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wandaweberg
01-24-2007, 05:15 PM
I was introduced to knitting at a very young age. My mom has knit since I have memories. I picked it up in my 20's for a few years, making some afghans, but didnít begin again until my middle 40's. And now I am hooked!!!

Anyone out there from Minnesota?

Wanda be Knitting

puppyluv
01-25-2007, 01:16 AM
Hi Wanda, my story is quite similar to yours! I'm from the twin cities.
I was taught young, and completely forgot.
Then in my 20's, I re-taught myself from a book, made a few afghans, and acquired a ridiculous stash of yarn and unfinished wip's.
Now, in my almost mid 30's, I have caught the bug again. I am really into felting, and projects from the "Wrap Style" and "Scarf Style" books.
I really enjoy knitting with natural fibers...
Right now I am knitting "off-center argyle" from Wrap Style.
I also just bought the pattern for a Lucy Bag (http://www.blackberry-ridge.com/lucybag.htm)
What are you knitting? :sun:
Ronda

wandaweberg
01-25-2007, 12:02 PM
Ronda (Puppyluv)

Thanks so much for the response! Yes, amazing how similar our stories are. And I live in a suburb of the Twin Cities - but work downtown.!

I am knitting scarves! Have been going gonzoo with the Fancy Fur yarn by Lion Brand. Love the simplicity of scarf knitting with that yarn, although when I have an error and need to tear it out it can be a bit challenging getting those stitches back on (as I once again experienced last night). But my hair is still attached to my head and all is good. :)

The Lucy Bag looks great!! A gal friend of mine has felted some purses with great success.

My best purchase lately has been a pair of bamboo knitting needles which I LOVE! Forget the brand name but purchased at Michaels with the ever lovely 40% off coupon!

Wanda be Knitting

traceleighj
01-25-2007, 03:01 PM
Hello!

My name is Tracie and I am also from the Twin Cities!

I started knititting about a year ago when I forced my mom to go to a class at our LYS. Needless to say, I now have the biggest stash.

I have this weekend off and knowing how cold it is to get here, all I can think of is staying home and knitting all weekend. I think my husband will not be happy about that.

Today I am wearing (for the first time) a scarf I just made and everyone is commenting on it. They are shocked when I say that I made it! FUN!

Currently, I am working on my first sock ever, a fair isle holiday stocking (maybe I'll finish by next Christmas) and a prayer shawl.

wandaweberg
01-25-2007, 03:22 PM
Thanks for your response. Another Minnesota knitter!

Yes, this will be a great weekend to sit inside and knit.

Your projects sound interesting as well.

BinkyKat
01-25-2007, 10:48 PM
:happydance:
Just wanted to say HI from Fargo ND, right across the river from Moorhead MN. I go through the cities often as my brother and his family live near Hudson. I stop in Maple Grove to fit up on yarn rather than gas on my trips to see them. I would like to live in the TC's if hubby would agree to be closer to my family, but the drive is quick and there's lots to see and do.
Anyhow, howdy neighbors!

wandaweberg
01-26-2007, 10:27 AM
Binky Kat

Thanks for posting ďneighbor.Ē I have driven through your town on the way to Canada many years in a row - on my way to the Winnipeg Folk Festival which I attended from about 1979 to 2000 - never missing a year.

Have you been knitting long?

I love this site!

BinkyKat
01-27-2007, 07:12 PM
Well, I tried to teach myself many times over the years (I'm 37), but I finally "got it" about 3 summers ago. Funny, I only found this sight not quite 2 years ago, but I feel like it's been longer as it has really helped me to "become" a knitter. I searched "free knitting videos" and the rest is history!

I'm embarrassed to say that I haven't been to Winnepeg since I was 5 with my folks. So close, yet I haven't been. Probably should do that as I hear more and more of all the fun things to see and do. Better get in the waiting line for passports, if anything that would make going there much more "internationale", folks with passports always seemed sort of cool to me.

Well, carry on... look forward to eavesdropping on some conversations!
:teehee:

wandaweberg
01-29-2007, 02:19 PM
BinkyKat

Yes, Winnipeg does have a lot to offer.

Have you ever received any free knitting videos in the mail???

BinkyKat
01-29-2007, 08:33 PM
:shrug: No ma'am, I sure haven't

ebrperk
02-02-2007, 03:39 PM
I am in Minnesota but in the Southwestern corner near Worthington. I love hearing about all the other knitter from around here.

nplank
02-26-2007, 10:46 AM
Hi from South Texas! I am kind of a MN knitter as we come to MN every summer. We have a house in Northern MN in the small town of Baudette. This will be our 6th summer and we will get to stay longer since our school year will start later next year. There is a small group of ladies who meet at the local coffee shop to knit and I love going. There unfortunately is nothing like that where I live in TX. Does anyone know of a good place to stop for yarn on the way north form the twin cities? Take care and have a blessed day!

Narlene

traceleighj
02-26-2007, 02:47 PM
Hi!

Yes, if you are going up I94 toward Fargo, there is a shop-the Yarn Cafe-close to the Interstate in Maple Grove. Get off on Bass Lake Road going east and two stoplights in take a left. It is in a small stip mall just across from Culvers.

It is a very nice shop. You can shop and have a bite to eat. They also serve coffee, wine and beer. I have taken all of my classes there and the people are very friendly and helpful!

wandaweberg
02-28-2007, 01:44 PM
ebrperk - hello and thanks for checking in!!!

nplank - welcome! Wow - you travel a LONG way for your place. It is beautiful up there!

Traceleighj- thanks - was trying to think of the name of that place -have not been there but have heard MANY good things about it.

kashadilla
02-28-2007, 03:33 PM
Hey everyone! I'm from St. Cloud! Don't know about you, but during all this snow we're getting (and supposed to get) I'm glad I have knitting to keep me sane!!!

wandaweberg
02-28-2007, 04:49 PM
Kashadilla - thanks for posting. Yes, I during this snow (especially last weekend) I have been doing an unbelievable amount of knitting!! Happy I had a big STASH of yarn to work with.

pam_mn
03-25-2007, 09:17 PM
Hello MN knitters~

Hi Tracey...I finally took the time to get online. I am working on my second project and hit a huge snag! My 3 year old pulled out several rows of my work and I had to get to a starting point. When I started purling I realized that the stitch is twisted. What do I do?????

I wanted to have this done by Easter...a new poncho!

Any advice from all is greatly appreciated!

Thank you...thank you...thank you~

Pam

traceleighj
03-26-2007, 03:07 PM
Hello Pam!

Sorry to hear about your predicament! Those three-year-olds can be fast! I was with my two-year-old nephew this weekend and boy, I had to watch my yarn or he would run around the room with it!

Are the stitches twisted from when you put them back on the needle? If I did it, I would just leave them on the needle twisted and then when you purl, purl on the back side of the loop, once you get done with the row or round, your stitches will be untwisted and you can knit as you normally would!

Hope this helps!

pam_mn
03-27-2007, 10:59 AM
Yes, I believe that is what I did. I am going to attempt it tonight and if I don't have any success I am heading to the Yarn Cafe.

Are you going to attend any of the Friday nights at B & N? That was really a good time and it is fun to see everyone else's projects and how they work.

Have a great day...talk to you later!

:cheering:

momwolf
03-29-2007, 01:51 AM
I just happened to check knitters near you and low and behold there's my state :cheering: I'm up past Duluth about 60 miles but before the Iron Range.My Avatar says Eveleth but am 20 miles south of that.But thats the city for my address.Live out in the boonies :roflhard: on 40 acres.Anyway don't ya just love this site for help :happydance: been here for over a year now and have gotten so much help and good advice from the old time knitters(not age).I will be checking in to see what everyone from MN is doing.

traceleighj
03-29-2007, 07:54 AM
Welcome momwolf!

