Thursday, November 10, 2011

2011 Pictures

Candice Eisner Strick was our instructor, teaching from her book, Strickly Sock.

She taught from all kinds of positions.

 Candace with Sheryl Hill, organizer.

Candace would have taken Sara home with her if she could have managed.

Some pictures from our visit to Riverside Suri Alpacas in Lake City.

MN Knitters' Days 2011

October 28, 29, 30, 2011
Dear Knitters,
Welcome to Minnesota Knitters’ Days!
We will gather at The Villa Maria around 5:00 in the front lobby for registration and move into our rooms before dinner. All meals are in Marian Hall in the lower level; our rooms are located on third floor along with our classroom called “The Lakeview Room” starting Saturday morning. If you can not make it for dinner Friday evening, let me know 2 weeks before camp begins. (They require an accurate count for meals.)
We will conduct our Annual Chinese Auction on Friday Evening. Please bring an un-identified/anonymous wrapped item to auction that is related to knitting. This “knitting related” item need not be a hand knitted gift, camper’s choice. Every year we have a wonderful variety of items and everyone seems to have a hard time choosing the item they prefer. It’s a fun evening getting to know everyone in our group. Candace will bring a variety of sock yarn for everyone, donated by Universal yarn shop! You may pick your color sock yarn during the Chinese Auction!
Dana Tiedeman of Riverside Suri Alpacas has invited us to tour her alpaca farm and see her fiber/yarn from her beautiful animals! We have scheduled our tour for Saturday afternoon around 3pm. She is located near the Villa, about a 5 minute drive. This is optional, you are welcome to stay and continue knitting on your sock project.
Please bring projects for Show and Share scheduled for Saturday evening. We would like to see what everyone is creating, for new ideas and inspiration. This is just for fun, no contest! Every year we have a “knitting garage sale” of sorts… feel free to bring items to sell. We will find a space for display.
Candace has a power point presentation for us after Show and Tell Saturday evening.
Feel free to bring snacks to share, no alcoholic beverages are allowed at the Villa. The Villa is smoke free.
The Villa’s phone number is (651) 345-3457, if you need to be contacted during the weekend. The caller should be prepared to give the receptionist a name and number so you may return the call. Address is: 29847 County 2 Blvd., Frontenac, MN 55026. There is a website
Attn: Dinner is at 6:00 Friday evening cafeteria style until 6:30. If you will be late let me know and a plate will be made up for you. Saturday breakfast is 8:00, Lunch at noon, Dinner at 6:00. Sunday brunch is 10:00.
Anne Bosch of Blackberry Ridge will be with us again this year. Let her know what you may want to see, visit her website at to check out what she has to offer. Then e-mail her with suggestions and/or questions that you may have.
HOMEWORK: With light colored, smooth wool yarn of DK weight or heavier, cast on 30 sts and work in K2, P2 ribbing for about 1 inch. Note: this homework is worked flat. Leave sts on needles with the yarn attached.
Supplies to bring to class:
Light colored smooth wool yarn of DK weight or heavier and appropriately sized set of 4 double pointed needles.
A few yards of smooth cotton yarn.
Note: If you know how to do 2 circulars, or 40” circular for magic loop you may use this method, but it will not be taught in class.
Villa Maria is located between New Frontenac and Lake City on County Road 2. Coming south from Red Wing on Hwy 61/63, pass through New Frontenac and go 1.3 miles, and take County Road 2 left (North) for 1/2 mile. Our center is located just after the bridge overlooking the marsh.
29847 County 2 Blvd
Frontenac, MN 55026-1052
Phone (651) 345-4582
Fax (651) 345-3457