We had such a wonderful State Fair Review this year! It was so interesting to hear about all the projects everyone entered. Since we were virtual, we were also able to see things from the Carver and Washington County Fairs and the Indiana State Fair. There is so much talent in this guild!
“No Fair” Awards
We will be hosting a scaled down version of our “No Fair” Awards as part of the October meeting. Submission are due Tuesday, September 28th. There is even a category for your non-knitted items this year! See all the details in the premium book.
Mystery Mini Skeins Sale and KAL
All of our Mystery Mini Skein sets sold out in the first week! Thank you to everyone who purchase one (or multiples). Don’t worry, even if you didn’t get one of our sets, you can still participate in our Mini KAL starting Dec. 1st. You can find the basic details here, but we’ll have more plus lots of project suggestions in the coming months.
Donation Drop-Off Event
Our next drop-off date for service knitting donation is Sunday, October 24th from 11am – 2pm in the Textile Center parking lot. For more details on donating see our calendar.
“The Good Stuff” Online Auction
Like last year, we’ve saved up the best of the donated yarn for an online auction. This year we have over double the lots of gorgeous yarns in every weight. There is everything from single skeins to sweater quantities from Noro, Cascade, Madelinetosh, Blue Sky, Rowen, and more with opening bids starting at $10 or lower. The auction will open at 9pm on November 16th and members will receive a link after the November meeting.
Here are the latest periodicals and books added to the library
- pompom #38 Roots & Branches
- Nomadic Knits #10 Texas
- Shetland Wool Adventures Journal #2
- Rowan #70
- Laine #12, Autumn 2021
- Mystic Shawls 2 by Anna Dalvi
- Ancient Egypt in Lace & Color by Anna Dalvi
- Knits from Around Norway by Nina Granlund Saether
- Knit Hats with Wooly Wormhead
- Geometric Knit Blankets by Margaret Holzmann
- Ready – Set – Raglan from pompom
- Take Heart by Fiona Alice
- Moon and Turtle by Kiyomi and Sachiko Burgin
- Magical Woodland Knits by Claire Garland
- Unobtainables by Allison Sarnoff and Heatherly Walker
- Modern Mending by Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald
Shetland Wool Week 2021 and Shetland Wool Adventures Journal #3 are both on order.
If you have any questions or suggestions of items for the library please contact our librarian Anne, [email protected]
Our designer of the month is Kacey Herlihy. You can read all about her here.
Are you a Guild member that lives outside of the Twin Cities area? Would you like to plan a knitting related event for people near you? The Guild has funds set aside for that purpose!
Door Prize Winners
Kacey Herlihy Pattern – Sharon Wussow
Kacey Herlihy Pattern – Cindy Anderson
Our October 19th meeting will feature Laura Bellows of Jūl Designs as both our speaker and trunk show. Laura will be helping us learn how to wear all those beautiful shawls we knit.