I love your picture!

What town do you live in? I grew up going to my Great-Grandma's in Cotton and Melrude. I iwent to UMD too. I love it up there and can't wait to make a visit to Duluth this summer.

Been to any good LYS up there? I may have to try some of them too.

momwolf
03-29-2007, 10:24 AM
Wow someone who knows where Melrude is :noway: I live about 5 minutes Past Melrude in Central Lakes.Only one LYS in Duluth :grrr: In Woodland and one in Hibbing.I grew up in Duluth and have lived up here about 6 years.Who was your grandmom?My inlaws( Clasen) probably know your family.

traceleighj
04-04-2007, 08:10 AM
Hello!

I didn't know there was a LYS at Woodland- that is right down the street from where I lived! I hope to go up for a weekend this summer, I will have to check it out (much to DH dismay!)

My family are Johnson's- so scandanavian and so common here in MN. Irene was her name- she died a few years ago after her 100th birthday. We had a big party for her in Cotton. I really miss going up there for visits....

Rennagayle
04-04-2007, 02:19 PM
My dd, who is now living in Germany, will be moving to the Minneapolis area in about two weeks. My dh and I plan to visit her this summer, and vacation around the state while up there. I'm loving all this MN yarn shop info I'm discovering on this thread. :D

I have a good onine friend whom I've known now for nearly ten years that lives in Duluth. We'll be driving up to visit her family while there, too. She isn't a knitter (well, she knifty loom knits), so she's not familiar with local yarn shops. It's hard to believe a town like Duluth only has one yarn shop. Don't they know it gets cold up there? And what do cold people need? Knitware! :mrgreen:

BinkyKat
04-04-2007, 07:36 PM
Hey kids... was just through the Cities for my occasional trip to New Richmond WI. I intended to sneak to Yarn Cafe and Amazing Threads on the way home Monday. I stopped at the Arbor Lakes mall because I saw they have an Ulta store (my mom in Phoenix is always asking if we have one in Fargo as she has one there). I proceded to shop for an hour and then discovered I locked my keys in my car!!! :doh: I got it unlocked but had to pay 50 bucks to do it... grrr. Anyhoo, made it to Amazing Threads at least before going home, ran into a snow squall over Alexandria/Fergus Falls (the mysterious weather change area). But at least I made my usual stop! Next time I'll hit Yarn Cafe to even in out! Tuesday we got several inches of snow. DH is there now with his boss picking up a new garbage truck for work, the poor guys are spending the night as they are "snowed in" , yeah, right! They're at the casino I guess. So anyway, had to report I was in the 'hood!

traceleighj
04-05-2007, 07:41 AM
Renna-

I know, Hard to believe only one in Duluth! I am sure in the summer, no one is knitting- it gets very beautifly there! Where is your dd in Germany? My DH studied there for a couple of years in Ingolstat- we are hoping to go an visit his host family (he is still in touch with them).

BinkyKat-

Sorry to hear that you had a little problem at the mall! I don't live too far from Amazing Threads or Arbor Lakes. Next time, do go to the Yarn Cafe- they just got in new yarn- Mooncake there is Harmony and Tranquility wools- great for felting and in 70 some odd colors. I had a coupon for some and couldn't decide on colors! I think I stood at the wall and looked for at least 20 minutes!

Rennagayle
04-05-2007, 11:58 AM
traceleighj

Where is your dd in Germany? My DH studied there for a couple of years in Ingolstat- we are hoping to go an visit his host family (he is still in touch with them).

She lives in a small village not too far from Kaiserslautern. She has been over there working on an Air Force base. She LOVES it there, and is sad to be leaving....but she really likes a guy who's being transferred back to the states. :roll: I'm just thankful to him for getting her back onto our continent. :woohoo:

traceleighj
04-05-2007, 01:54 PM
Rennagayle-

Congrats on your DD moving back! I know my DH misses it very much. When we were on our honeymoon in Florida, we went to the German buffet in Epcot. They have big family style tables and we sat with a nice older couple from Germany. DH spoke a lot to them (forgetting I was even there) and then they all spoke to me in German. It was nice, but I can only speak some not so polite things!

Rennagayle
04-05-2007, 02:08 PM
It was nice, but I can only speak some not so polite things!

LOL! :teehee: It's funny the things the mind chooses to remember. :mrgreen:

momwolf
04-06-2007, 08:27 PM
Oh my god Traceleigh my husband Gregg and Al Caple used to go and have coffee with Fred and Irene :thud: and they used to bring them firewood.Gregg says Irene was the nicest lady hes ever met.It's a small world isn't it?I can't believe Duluth has only one LYS either.That's why I order most of mine on-line or go to Hibbing.

traceleighj
04-06-2007, 09:26 PM
Momwolf!!!!

OMG!!!! I was just talking to my sister when I checked and saw your message! That is too funny!

Yep, they were my dad's grandparents! What a small world!

I remember going up to Melrude and fishing and staying at the great house they had there.

Hope you have a nice weekend!
Tracie

Friskums
04-26-2007, 04:36 PM
Hello!

My boyfriend and I are going to be moving back to MN in the next months time. We'll be staying in Carver for a few months with my family until we sell our condo down in FL and find our own place in the cities.

I'm looking forward to being closer to my family again, but I hate hate HATE the cold up there. :verysad:

Anyway, if any one is near by, let me know! I'd love to knit with ya! :happydance: :happydance:

traceleighj
04-27-2007, 08:37 AM
Friskums-

Hello! Glad to hear that you are moving back to MN! Sorry, that you have to leave FL- that is one of my most favorite places to go!

I know what you mean about the cold, you would think that I would be used to it after spending my WHOLE life here. Luckily, the past few winters haven't been too bad.

I live in Champlin, so that is not too close to Carver, but we could always meet in the middle!

Tracie

Friskums
04-27-2007, 11:06 AM
Well, I think visiting FL and living here are quite different (unless, ya know, you like living down here ;) ). I really haven't enjoyed the almost 2 years I've been down here, so I'm not sorry to be leaving it behind. :teehee:

Friskums
04-27-2007, 03:17 PM
I just found out that yarnzilla (http://yarnzilla.com) will be one of my LYS's! :cheering: :happydance: :cheering:

BinkyKat
04-27-2007, 03:57 PM
Friskums! I only live a couple hours from the Cities! I'd totally be up for a meetup on a Weekend day or something if you MN gals ever wanted to. Keep me posted if it ever happens!!! :cheering:
Pre-emptive welcome back to the midwest...you'll get used to the cold. More knitting to use like mittens etc... it's a dry cold! :teehee:

Friskums
04-27-2007, 05:06 PM
Well, my mom has fibromyalgia, and we're pretty sure I do too, so the cold actually causes/enhances physical pain.

But, it doesn't get cold in the cities like it does up at my mom's place (around Eveleth/Virginia/Hibbing). So, hopefully that'll help. Plus, I'll have a few months before it starts getting cold. :teehee:

When I get settled in a little bit, I plan on stopping at Yarnzilla to sit and knit for a while. I'll let you know when I plan on that, and maybe we can make a weekend of it or something. :happydance:

BinkyKat
04-27-2007, 08:21 PM
You're right on the weather thing... I notice that the Cities seems to have it's own little weather pattern.

I haven't sought out Yarnzilla yet when I buzz through there so that would be fun to check out.

