MINNESOTA KNITTERS’ DAYS
OCTOBER 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 2019
Welcome to Minnesota Knitters’ Days!
We are gathering at the Miracle Lodge at the Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch in Stewartville, MN! All meals are in the Dining Hall, which is a short walk from Miracle Lodge. Our meeting room is in the Riverside Room which is located on the Main Level, first floor, as you enter the building. Our rooms are located on the Main Level and the Upper Level. There is a nice balcony area on the upper level, which overlooks the Riverside Room. Plan to arrive Thursday around 4:30pm. Find your room which is listed after your name on the roster. Each room has a full bathroom, microwave and small fridge.
Meals are served in the Dining Hall, which is a short walk from the Lodge. This year we have Lunch served at 12 noon and Dinner served at 6:00pm, all cafeteria style. There is a kitchenette area off of our class room in Riverside Room, which is equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, sink, coffee cups, and a coffee maker. Bring your desired breakfast items to have in your room. Coffee is supplied in the kitchenette at the back of our classroom. If you have a favorite coffee that you would like to brew, please feel free to bring your coffee, and anything else you would like to have in the morning. As always, feel free to bring any snacks to share with the knitters. There is a large table at the back of our class room to share snacks.
No smoking in buildings or around entry ways. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on the grounds.
Attn: Dinner is at 6:00 Thursday evening, if you will be late Thursday for dinner, let me know and I will make a plate of food, and it will be available for you when you arrive.
Annual Knitter’s Gift Exchange is on Thursday Evening. Please bring an un-identified/anonymous wrapped item to the exchange that is related to knitting. This “knitting related” item may or may 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 gift they prefer. It’s a fun evening getting to know everyone in our group.
Friday Evening: Show and Share. We would like to see what everyone has created for new ideas and inspiration. This is just for fun, and is not a contest. This is an evening to inspire others and be inspired!
See New Event:
Silent Auction: New this year and suggested by attendee Nancy McElmurry: After Friday evenings “Show and Share”, Nancy will talk about our Silent Auction. Some of us have an “overabundance” of our craft. This will give us an opportunity to enable others to purchase items to wear and enjoy knit pieces that they have admired from other campers. Bring your completed items that you would be interested in auctioning, along with your minimum price desired. Or, check out the beautiful knitwear available and place your bid!
Saturday Evening: The auctioned items will be reviewed and the highest bidder will claim their purchase.
Evening programs will be at 7pm. We are always very flexible, these times are approximate.
Anne Bosch of Blackberry Ridge will be with us again this year with her yarns for sale. Let her know what you may want to see, visit her website at www.blackberry-ridge.com to check out what she has to offer. Then e-mail her with suggestions and/or questions that you may have,
-Wear a close-fitting shirt, or (better yet—a camisole or tank top), and please wear your “good” bra (the one that puts everything in the right place!). Bring a positive attitude and a sense of humor.
-Please bring TWO identical gauge swatches – AT LEAST 6 inches by 6 inches – in whatever simple stitch pattern you’re interested in using for a jacket ( if you can’t decide, just make stockinette stitch swatches) Don’t wash or block your swatches.
Supply kits include: Jersey Knit material, Lining, Full sized Charting paper for pattern.
Required materials to bring:
Paper, pencil, eraser
Flexible measuring tape
Black sewing thread
Jean Frost’s Custom Knit Jackets book (the blue one)
Long ruler/yardstick (for drawing long, straight lines)
Rotary cutter and mat (only if you desire have)
Portable Sewing Machine
Extension cord and/or power strip with multiple outlets.
Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch
7291 CR 6 SW
Stewartville, MN 55976
Detailed Directions: See attachment to this email
ROSTER 2019, and room assignments
1. Melody Baker, 202
2. Anne Bosch, 103
3. Audrey Caine, 202
4. Florette Chenevert, 103
5. Susan Dempsey, 105
6. Marie Duquette, 105
7. Candace Eisner Strick, 204
8. Judith Eisner, 204
9. Barb Farrell, 110
10. Betsy Foster, 104
11. Sonya Glaser, 107
12. Karen Gustavsson, 109
13. Deb Hegstrom, 108
14. Sheryl Hill, 102
15. Becky Huerta, 208
16. Mary Jellison, 104
17. Kris King, 202
18. Nancy McElmurry, 201
19. Karen Meade, 110
20. Pam Olson, 106
21. Jan Raaf, 107
22. Carol Reuter, 201
23. Stacey Ross, 102
24. Judy Thompson, 109
25. Marilyn Thompson, 208
26. Janet Ungs, 102
27. Lynn Walek, 210
28. Alison Walsh, 108
29. Agnes Zelgert, 106
30. Sarah Peasley, 205