Archive for August, 2011

Mark your calendars

Mark your calendar, request vacation time, whatever it is you need to do to be able to attend Knitting in the Heartland 2012. This event, held in even numbered years in the Kansas City metro area, is sponsored by the Sunflower Knitters Guild and the 2012 date is April 14-15. Details are still pending but there will be classes and a marketplace. Keynote speaker will be author, knitter and yarn designer Franklin Habit. Watch my Events page for further details.


Memories of Minneapolis

Maybe not a great heading since I really didn’t see much of Minneapolis but that is where the summer Knit & Crochet Show was held this year. I know there were some knitters there somewhere but I didn’t see many of them. I signed up for the Professional Development Day sponsored by the CGOA (Crochet Guild of America) and all the classes I took were crochet ones. I also attended a lunch meeting of the Cyber Chapter of cgoa and the CGOA Annual Meeting. Some of the greats and near-greats of the crochet and knitting worlds I spent time with at the show were, in no particular order: Ellen Gormley, Margaret Hubert, Vickie Howell, Lily Chin, Marty Miller, Pauline Turner (from England), Karen Ratto-Whooley. Some of others who were there but I didn’t get to spend time with were Edie Eckman, Tracie Barrett, Gwen Bortner, Joan Davis, Melissa Leapman, Margaret Fisher.

One of my best memories from the conference is sitting with Margaret Hubert during some down time during which she offered to help a few of us with the bullion stitch. Now I need to practice it on something before I forget what she taught me. Maybe I can figure out a way to use it for the swap project I really, really need to get started crocheting.

If you’re interested in information about the fall Knit & Crochet Show in Greensboro, NC during September, just click on either the TKGA or CGOA emblem along the right side of this page and it will take you to the Knitting Guild Association or the Crochet Guild of America where full information is posted. Next year’s conferences are also mentioned; the summer one will be in Manchester, NH just before July 4 and the fall one will be in Reno, NV in mid-September.

Location & Hours:

703 N Broadway
Pittsburg, KS


Professional Memberships

A Few of My Favorite Things:

Knitting Lace & Lace Knitting
Crocheting Shawls
Knitting Socks
Stacks of brightly colored dishcloths I've crocheted
Listening to my granddaughter giggle

"When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad."
~ Maria in the Sound of Music

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