Hygiene Mama
05-07-2007, 06:39 PM
Hi, I'm from MN....just outside of Duluth. I've been knitting for about 2 years, I've finally branched off from knitting dishcloths the last 1 1/2 years. I've knit hats and now my forte is purses. I have a new nephew coming into the family in August and will be starting his blanket as soon as the yarn gets here. Anyways, glad to meet all of you. I'm a full time college student, going into Dental Hygiene. I'm 29 y.o., married for 10 years and ahve 3 kids. I'm looking forward to getting to know some of you!

Hygiene Mama
05-07-2007, 06:43 PM
Welcome momwolf!

I love your picture!

What town do you live in? I grew up going to my Great-Grandma's in Cotton and Melrude. I iwent to UMD too. I love it up there and can't wait to make a visit to Duluth this summer.

Been to any good LYS up there? I may have to try some of them too.
There's a halfway decent yarn shop in Cloquet and up the shore, towards Two harbors as well.

traceleighj
05-08-2007, 04:33 PM
Hygiene Mama-

Thanks for the tip! I will have to check it out next we are up that direction! We go camping every year up that direction and I love to bring my knitting with! I am sure I can sweet talk DH into stopping... :muah:

Friskums
05-10-2007, 12:56 PM
Anyone going to the Shepherd's Harvest Sheep & Wool Festival (http://www.shepherdsharvestfestival.org/) this weekend in Lake Elmo?

I'm so bummed I'm going to miss it (it'd be my first fiber festival). We're moving back up to MN just one weekend to late! :wall:

BinkyKat
05-11-2007, 12:24 AM
Holy moley! I'll be driving past Lake Elmo as we're going to db's house near Hudson this weekend. I wonder if I'll be able to check on that. :shrug:
Gosh, I always find this stuff out at the last minute...we'll have to see

Rennagayle
05-17-2007, 11:10 AM
We're planning our trip to MN in July. We'll visit my dd in Minneapolis (she's made the move there from Germany). As I stated in a previous post, we'll also be driving up to Duluth to visit a friend, and we also plan to sightsee around the state.

To those of you who know where various yarn shops are located (towns, and streets too, if you know them), would you mind posting them. I want to start my vacation itinerary. Don't you just know my dh is going to be thrilled when I inform him what much of our so-called "sightseeing" will consist of? :noway::rofling:

traceleighj
05-17-2007, 01:46 PM
Renna-

Where in the cities are you going to be? I can help you out with this one if you are going to be on the west side of the metro....I just don't want to send you all over the place!

Tracie

Rennagayle
05-17-2007, 04:12 PM
Oh, that makes sense. :figureditout:

Right now, my dd is staying in Bloomington, but it is fairly certain they will be in their house by the time we visit in July. The house is in Eagon. However, my dh and I are going to be pulling our 5th wheel travel trailer and staying in a campground. We don't yet know where that will be, though (better get on that).

I guess we better figure out where we'll be camping while visiting dd, and then ask this again. :??

I do know that when we leave from our visit with dd, we'll be driving on up to Duluth, and visiting surrounding areas, including driving up to Ely.

Friskums
05-21-2007, 10:44 AM
Have you looked at the map of the yarn stores in the sticky at the top of this forum? It was really handy when I needed to know what was around/on the way.

My boyfriend's parents live in Eagan. They took me to a store in Lakeville (called Knitter's Palette) and it was a nice place. I haven't been to any others in the Cities area yet. I have a tooth emergency I need to get taken care of. Then I'll be more ready for a yarn crawl.:rofl:

Rennagayle
05-21-2007, 11:56 AM
Thanks for the tip of the store in Lakeville, Friskums, and thanks for reminding me of that map! :happydance:

Friskums
05-27-2007, 11:33 AM
I tried to go to Yarnzilla yesterday, but they are closed for memorial day weekend. :verysad::verysad:

kaidyddd
05-27-2007, 02:37 PM
I tried to go to Yarnzilla yesterday, but they are closed for memorial day weekend. :verysad::verysad:

I love Yarnzilla, but I always check the website or call before I make the trip. If you are local or traveling through the Minneapolis area-- Hwy 169 or Interstate 494 it is worth the visit--small space, but for most yarns only one skein of each color is on display, so don't be fooled when you walk in and think "Oh, there's not much here." Wonderful owner and staff just waiting to be asked for their assistance. Good place to just sit and knit too.

Kaidy

Rennagayle
05-27-2007, 06:11 PM
Thanks, Kaidy! :thumbsup:

stirsmommy
05-30-2007, 09:26 PM
And new to Duluth. OK I am new to anything north of the Mason-Dixon line while still in the US. I am about a five minute drive from Yarn Harbour and I think they know be by name by now and it has only been a couple of months.:lol:
I meet with some ladies from church that are knitting which is why I now knit too.
I would love to know where the yarn store in CLoquet is. I have directions for Playing with Yarn but haven't been yet. I am still trying to move in to the house.
Melissa

Hygiene Mama
05-31-2007, 10:31 PM
If you are going to Duluth, there's a store in Cloquet (on the way to Duluth) called "Sister's Scrapbooking"...she does sell lots of yarn, esp. wool yarn. Then the only other one I can think of is called "Yarn Harbor" and it's in East Duluth (Woodland area)....

Hygiene Mama
06-04-2007, 12:26 PM
Thanks, Kaidy! :thumbsup:

And new to Duluth. OK I am new to anything north of the Mason-Dixon line while still in the US. I am about a five minute drive from Yarn Harbour and I think they know be by name by now and it has only been a couple of months.:lol:
I meet with some ladies from church that are knitting which is why I now knit too.
I would love to know where the yarn store in CLoquet is. I have directions for Playing with Yarn but haven't been yet. I am still trying to move in to the house.
Melissa

Welcome to Duluth! The store in Cloquet is on Cloquet Ave, right in the heart of Cloquet. You take the HWY 33 exit if your are going South on 35. Go through Cloquet (about 4 stop lights) at the 4th stop light (you'll see a bridge up ahead, don't go over it, you've gone too far) Take a right. It's about 3 blocks or so down, on the right. It's called "Sisters Scrapbooking". She's got 2 rooms full of yarn, very nice yarn. I hope those directions help you, I usually don't give directions.

Friskums
06-04-2007, 01:13 PM
Any one going to be going to the WWKIP event?

To celebrate Worldwide Knit in Public Day, the Twin Citiesí Knitters (TCKnit (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TCKnit/)) are going to gather (with bag lunches) at the Lake Harriet Rose Garden (http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=4&parkid=350) in Minneapolis on Saturday June 9, 2007, from 11 am - 2 pm.

I'd love to go (but I'm a little skeered to go by myself. :shifty:) so I'm trying to find someone to go with.

Even if I can't, I'm thinking about going. How much fun would that be?! :woohoo:

stirsmommy
06-06-2007, 01:50 PM
I will be driving down from Duluth to take my ds (he is off to Japan) and DH (off to Houston) to the airport. Besides wanting to visit Ikea and the mall I would like to see a yarn store before I go home. I am looking for one that sells Noro perhaps. It is our first trip down there so I am completely clueless.
Thanks
Melissa

kaidyddd
06-13-2007, 08:17 PM
I will be driving down from Duluth to take my ds (he is off to Japan) and DH (off to Houston) to the airport. Besides wanting to visit Ikea and the mall I would like to see a yarn store before I go home. I am looking for one that sells Noro perhaps. It is our first trip down there so I am completely clueless.
Thanks
Melissa
What day of the week and when? I'm not as familiar with the shops in the southern part of the metro area (I'm northwest--Plymouth/Maple Grove area), especially those off of the freeway, but you could give Yarnzilla a try--it is right off Hwy. 169, north of I-494. They do have Noro yarns. Go to their website for the best directions Yarnzilla (http://yarnzilla.com/)--they are in an area of offices and warehouses, but close to the highway. I am sure that there are many others to the south too---If you want to venture into St. Paul, the are several others. It would just depend how far and in what direction you want to veer off of 35E or 35W.

