Knitting-Lit Book Club is now being held at Panera. The Panera is located on 35E and County Road E in Vadnais Heights. We meet the Second Tuesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. Come Knit one, Read too! We also meet the First and Fourth Thursday of the month at the same time and location to knit and chat.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Cool things from February's meeting

I'm so glad I brought a notepad to this meeting! Here goes...

Announcements on interesting upcoming knitting events:
~ Feb. 15th at the Textile Center - Special Event
A Colorful Evening with Kristin Nicholas - Handknitting designer Kristin Nicholas, author of the new "Kristin Knits" as well as "Knitting the New Classics" and other books, visits the Textile Center to give a free lecture and sign her books. Known for their joyful color palette, Nicholas's patterns are inspired by ethnic textiles, nature, and the world around her. From her home base in Massachusetts, Nicholas encourages knitters and fiber artists everywhere to develop personally inspiring palettes for every project.
Location: Textile Center, 3000 University Ave. SE., Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 436-0464
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

~ Feb. 17th Knit-Out at the Mall of America
Knit-Out and Crochet at Mall of America - The national Craft Yarn Council of America hosts its second annual Presidents' Day Weekend Knit-Out at the Mall of America: two days of lessons, displays, and demonstrations.
See the CYCA Web site, , for more information and pictures from the 2007 event.
Location: Mall of America, Interstate 494 & Hwy. 77, Bloomington, MN
Contact: Craft Yarn Council of America, 704/824-7838, info@
Time: 10:00 AM on 16-February-2008 to 5:00 PM on 17-February-2008

~ March 18th at the Textile Center - Betty Christiansen, author of Knitting for Peace: Make the World a Better Place, One Stitch at a Time, is our guest speaker tonight. Her book, a favorite of many members, is "a knitting book with heart" that explores the giving side of knitting. Meet the author and see the knitted items from her book.
Location: Textile Center, 3000 University Ave. SE., Minneapolis, MN
Contact: (612) 436-0464, ext. 115
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

For more info on these events:

~ Double Ewe Yarn Shop - a New Mother Bear Project Group
The first Thursday each month, from 2:30 - 5:00, starting February 7th

Links to lots of odds and ends discussed during the meeting:
~ Pioneer Press Harry Potter article (including scarf pattern)
~ Wonderful Wallaby Knitting Pattern
~ Warm Woolies (the charity we knit hats for from Charmed Knits)
~ Chibi darning needles and case
~ Top Down Raglan Cardigan pattern
~ YouTube Funniest Wedding Bloopers 2

Books mentioned during the meeting:
- The Knitting Experience: Book 1: The Knit Stitch by Sally Melville
- Local author Margaret Frazer and Monica Ferris (who is one and the same)
- 2-at-a-Time Socks by Melissa Morgan-Oakes
- Knitting Circles Around Socks: Knit Two at a Time on Circular Needles
by Antje Gillingham
- Things I Learned From Knitting (Whether I Wanted To or Not)
by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (Coming out in April 2008)

Remember Next month's book is Crazy Aunt Purl's Drunk, Divorced, and Covered in Cat Hair: The True-Life Misadventures of a 30-Something Who Learned to Knit After He Split by Laurie Perry

See you March 11th!

1 comment:

elizabeth said...

Just in case it didn't come up...Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is coming to St Paul!! Again! (I missed her last time!). She is coming in April.

The Yarnery is hosting it. Tickets, which are free, can be picked up there.

Thought this was quite appropriate as hers was the book for the last meetings discussion... maybe it came up.

anyway, that's it, elizabeth