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.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

We are on the Move

At our September meeting we decided to start meeting at Panera on our regular meeting date and at our regular meeting time. After many years of meeting at the Maplewood library we are randomly kicked out before our scheduled time is done or show up only to find another meeting has been scheduled at our time and it takes precedence over ours. As this is always random and we are not told ahead of time we feel that the library is not conducive place to meet any more. We know that Maplewood Libary is not doing their own scheduling and is in no way responsible but never the less we will be meeting at Panera on 35E and County Road E. We appriciate Becky Hass for starting the group and Maplweood for hosting us all these years.

Several service possibilities were mentioned at the September meeting. Helen is knitting blankets for the families of fallen soldiers. The link to more information is Another service project, that we have done in the past is the scarves for the special Olympics. The link is Carol has found that the Special Olympic scarves this year has a couple of yarn possibility so we don't have to make them out of the horrific yarn like last time. This year you can use there Red Hart Soft, it is a worsted medium and comes in the Really Red and Navy that are being used this year.

Bridgette told us about the upcoming Quilt Show that her quilt group holds at The Redeemer Lutheran Church in White Bear. Also Annette told us about a couple of events: Upper Midwest Alpaca Farm Tours, September 24 & 25 (Saturday & Sunday) Llama Farm Open House (Shady Ridge Farm, New Richmond, WI, October 1 & 2 (Saturday & Sunday). Learn about packing, cart driving and doing obstacle courses with llamas. Watch demos that teach you how to work with llama fiber. Products include llama yarn, roving batts and clouds, carded batts and felting kits, flower pins, wine cozies.

If you have any questions about any of the upcoming events or our move drop me an e-mail and I'll get you contacted to the appropriate person. My e-mail address is

Sunday, September 11, 2011


At our September meeting we will be talking about our August and September books since we canceled the August meeting.

Mary Jo will also bring her supplies and teach us how to make the braided necklaces. Some of us made them a couple of months ago and it was fun.

We will also be talking about changing locations and if we want to do the Olympic scarves again.

See you this coming Tuesday at Maplewood Library.