Lisa Kay
06-14-2007, 03:35 AM
Here are a few others in the metro area...don't know how far out of your way you want to drive...

http://www.needleworkunlimited.com/

http://www.yarnery.com/

http://www.creativefibers.com/

http://www.amazing-threads.com/home.htm

Friskums
06-15-2007, 01:14 PM
According to the yarn store map, there's a store in Virginia, but I tried to call the number and got a disconnected message. And it's not showing up at yellowpages.com.

Anyone know if that store (Name is Happy Hooker Yarn Store) is still in business?

buddhistcats
07-06-2007, 07:34 AM
Hi, I'm from Eden Prairie just outside of Minneapolis. I started knitting when I was in grade school and have been ever since but there is still much for me to learn. I knit English style and am trying to learn Continental as everyone says it is faster. Well I've tried it a little bit and so far am not impressed. Would takes lots of practice. Anyway, "HI" MINNESOTA!!!!

Friskums
07-06-2007, 08:39 AM
Hi! I live not far from Eden Prairie! :D

buddhistcats
07-06-2007, 09:36 AM
Where do you live? I'm a South Minneapolis transplant.

Friskums
07-06-2007, 09:58 AM
In Carver (just south of Chaska on 212).
I drive through EP every day to and from work though (I work in Bloomington).

buddhistcats
07-06-2007, 10:31 AM
Do you knit continental style? I don't but with all the hub bub about the differences in English and Continental I thought I'd try Continental but my fingers just don't want to do what they're supposed to do. I started knitting when I was 7 and now I'm 54 and at times I think I should leave well enough alone. Any opinions?

Friskums
07-06-2007, 11:25 AM
I taught myself how to knit Jan 05. I learned English (I'm very very right hand dominant), but I wanted to learn Continental for two color knitting, so I tried to teach myself that, but had a hard time with it. Ultimately, I taught myself Combined until my left hand got more used to being worked, then Continental was easier.
I'm not great at it yet, but I can do either now. :)

buddhistcats
07-06-2007, 03:38 PM
What is combined? I'm also very right hand dominant but I'm gonna still try it some more before I decide if I want to be able to do both.

Friskums
07-06-2007, 04:09 PM
You wrap the purl loops around the needle differently, so it ends up twisting the stitches. When you knit across, you need to knit into the back of the stitch to untwist it.
Here (http://www.modeknit.com/knit.html) are (http://www.spellingtuesday.com/continentalpurl.html) some (http://www.grumperina.com/comboknit.htm) resources (http://nakeidknits.com/nakeidknits/archive/2005/02/03/600.aspx) if you're interested.

buddhistcats
07-06-2007, 04:55 PM
I checked it out. Interesting. Something more for me to check into.I've been knitting for 47 years and thought I knew some but am finding out there is alot out there I had no idea existed. Always willing to learn.

buddhistcats
07-07-2007, 09:07 AM
What's the fiber fest?

Friskums
07-07-2007, 11:49 AM
This (http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=55920) is the whole thread about it, and who's all going. :D

Mayday
10-17-2007, 10:33 AM
wow! This thread died a while ago.

i'm a Minnesota knitter in the Lake Minnetonka area. We are going to a cabin this weekend near Bemiji, MN (I hope I spelled it correctly). Hopinig to look for some LYS while I'm in the area.

mayday

traceleighj
10-17-2007, 10:21 PM
Hey there Mayday!

You are right, no one has been on here in quite a while....

I am very close to you- Champlin and I work in Plymouth.

Hope you have a nice trip up north. I am jealous as I am working this weekend. Oh, and going to the Wild game on Sunday.

Mayday
10-21-2007, 05:04 PM
You are close!

I did have a nice weekend up north. It was cold and rainy. But a small break in the weather on Sat.

I hope work didn't drag you down to much this weekend.

mayday

traceleighj
10-21-2007, 10:39 PM
Glad to hear that you had a nice weekend- even if it was cold and rainy. Made it through work and I just got back from the Wild game- they one 3-2 over Colorado :woohoo:

It was a good game and that was a good way to end my weekend.

Mayday
10-22-2007, 08:19 AM
nice to hear Minnesotta has one winning team!:rofl:

mayday

traceleighj
10-22-2007, 11:08 AM
Isn't that the truth!

BinkyKat
10-23-2007, 12:26 AM
I apologize that the Bison beat the Gophers this weekend...I think I am the only person in Fargo that doesn't root for them...My brother went to UND...:teehee:
My dad being a die hard Packer fan (born in Wisconsin), the only team he disliked more than the Vikes is the Bison :shock:
Oh, and for the record, it's pronounced BiZon, not ByeSon (seems a lot of sports guys outside of ND pronounce it differently-tomato/tomahto I know... all in fun :lol: )

Mayday
10-23-2007, 08:01 AM
I really appreciate the apology:happydance:lol.

We were trying to find a radio station up north that would just tell us the score of thtat game and no one was talking sports.

I went to college in Wisconsin. It's really hard to be a vikes fan in Wisc. (any fan but a packer fan as a matter of fact)Those fans are NUTS! We still haver friends from college call us every sunday to rip onthe vikings!

mayday

On a side note, I found 0 yarn stores whwn we went up north. (sigh)

BinkyKat
10-23-2007, 10:38 AM
Here at work there are two religions... "Are you Packerthan or Vikelic?":teehee:

wingem
10-23-2007, 12:13 PM
My story sounds quite like yours also. My mother taught me to knit at 6 yrs old. I also enjoyed crochet. I made a sweater, every winter I make slippers. I just found out I was going to be a grandmother and wanted to knit for my new grandbaby. Now all I want to do is knit, I can't wait till my work day is done. I have recently look at the yarn in my craft closet! I also found several unfinished projects. I have finished a hoodie sweater, Overalls, and hat for my grandbaby, I also made a couple pair of mittens. Still have to work on winter slippers for the family.

clsimmons
10-23-2007, 09:25 PM
While visiting my daughter, I found a great LYS. 'Knitters Palette' in the Lakeville/Farmville area.I brought my 8 yr old Grand daughter on a Sunday afternoon and there were 5-6 ladies in there knitting. Really neat. Please visit it. Can't wait to go back up there!!
Knittingram

Mayday
10-24-2007, 08:32 AM
Thanks for tthe tip! My cousin lives in the Faibault arera so If I go to visit her, I'll stop off in Lakeville arera at the shop you mentioned.

Thanks!

Mayday

wingem
10-24-2007, 04:31 PM
I live in west st. paul. There is a lys on Hwy 13 just north of 35E. 3Kittens. It is in Lillydale, just outside of Mendota Hts and Eagan.

Loongodess
11-03-2007, 07:16 AM
Hi everyone! I am from Duluth, I am so glad I found this site. I was taught to knit at a young age by my mother but unfortunately I didn't have the patience for it. Now in my 40's I found myself watching a knitting show on TV and decided to try it again. Now I can't put it down. I am still doing the novice thing but I am looking forward to trying new things with yarn. I look forward to corresponding with all of you and learning new things.

