Our March meeting featured a panel of Guild members who are also Master Hand Knitters. It was so interesting to hear what it took to become certified as a Master Hand Knitter and each of their personal experiences of getting through the multi-year course. Thanks so much to Barb Lind, Lisa Pannell, Roxanne Richardson, and Mary Zweber for being our panelist.
(Click HERE to view a recording of the meeting.)
MKG Educational Grants
If you are interested in taking your knitting to the next level through a certification program, the Guild has grants available for members to help make that happen. Certification does not just include the Master Hand Knitters program; you can also get certified to teach, tech edit, become a fair judge, or a designer. These grants are not for basic knitting skills type classes. This pdf gives a basic outline of the TKGA programs and you can find out more on their website. The Craft Yarn Council also offers certification in teaching. These are not the only programs the Guild will help fund, but gives you an idea of the type we will. If you are unsure if a class you want to take is covered, please email Kelly Amoth at email@example.com. If you are interested in applying you can do so here.
Members can watch recordings of our meetings here. Videos are generally posted within a couple weeks following the meeting.
Help ensure the future of the Guild by joining the Board of Directors! We have an immediate opening for the Programming Director. This position books all the speakers and teachers for our monthly meetings, as well as trunk shows. They serve a three-year term and can serve two terms. We will also have openings in July for a new Vice President and Marketing Director. To find out more about each position visit our Volunteer Page.
Ask a Fair Judge
While we haven’t been able to find a judge willing to speak at a Guild meeting, we do have the opportunity to submit our questions about judging at the fair in writing. If you have a question(s) you would like to ask, please submit it here.
The most searched for thing on our website is Knitting Groups. Our list is sadly very small currently. If you have a knitting group that meets in person or virtually and welcomes new members, please fill out the form on our knitting group page to be added to the list.
The Guild hosts two virtual knitting groups. One meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00pm, and the other gets together twice a month on Sunday morning at 11:00am. Check the calendar HERE for more information and Zoom links.
- We have announced the vendors for the Yarnover 2022 Marketplace! This year you must reserve a free timed-entry ticket to attend. See the list of vendors and reserve your ticket here.
- Class registration closes on April 15th! Some of the more popular classes are down to just a few tickets. Make sure you don’t miss out on the fun! Register here.
- Yarnover is completely volunteer run and we count on all of you to make it happen. If you have a few hours available to help on April 30th, please sign up for a shift here.
- The Yarnover Shawl contest is both virtual and in person this year! You can enter either through the website or stop by the Guild table at Yarnover to have us photograph your shawl. Read all the details and enter here.
- If you have registered for a class, a Marketplace ticket, or volunteer shift and not uploaded your proof of vaccination yet, please make sure to do so by April 15th. Upload your proof of vaccination.
ITEMS NEEDED (Machine washable)
- Hats and mittens
(sizes to fit kids through adults)
- Warm socks and slippers for young adults
- Lap blankets
- Cotton washcloths
- Full skeins with labels.
- Natural fiber or natural fiber blend.
Please, no yarn that is:
- 100% acrylic
- Partial skeins or balls
- Dirty, musty or smelly
The Textile Center Library is open. Please check their website for hours. You can also check books out online and pick them up.
- Laine Winter 2022 (#13)
- Rowan 71
- Pompom 40
- Knit From Nature
- Knit Like a Latvian…Socks
- Knitting From Fair Isle
- Knitting with Disney
- Knitting for Radical Self-Care
- The Nordic Knitting Primer
- Icelandic Mittens
- Knitted Socks from Finland
- Knit Like a Latvian…Accessories
- Knit Fold Pleat Repeat
- Selbu Patterns
Requests and suggestions for books and magazines are always welcome. Email Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our designer this month is Anna Radchenko from Ukraine. You can read more about her on the blog. (Her Granny Socks look perfect for service knitting.)
We also encourage you to support Ukrainian designers by buying their patterns. Ravelry has a search by country, here are the results for Ukraine.
- Pattern of your choice from this month’s featured designer Anna Radchenko – Stefanie Hailperin
- Pattern of your choice from this month’s featured designer Anna Radchenko – Lisa Pannell
- Digital download Pom Pom Issue 40 – Vicki Eide
Find all the details on each meeting in Events. Guest passes for non-members will be available approximately one month before each meeting.
- April – No Meeting/Yarnover
- May 17 – Amy Snell – Latvian Braids and Other Clever Twists
- June 21 – Abbie Kenyon – Icelandic Textile Center Artist in Residence
- July 19 – Kate Atherley – Blocking and Fiber Care
- August 16 – TBA
- September 20 – State Fair Show & Tell
- October 18 – Tanis Gray – Estonian Inlay/Roosimine