).
For those of you thinking of entering the State Fair this year, they have announced that the premium books and registration opening will be June 7th this year. It is typically available in May. There was also a question about whether we had any tips fo