Thanks for being here.:

stirsmommy
11-03-2007, 07:28 AM
Hi loongodess,
I am in Duluth as well. Have you been to our lys's up here? My favorite is yarn harbor which is good since it is so close to my house. Welcome to the group.

Loongodess
11-03-2007, 07:40 AM
Thanks for the welcome. I haven't been to Yarn Harbor yet. How is it? I am still getting my yarn at Michaels and Walmart. I am almost afraid to go anywhere else because my house is already filling up with yarn. Have a great weekend!

stirsmommy
11-03-2007, 07:47 AM
I think one of the biggest draws to yarn harbour are the people there. They are super friendly and willing to show you how to do anything. Thye have just added new yarns including Malabrigo. It is definitely worth just go fondle the yarns. They also have knit sessions on Thursday afternoons and Monday evenings. There is also a large class schedule with a variety of things to choose from there.

momwolf
11-03-2007, 08:34 AM
Welcome Loongodess,
I live outside of Duluth about 50 miles but come to Duluth all the time.I grew up in Duluth.If you need any help just give a shout or PM me which you can do by clicking on my name under avatar.:cheering:

Rennagayle
11-03-2007, 02:02 PM
Ack! I was in Duluth just a few weeks ago. My dh and I pulled our 5th wheel rv up there to meet a friend I've known online for about 10 years. I had every intention of checking out Yarn Harbour while I was there, but we got so busy doing other things that I completely forgot to do it! :doh:

We camped up at Spirit Mountain which was beautiful with all the foliage having just turned when we were there. We practically had the place to ourselves. :cool:

traceleighj
11-04-2007, 11:20 AM
We camped up at Spirit Mountain which was beautiful with all the foliage having just turned when we were there. We practically had the place to ourselves. :cool:
OOOHHHH! I am so jealous! DH and I missed our annual camping trip to the North Shore this year. Stupid family- my brother got married, but wouldn't confirm a day so we couldn't plan anything. :nails:

Rennagayle
11-04-2007, 11:24 AM
Tracie, that was mine and my dh's first trip up that way. I'd heard about "the north shore" for years, but finally got to see it. Gorgeous! :inlove:

traceleighj
11-04-2007, 11:29 AM
It is beautiful isn't it? Did you get a chance to drive up to Grand Marais? Beautiful town with some fun little shops. The one thing I have to do when I am up there is go to Split Rock Lighthouse- great trails and a great view down on the shore. I got some really beautiful pictures and I am not all that handy with a camera!

Rennagayle
11-04-2007, 11:34 AM
We got a late start the day we drove up that way, so we didn't go all the way there. We regretted later that we didn't. :???: We drove near there, then turned around and went back to Duluth.

The day we made the drive up the shore, we'd just come from our extensive tour of Glensheen (my friend is a tour guide there and gave us a lengthy one-it was great!). We had our two pups in the truck at the time, and they were getting quite antsy at being caged up for so long.

traceleighj
11-04-2007, 12:59 PM
Isn't Glensheen neat? Did you get to go up on the third floor and the attic? I always wanted to work there when I went to UMD.

Rennagayle
11-04-2007, 03:27 PM
Yes, we got the full tour! The attic was so awesome. There was a wall at one end that was nothing but shelves of old newspapers and magazines (from early 1900's likely). I was itching to get my hands on them. :shifty:
Though the tour guides aren't supposed to bring up the murder (though they can answer questions if asked), my friend discreetly pointed out the blood stains to dh and I, on the wood and the wallpaper, where the nurse was murdered. It was so gruesome. :help:

traceleighj
11-04-2007, 07:04 PM
Kind of cool and yet creepy to see the blood stains. The papers would have been cool to look through too.

wandaweberg
11-08-2007, 06:29 PM
I would love to thank everyone for keeping this thread going.
I thought I would put where we live after the end of our names (for easier reference for this brain of mine) ;) :)
Eventually I would like to get a knitting gathering together with all of you Minnesota knitters posting here. Any interest? I would be considering next year 2008. . . (which is already almost here)!
Puppyluv (Twin Cities)

Binkykat - happy to hear you were in the "hood." (Fargo, ND)

EBRPerk (near Worthington)

nplank - South Texas (summer place Baudette)

Traceleighj - I do not knit too much in spring and winter and, in fact, has been awhile since I’ve checked in on this site (and this thread). I have just begun knitting frenzy again!!! (Champlin)

Kashadilla (St. Cloud)

Pam_MN (Minnesota)

Momwolf - love your avatar.. . reminds me - I need to find an avatar for myself.! (Central Lakes)

Friskums - We live very close to each other. (Carver)

Hygiene Mama (Just outside Duluth)

Rennagayle - too funny - yep especially needing that "knitware" right about now!!! (plans to visit family in Minnesota) :)

Stirsmommy (Duluth)

Kaidyddd (Plymouth/Maple Grove area)

LisaKay - thanks for those links!

Buddhistcats - I would imagine once you learn one way - it difficult to "re-learn." Good luck with your continuing efforts (Eden Prairie)

Mayday - Yes, I was surprised to see this thread still here - happily surprised!!!
(Lake Minnetonka)

Wingem - you are busy . . . . now that the cold weather is here I too can’t wait to get home to knit. Is there such a thing as too much knitting and yarn? :) Especially when the DollarTree has Boucle normally selling for $6 for sale for $1. !!!!!!! It is wonderful that a $24 scarf can be created for $3 and have given about 25 scarves to girlfriends and am now planning to make and donate scarves to Sharing and Caring Hands. I also had a yarn donation provided to me which helps! (West St. Paul)

Clsimmons (visitor to Lakeville/Farmington area) ;)

Loongodess (Duluth)

Rennagayle Northeast Texax (visitor to MN)

Sure hope I didn’t miss anyone or err regarding where you live. . . Let
me know if I did.

Wanda be Knitting (Prior Lake)

Mayday
11-13-2007, 09:16 AM
Hey Wandaweberg!

Thanks for making that list!

i would be interested in a gete together in 2008!

Mayday

Mulderknitter
11-13-2007, 09:19 AM
I didn't know this thread was here! you can add me, I live in Minneapolis:muah:

traceleighj
11-13-2007, 02:50 PM
A Get together sounds like fun!

Mayday
11-14-2007, 10:33 AM
Hey mulderknitter,

I worked in Minneapolis for 16 years. Just quit my job in Aug. Whaht area are you in? What is your favorite LYS?

Mayday

wandaweberg
11-14-2007, 04:45 PM
A Get together sounds like fun!


Mayday from Lake Minnetonka ! Cool - thatís ONE thatís interested!!!!

wandaweberg
11-14-2007, 04:49 PM
A Get together sounds like fun!

I would love to thank everyone for keeping this thread going.
I thought I would put where we live after the end of our names (for easier reference for this brain of mine) ;) :)
Eventually I would like to get a knitting gathering together with all of you Minnesota knitters posting here. Any interest? I would be considering next year 2008. . . (which is already almost here)!
Puppyluv (Twin Cities)

Binkykat - happy to hear you were in the "hood." (Fargo, ND)

EBRPerk (near Worthington)

nplank - South Texas (summer place Baudette)

Traceleighj - I do not knit too much in spring and winter and, in fact, has been awhile since Iíve checked in on this site (and this thread). I have just begun knitting frenzy again!!! (Champlin)

Kashadilla (St. Cloud)

Pam_MN (Minnesota)

Momwolf - love your avatar.. . reminds me - I need to find an avatar for myself.! (Central Lakes)

Friskums - We live very close to each other. (Carver)

Hygiene Mama (Just outside Duluth)

Rennagayle - too funny - yep especially needing that "knitware" right about now!!! (plans to visit family in Minnesota) :)

Stirsmommy (Duluth)

Kaidyddd (Plymouth/Maple Grove area)

LisaKay - thanks for those links!

