We has such a great meeting with Roxanne Richardson this week. She is such a wealth of information about the history of sweater knitting!
Here are the items from the business portion of the meeting.
Great Guild Getaway Survey
We are feeling optimistic about being about to host the Great Guild Getaway this October, but we would like to know how attendees would feel about accommodations and possible restrictions in this survey. Only people who are interested in attending the Getaway this year need to respond.
2021 – 2022 Board Member Elections
Guild members make sure to check your email for the link to the ballot for our board member elections. We need to reach a quorum for the vote to count.
Thanks to our Give to the Max initiative we have $2,000 to give away to members outside of the Twin Cities area to support knitting related activities. Members will be able to request up to $250. Look for more details and how to apply on this blog later this week.
The Textile Center is currently working on their five-year strategic plan. They are looking from input from those who use the center through this survey. The survey closes on June 27th.
Service Knitting Garage Sale
We’re having a Guild garage sale on Sunday, July 18th from 11 AM to 3 PM. The sale will be in Linden Hills in Minneapolis. We’ll post the address closer to the date.
New Additions to the Library
PomPom #37 – Summer 2021
Custom Shawls for the Curious and Creative Knitter By Kate Atherly & Kim McBrien Evans
Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy. The Official Star Wars Knitting Pattern Book By Tanis Gray
Members can check out books from the Textile Center Library. You must reserve the book online and schedule a pick-up. All the details are here.
Contact our librarian Anne, [email protected], if you have any questions or suggests for new books.
Pompom Issue 37 – Anita Ferugson
Shetland Wool Adventures Journal Vol. 2 – Kathy Burns
Variations on a Theme Hat Challenge
We are working on the send hat in our service knitting hat challenge, the Fancy Ribby Hat.
There will not be a Guild meeting in July because of the Garage Sale.
August – Andrea Wong – Intro to Portuguese Knitting
September – State Fair Show & Tell
MN State Fair
We have not heard yet from the Fair about how the demo area will work this year. We will let everyone know as soon as we do.