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Summer 2011 Knitting Events

Posted by Fairy Yarnmother on June 7, 2011

Be sure to check out the following knitting events in the Midwest( I’m vending as Fairy Yarnmother at all of them)  (be sure to stop by and say hello.)  :

the Midwest CSM Crank-in will be in Danville, IL July 22-24.  This event is for circular sock knitting machines.  there will be CSM classes, mini workshops and plenty of people there to help if you have a needy machines.

The Knit and Crochet Show is in Minneapolis, MN from July 28-31.  Here’s the website:  http://www.knitandcrochetshow.com/.  This is the first BIG (HUGE) knitting event of the year in the Midwest.  This is organized by the Knitting (and the Crochet) Guilds of America.  The run the master knitting programs and CAST ON magazine.  It’s held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis and features lots of big name instructors.  Everyone will be there so try to make if you can.  They devote July 27th to all of the Master Knitters program, if you’re having a problem with any of the samples be sure and check out the classes.

Stitches Midwest is held in Schaumburg, IL  on Aug 24-28.  Their website is:  http://www.knittinguniverse.com/stitches/.  This is the other BIG knitting event in the Midwest.  I don’t know how many people they get for the show turnout, but they get over a million visitors to their website.  Stitches is run by Knitter’s Magazine and the XRX Books people.  There are 4 Stitches shows (IL, CT, CA and GA) running throughout the year, and we’re lucky enough to get one of them in the midwest.   The classes are excellent, my favorite teachers are Judy Pascale, Lily Chin  and Leslye Solomon.

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