Buddhistcats - I would imagine once you learn one way - it difficult to "re-learn." Good luck with your continuing efforts (Eden Prairie)

Mayday - Yes, I was surprised to see this thread still here - happily surprised!!!
(Lake Minnetonka)

Wingem - you are busy . . . . now that the cold weather is here I too canít wait to get home to knit. Is there such a thing as too much knitting and yarn? :) Especially when the DollarTree has Boucle normally selling for $6 for sale for $1. !!!!!!! It is wonderful that a $24 scarf can be created for $3 and have given about 25 scarves to girlfriends and am now planning to make and donate scarves to Sharing and Caring Hands. I also had a yarn donation provided to me which helps! (West St. Paul)

Clsimmons (visitor to Lakeville/Farmington area) ;)

Loongodess (Duluth)

Rennagayle Northeast Texax (visitor to MN)

Sure hope I didnít miss anyone or err regarding where you live. . . Let
me know if I did.

Wanda be Knitting (Prior Lake)




Mulderknitter - WELCOME! (Minneapolis)
Traceleighj - Cool - thatís TWO interested!!!! (Champlin)

Mulderknitter
11-15-2007, 09:29 AM
Hey mulderknitter,

I worked in Minneapolis for 16 years. Just quit my job in Aug. Whaht area are you in? What is your favorite LYS?

Mayday
I am over in North Mpls, right by north memorial hospital. I work for Fairview.
My favorite LYS is Crafty Planet, but I have to admit I haven't been to a whole lot of them. Bella Lana just opened in northeast, and they have a lot of luxury yarns that are really nice too.

Mayday
11-15-2007, 11:12 AM
I used to work right across from Loring park and the Walker art center. I'll have to check out the new store in the NE. I used to live right by prospect park in SE so I would go to Depth of Field, but now living in the western suburbs, I just haven't founf a store closer to me that I really like yet.

mayday

wandaweberg
11-15-2007, 11:26 AM
This term "LYS" is new to me - what does it mean?

Rennagayle
11-15-2007, 11:52 AM
Local Yarn Shop. :)

Pennie
11-24-2007, 02:08 AM
Hello all from Rochester!!! I used to live up in Plymouth and loooooovvveeed The Yarn Cafe! I miss it so much since i moved down here. Kristen's Knits is the place to go here!

Pennie
11-24-2007, 02:09 AM
Mulderknitter - WELCOME! (Minneapolis)
Traceleighj - Cool - thatís TWO interested!!!! (Champlin)

Omg me!!
Pennie--Pine Island (near Rochester)

MN knitter
11-24-2007, 11:54 PM
I'm from Anoka. Are there any groups around the cities that get together and knit? I was just in Fargo this weekend and MIL noticed that the Michales there has a thing where you can pay 5 dollars and sit and knit in there store for an hour once a week. Do any of them in the metro have that? Has anyone ever gone? I am having some real trouble with this pattern and might need some hands on help.

Mulderknitter
11-25-2007, 09:44 PM
I'm from Anoka. Are there any groups around the cities that get together and knit? I was just in Fargo this weekend and MIL noticed that the Michales there has a thing where you can pay 5 dollars and sit and knit in there store for an hour once a week. Do any of them in the metro have that? Has anyone ever gone? I am having some real trouble with this pattern and might need some hands on help.
I don't know anything about groups that you "pay" to sit and knit. But if you are having real trouble with a pattern try pm'ing any of us, we may be able to help. I don't really have any knitterly friends here in MN, and I am in school for my Master's degree, but I can always find time to email or a few hours to hang out and knit. Don't be shy!

kaidyddd
11-26-2007, 02:30 AM
I'm from Anoka. Are there any groups around the cities that get together and knit? I was just in Fargo this weekend and MIL noticed that the Michales there has a thing where you can pay 5 dollars and sit and knit in there store for an hour once a week. Do any of them in the metro have that? Has anyone ever gone? I am having some real trouble with this pattern and might need some hands on help.
If you don't mind the drive down to Minnetonka (Opus Complex off of 169 and Bren Rd). Yarnzilla offers a 911 knitting help clinic. I'm there a lot for classes and knitting help (like every weekend lately!). Nancy, the instructor is terrific. http://yarnzilla.com/ Check the website for information. It's best to email ahead of time and let them know that you will be coming down. Yarnzilla isn't open to the public for drop in shopping (With the current price of gas the online shopping is great--they offer a flat rate shipping charge), but is open for classes and help clinics.

Closer to Anoka you might want to check out Amazing Threads in Maple Grove. The instructors there are highly skilled and they do have both social knitting groups and knitting help clinics. I've taken classes there too! http://www.amazing-threads.com/classlist.htm

Another place would be All About Yarn in Coon Rapidshttp://allaboutyarn.biz/ I've been there a few times when I was cutting across the northern suburbs on 10/610. Staff was friendly and helpful.
I'm sure others in the area will have some ideas for you too.

Kaidy

traceleighj
11-26-2007, 08:55 AM
I'm from Anoka. Are there any groups around the cities that get together and knit? I was just in Fargo this weekend and MIL noticed that the Michales there has a thing where you can pay 5 dollars and sit and knit in there store for an hour once a week. Do any of them in the metro have that? Has anyone ever gone? I am having some real trouble with this pattern and might need some hands on help.

Hey There! I am from Champlin- so very close to you! I don't have any knitting friends either (other than my mother and that is mostly me fixing her mistakes :cool: ) If you want to get together, PM me, I am always up for some knitting. I don't seem to be too motivated on my own lately, so any help is appreciated :poke: .

I have been to Amazing Threads, and have had marginal experiences. Try the Yarn Cafe in Maple Grove- I have always been able to walk in and get some help. They have plenty of room to sit and where else can you get a glass of wine to sip while you knit.

BinkyKat
12-03-2007, 12:09 AM
Cuz I'm too lazy to go back any pages...I was wondering if you all were thinking ahead to Knit Out 2008 at MOA President's Day weekend in Feb? Several Fargo Ravelers are already planning to road trip and do a LYS-crawl that weekend. My brother and sil and fam live near Hudson WI so I'm sure I'll be there for the weekend and meet up with the Fargo gals that weekend.
Just thought I'd put it out there if anyone cares! :thumbsup:

traceleighj
12-03-2007, 02:29 PM
Binkykat-

I am hoping to go. It would fun to all meet up!

Pennie
12-05-2007, 11:40 AM
I drug my boyfriend along last year and we got double the loots, I'm hoping to go again this year!

Mulderknitter
12-05-2007, 04:38 PM
sounds like fun! If it's not too snowy messy to drive I'll be there!

Mayday
12-12-2007, 09:10 AM
I'll probably go. I didn't even know about it!

mayday

wjwberg60
01-16-2008, 01:54 PM
February 18, 2008 is president’s day - I had to look it up.
Thanks for the information.

green knitter
01-18-2008, 12:12 AM
Hello!!
I just browsed and found that there are people in MN who knit and seem nice! I am new here, from San Diego so I am adjusting to life here in the cities. Don't dig the cold, that's for sure. I am new to knitting but love what I have learned so far. I live in Bloomington, if anyone is interested in getting together every so often I would love that. I'm 40 with a husband and three year old, so I don't get out much and as others know, three year olds are quick and love to disassemble things. He loves his scarf, I was amazed at how fun knitting is. I hope to spend much more time on this site, the videos are excellent.
Hopefully there are some that would like to meet at times?

