Originally Posted by MN knitter
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.