• ercvt

South of the river knitters??

So I want to find or start a knitting group south of the river. It just seems like all the groups meet in mpls or sp. If I have to spend 30 minutes getting there, that limits my knittin time! LOL ( I got a kid and I just can't knit around her!)

So anyone ?? I was a part of the TCKnit group on yahoo awhile ago, and then left it because it was all far away. Anyone wanna start one??
Oh yes, btw.. I am in Hastings.

Silk Fusion Class


I am teaching a class on Silk Fusion at the Bell Museum of Natural History in Minneapolis this Sunday.
Silk fusion is a technique used to form a fiber matrix with jsut about any fiber that can be shaped just about any way you please. I use it to create bowls, fabric, book marks, hats. It is super fun.

Here is the class description from the Bell.

Plants and Silk Fusion
Sunday, April 15
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
$45, $35 members (includes supply fee)
Create a silk fusion sheet by integrating layers of soy and tussah silk, wool, plant parts, and other materials. The sheet can be dried flat or molded into any desired shape such as a bowl, box, or journal cover. Supplies included in fee. Instructor is Project Art for Nature artist Elaine Evans.

If you are interested REGISTER TODAY, or the class may not run.


Registrations email:
Call 624-9050 to register for programs.
Registration Office open Monday through Friday, 9:00-4:30.
vicious apple

Yarn shops in Ireland

I'm studying abroad with my college in Ireland right now. We're taking a trip down south next week and some of us are looking for yarn shops near Tralee (I've gotten them all addicted!). I've checked, does anyone have any other hints or ever been to Ireland and on the offchance know of some good yarn shops down there? I'm for sure hitting up Blarney, I've already attacked a place up north and the Aran Islands (OMGPUREWOOLSOLOVELY). The last thing I need is more yarn, but I'm consoling myself with the fact that, hey, they are easy to pack and weigh next to nothing....

Textile Garage Sale

Many of you may already know about this, but the MN Textile Center is having their annual giant Textile Garage Sale this coming Saturday. The regular sale is 9am to 3pm, and then from 3-4 they have an hour of fill-up-a-bag-for-a-dollar sale to try to clear stuff out.

Also, if you have any craft supplies you don't know what to do with, they are taking donations on Friday April 13, 9 am - 6 pm. "Fabric, yarn, notions, patterns, books, magazines, sewing machines -- we will accept almost anything textile related."

Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Telephone 612-436-0464
Fax 612-436-0466

Yarn Harlot

Hey Minnesota knitters,
Anyone go see the Yarn Harlot on Wednesday? I didn't realize until too late that you had to sign up for spots, so I was on the waiting list, and then I got Twins tickets, blah blah, so I didn't get to go...

Who got to see the traveling sock?

midwest_spin is up and running!

Hi there!

I have started a community for spinners in the midwest, midwest_spin. I hope that it can become a good resource of suppliers of wheels/fiber/spindles and all things spinng for the mid America states. Membership is not limited to those of us in the midwest either! If you have any questions, please contact me at pickleboot at livejournal dot com!
Sharon BSG
  • 070304

Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece- twin cities retailer?

Does anyone happen to know of a Twin Cities yarn shop that keeps Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece stocked? I know that Yarnzilla in Minnetonka has it, but their selection is very limited and they don't carry the colorway I'm looking for. (I'd like to be able to pick up my whole sweater's worth of the Jungle Green colorway this week.)

I've called a few shops that carry Brown Sheep yarns, but none seem to carry the Cotton Fleece. Anywhere in the cities or nearby suburbs will do.

Leaf in the Wind - Serenity

Knit Out at Mall of America

I went to the knit-out for a little while today. It will be going on again tomorrow. Some useful info if you want to go:

1. Here's the schedule:

2. Parking really, really sucked. Line of cars inching around. Take the light rail train instead if you can. There were lots of crowds and lines in the mall too, but it was tolerable and couldn't really be helped.

3. Atlantic Books (3rd floor by Macy's) is having a big store closing sale, all books are at least 30% off. Check out their discount crafts section. They have a lot of cheap knitting and other crafts books. I got "Knit it Now - Turn Great Yarns into Great Sweaters" and "Donna Kooler's Encyclopedia of Knitting" for under $7. They also have a lot of good deals on fiction.

4. Freebies: Lion Brand is giving ou big black cloth tote bags. Michael's is giving out Paton's Divine in white, blue tweed, and brown tweed (I'm going to make my boyfriend a scarf). Bernat is giving out Boa fur yarn. Clover is giving out bamboo needles and something else, I forget what. There are also, in various places, crochet hooks, needle gauges, lots of patterns, small yarn samples, and coupons for discounts at LYSes. Some things you have to wait in line for, and others you have to fill out surveys for, some things you can just walk by and pick up. There are also door prizes.