So glad I found this!

Jenni

traceleighj
01-18-2008, 08:41 AM
Welcome Green knitter!

I have to tell you, I have lived here my whole life and I don't really care for the cold either!

I am from Champlin and work in Plymouth. I would be willing to meet some time......

Happy Knitting!:frog:

wjwberg60
01-18-2008, 03:38 PM
Green Knitter - I sent you a PM!

Mulderknitter
01-18-2008, 05:10 PM
I don't have a ton of extra time because I work full time and go to school, but I am planning on going to MOA on the 18th for the knitting. We could all go and wear "knittinghelp.com" signs so we could find each other!

green knitter
01-20-2008, 02:27 AM
I would love to try and schedule get-togethers, I didn't know about the MOA knitting event. I'm not a shopper, except for Michaels-my weakness, so I don't know the mall very well. But I will look for the dates and times and try and be there.
I am lookong forward to meeting new people, it is rough to fit in as a "transplant."

Jenni

disenchanted
01-20-2008, 02:13 PM
Hi,
I just found this site a couple days ago. Anyway, I am planning on going to the MOA event as well. As far as the cold, well I have lived here my whole life and can't stand the cold....this weekend has been way to cold, but it hasn't kept me inside :p

Mayday
01-21-2008, 10:34 AM
I'm glad you guys have been keeping up this thread! I am interested in the MOA hook up with you. Does anyone have details on that event?

Mayday
01-21-2008, 10:41 AM
http://www.mallofamerica.com/adults_event_detail_objectname_knit_out_08.aspx

I looked it up!

mayday

green knitter
01-24-2008, 12:46 AM
Anyone who is attending the MOA knit event on Sunday, want to try and meet? I can't go on Saturday, but I am hoping to make it over Sunday for a while. Of course things may come up between now and then, but I hope I am able to go and check it all out.
If anyone is going to be there Sunday and I am able to go, let's try and connect.
Jenni

Rennagayle
01-24-2008, 12:58 AM
Hi Jenni! I don't live in Minnesota myself, but my daughter does live there, in Eagan. She grew up on Texas weather and she is not liking winter there. :mrgreen: She called me back in the fall and told me she'd just bought a bulky down coat and vest to go under it, and that she forsook fashion for function, words I never thought I'd hear her say. ;)

Anyway, I just wanted to say "hey" and welcome. :-P

green knitter
01-28-2008, 11:16 AM
thanks Renna, what a nice welcome! I bet you are enjoying nice weather in texas. We are being spoiled right now with warmth in the 30's.
I am particularly interested in the link on your post about homeschooling. I will send you a PM for more chat, but thanks again. Eagan is fairly near me, I live in Bloomington. I got started in knitting because I saw michael's has a charity that knits squares which then become blankets for those who need them. When I started to knit the guage confused me so I am trying to learn more before I get into the squares. I love knitting, when I have a chance! I have a three-year-old boy who is trying to take over my computer right now, so I'd better wrap this up. He is reading over my shoulder and wanting to get into my Word program to write.
Thanks again for such a nice welcome!
Jenni

wingem
02-15-2008, 11:44 AM
I Also found Boucle at DollerTree (in west st. paul). Of course I scooped up as much as I could. I'm trying to put together a pattern for swim suit cover-ups for all the little girls in my life!

West St. Paul

Jodyb
02-18-2008, 01:37 PM
I'm curious to know how the MOA was this weekend. I wasn't able to attend. Too busy with Cubscout stuff.
BTW, I'm Jody in Shakopee.

wjwberg60
03-24-2008, 01:46 PM
Did anyone attend????
I purchased Lion Boucle at Dollar Tree - successfully many times - However, one time I got it - had a very strange smell to it -

Mulderknitter
04-11-2008, 11:25 AM
Are any of you going to the textile garage sale pre sale tonight?

traceleighj
08-04-2008, 09:27 PM
WOW! It's been a while since anyones been here!
Just thought I'd see of any of you MN knitters would be interested in joining the Oddball charity Baby Blankets for the Midwest Great Lakes area? PM me if you would like- it's for a great cause and a great way to destash on some acrylic yarn.

SweetHina
10-01-2008, 11:23 AM
I live south of the Twin Cities, didn't have any inspiration until recently. Like most, learned young. I'm in my early 20s & I want a hobby, so I took up knitting. You can just call me Hina.

The only projects I've done was a few beanies (one for myself, my friend & my stuff animal [monkey]), & a test double sided knit of the word "kindness" in korean.

I'm currently working on a double sided knit scarf with a pattern on it (hint: off of a video game). & I'm wondering what should I do about the SIP scarf that I've been having for over a month now (I posted it in the General Knitting section).

I got my aunt back into knitting, however she tends to wander off doing other things like video games & shopping. So she would forget. She liked the double sided knit I'm currently working on, that's how I got her back into it, but she wants to do a simple scarf. I told her about this site, however she'll forget it.

sn0wwhite
10-21-2008, 04:08 PM
it looks like the MN thread isn't very active... but i'll add to it since that's where i am - in a subburb south of Mpls.

traceleighj
10-22-2008, 07:52 AM
Hi! I know, it has been kind of quiet. BTW, I LOVE your avatar!

sn0wwhite
10-22-2008, 11:40 AM
thank you! the squishy line is one of my favorites from Nemo too!

someone just told me it might snow on sunday. i am not ready for that!

traceleighj
10-22-2008, 01:27 PM
NOOOOOOO!!!!! I am okay with colder temps but NOT the S word!

sn0wwhite
10-23-2008, 02:55 PM
i know. it's too early. i prefer snow only from about Dec 15 until jan 5. just enough for the holidays, and then that's enough.

traceleighj
10-30-2008, 08:46 AM
So, it did snow. I watched my neighbor mowing his lawn in the snow. Only in MN right?

jessica555
10-31-2008, 05:44 PM
Any one else in Mower county? We haven't had any snow yet, still picking up leaves...I cheat with my lawn mower. The other day I got a little too close to one of our bushes, it is missing it's back side now. I am hoping my sweety doesn't see this until spring. Otn right now I have my second mitten. I was wondering is there second mittenitis like second sockitis? I can't seam to get my self to make finish.
Peace,
Jessica

traceleighj
10-31-2008, 09:36 PM
I always knit socks for amputees...SSS real bad. If I did mittens, they would have to be for those individuals who only need one!
Good luck with the sweetie not seeing that! It wouldn't work for me. DH won't even let me touch his yard stuff. He is mad at me because I am making him come home early from hunting tomorrow to get the yard finished........

jessica555
11-01-2008, 02:47 PM
The yard is mine...ALL MINE...I no share...unless it is grunt work too yucky for me to touch...and because I am not put off by cow or chicken flop it is mostly mine:cheering: The gutters are all his...I can not bring myself to dig out that slop. I tried at my grandmothers house one summer and her neighbors 75 year old husband came over and saved me:aww: :woot:
I :heart: yard work
I thought because there are so many children in our neighborhood we would have a huge turn out of t-or-ters last night. We had 200 pieces of candy and as dusk set upon us I began to panic. I sent the man I love for MORE! He returned 600 more pieces. When he returns he tells me that there are children asking for canned foods & UNICEF...We RAID the pantry as for lose change we are out of luck. As the sunset and with out one single t-or-ter to come to my door I began to panic...WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH 800 PIECES OF CANDY!!! :doh: They were already at my neighbors, were we to new to the neighborhood to be trusted? My light was on my door OPEN...my little blue house is too cute to be the creepy house, isn't it? :oo: As I was about to shut the door they came one by one, in groups of five crowding my door so I couldn't open it up for them and at eight it ended. Today DB returns to the office with 200 piece of candy still in bags and we have a basket on the counter that holds 100 pieces....so as it turns out we had no need for extra candy...and I was b a d handing out more than two pieces (some mothers don't like that at ALL)...I may have had a few pieces myself:teehee: I am wondering did you have a lot of little beggars at your door? Did you have many that seamed too old? How do you feel about kids at your door that have been driven in from other neighborhoods?

