Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Singer Sees St. Paul

Approximately 1oo-ish knitters piled into the regular Minnesota Knitter's Guild meeting room last night. (Other meetings I've attending maybe, Maybe have 50 attendees.)

Amy Singer certainly brought a larger crowd to discuss non-wool knitting.

We laughed along as we all recognized Franklin's work: "It can happen to anyone. 'It itches.' " (Used with permission, I believe.)

Amy proposed categorization of fibers into families. I grew up watching one of these families below during after-school re-runs, so laughter ensued...Amy talked about wool lust... all the items that folks allergic to wool can't use. (Noro! Anything by Elizabeth Zimmerman or Meg Swanson!) Oh, the travesty.
...and then she offered techical solutions, like silk!
The presentation was great, and certainly delved into fiber technical talk that we usually don't think about. As a dyer, I was particularly interested in the chart that described how well color is absorbed by different fibers.

I can't not show these great sleeves to you! Tiffany crocheted Mrs. Weasley sleeves from Charmed Knits. What fantastic color! (what's up with the weird shoulder bumps, though?)

Knitintensity forgot her camera, so this one's for you!


Shelly Kang said...

Hey, I just wanted to say it was nice meeting you again last night. I really do read your blog!

Deb said...

Looks and sounds like a great evening!

limedragon :-: Harriet said...

Oooh, looks like a wonderful and interesting presentation! Great pictures. : )

Guinifer said...

So much fun - and very interesting. I was at a Lacrosse game in Chaska. No wool, but no yarn at all.

knitintensity said...

Thanks for the great picture--what a fun night!

Holly said...

Sounds like a great night.

I don't remember a Knitting Guild at all from my university days.

But then, without transportation the only yarn shop I could reach was near McAllister College.