traceleighj
11-04-2008, 06:41 PM
We only had 20 kids at our door.....I think we had a good range of ages, and they were all from our 'hood. There was this cute little guy as a dinosaur......I think DH was upset he wasn't dressed up. He had his SCSU hockey jersey and the neighbor guy gave it royal crap. Go Gophers!!!!

jessica555
11-05-2008, 05:56 PM
My sweety is a
HUGE
Gophers fan! And would be pleased to hear you are as well.
I didn't count the kids, I wish I had. I think I want to take their pictures next year...is the weird?

traceleighj
11-06-2008, 09:08 AM
I don't know about that one. Ask first.... I heard there was a person passing out nips to the parents. Nice! DH found a beer bottle in our garbage can (he knew it wasn't ours- wrong brand) and was complaining. I just told him to be glad it wasn't just thrown in the yard!

jessica555
11-06-2008, 11:16 AM
I never thought about the parents, sure would make it on most parents stops. I had so many candy wrapers in my yard the day after! I was annoyed, but I got over it.
Something I don't think I will get over too soon is our roof. Our house lived through a horrible hail storm eight years ago. The then owners instead of putting on a new roof did what ever they wanted with the money. The home inspector told us it needed one, so we had it in our buyers contract that the seller would get that done. This was in August and we were to close on September 15. That didn't happen because the seller hadn't gotten anybody out to look at the roof. When he did he said the contractor wanted to much money, then said the contractor said it didn't need a new roof and when we said no sale, he found someone else who would do it for less. It took a month for this guy to get around to our roof, we delayed moving in so that he wouldn't have to work around us...he came to do the roof a month after he told us he would be there (it now mid October we were supposed to move mid September). Okay so it is done, and they did a good job and they were fast and nice. So they backed their dumpster into and broke my window box, they did fix it. MY SKY LIGHT IS LEAKING! It

jessica555
11-06-2008, 11:33 AM
I don't know why that posted, I wasn't done. Also strange is that it posted twice.
what I was going to say is that it didn't even rain all that hard, or much last night. But what is nice is that while I was posting this, the roofer called and said he would be over with in the hour to look at the sky light. I just hope the window doesn't need to be replaced. Okay almost done with the complaining, just two more things and they are quick.
Also in our purchase agreement was that all 2008 assessments would be paid by the seller. Two weeks ago the seller brings in a city assessment for the sidewalk repairs to Bill at work that is right around $2,000! Okay this one has already been taken care of, but we needed the retaliators, the city to prove when the repairs were done, and lawyers!
and the second one
Why don't plumbers show up when they say they will, or call if they can't? Two weeks now I have been waiting for my bathroom sink leak to be fixed. Okay I am done. I am sorry I was a debbiedowner. and thanks
Peace be with you,
Jessica

jessica555
11-07-2008, 01:04 PM
:yay: it is snowing:woot:

traceleighj
11-08-2008, 09:49 AM
:evil: NNNNooooooo!!!!

jessica555
11-09-2008, 11:14 AM
:pout: The snow is all gone

Where did it go:shrug:?





:verysad:

traceleighj
11-13-2008, 09:58 AM
Yesterday morning, I couldn't even see my driveway. It was covered in a bit of snow which was more like ice. Time to stock up on some ice melt. Note to self- next house you buy, make sure it isn't north facing! Last year I fell when getting the paper b/c of all of the ice left on the driveway. Now I make DH run out in the cold to get it!

jessica555
11-13-2008, 07:58 PM
Ouch! I am so sorry you fell. I fall all the time, no ice needed, just me and some stairs and down I go. Aren't boys nice to do the things we don't want? Our drive way faces east..not as bad as north. Good luck to you with the ice melt.

kidlets2
01-06-2009, 12:48 PM
Hello!
My name is Jennie and I live just north of the Twin Cities. I've been lurking on here for a while and finally decided to starting posting!

I'm amazed at how many people are on here from MN!

I look forward to meeting you all!

traceleighj
01-06-2009, 02:40 PM
hi Jennie! :waving:
I'm Tracie and I am from Champlin! Look forward to getting to know you as well!

care4042
02-03-2010, 01:48 PM
Where can I find knitpicks for sale??? anyone have any?:aww:

care4042
02-03-2010, 01:50 PM
:) I forgot to introduce myself! Im a mom to a little boy whos 2 almost 3 and I knit hats and diaper covers and longies for him I dye my own yarn as well any dyers out there?

borealowl
02-03-2010, 06:41 PM
Hello care4042 - To find knitpicks (a yarn supply co.) go to www.knitpicks. com. They have a nice catalog too.
I really enjoyed reading all these MN posts. I spent a lot of time there last year and have been back and forth the past few years visiting. Minnesota Nice is not a myth. Met so many nice helpful people there. Including some very nice knitters. One of them is a woman Amber, who operates the Knitting Knight in Hibbing with her brother and sister. It is one of the best yarn shops I have been to with an incredible variety and good prices. Not to mention the helpful customer service. Amber actually helped me fix a mistake on a sweater from yarn I didn't buy there. Whenever I went in the shop the ladies in her knitting group were very friendly and invited me to join them. Seems like I was always on my way somewhere else and never did but I appreciated their attitude. I definitely recommend the shop to anyone.
I did some dyeing years ago, mainly plant dyes, when I had some sheep.

PrettiestFrog
05-21-2010, 08:47 PM
I moved to Minnesota (Wright County) a few years back. I rather like small town life, and enjoy raising poultry and goats.

I crochet fairly well (at least, after putting down my hook for ten years I'm getting back in the hang of it) but am struggling to learn to knit. My grandmother taught me crochet, but for knitting all I have really are books and websites.

mylycanslove
10-18-2010, 01:30 AM
i am proud to say that i am a knitting addict. i have several UFO's atm and many in my queue lol. can't wait to get them started :)
i am on the east side of the cities..what is everyone's favorite yarn shop??:X:

QuillsAndNeedles
03-18-2011, 05:11 PM
Yeah, this is way late. But this is my first post ever!!!!
And I'm a MN knitter too!
I'm in a teeny tiny town near St. Cloud, and I've been knitting for about five years.
I'm 14, by the way XD
and today I (finally) learned to cable! I am quite excited by this. :woot:
So if no one replies to this that's cool, but I couldn't find any newer MN posts. >.<

wjwberg60
03-31-2011, 04:58 PM
QuillsandNeedles

Thanks for posting – been awhile since I’ve checked this thread.

Congratulations on learning the cable!!!

Wanda b

wjwberg60
03-31-2011, 04:59 PM
Myly.....
I enjoy Michaels because of the 40% off coupon nearly every week.

But I am looking for more unique shops around the cities.

wjwberg60
03-31-2011, 04:59 PM
Prettiest Frog

There are some good knitting “how to” on youtube.


W

wjwberg60
04-11-2011, 02:10 PM
Welcome!

wjwberg60
04-11-2011, 02:12 PM
Minneapolis (and suburb) area!!

Looking for knitting shops / coffee shops that have get togethers Ė to share ideas and knit together ! Anyone have any suggestions? Thank you.

W