Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Capitol Hill Needlework Group Report

Eight of us met at Stitch D.C. on Sunday afternoon despite the frigid temperatures outside. I worked on my Olympic mittens. Emily from the hats for the Children's Advocacy Center joined us to talk about her project. Yet another reporter stopped by to ask questions for a story on knitting in D.C. We all worked on our projects and discussed local and global politics.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

A New Spring Fiber Festival

I received this message from Sheila, and I am passing it along:

I wanted to contact you about a new fiber festival that I am co-organizing.

It will be on April 8th in Bedford County, VA from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We have a full schedule of classes lined up: a great barbeque vendor, Celtic music all day, a fashion show, silent auction, shearing demonstrations, and animal exhibits.

My partner owns an alpaca farm and through her contacts most of our animal exhibits are alpacas and llamas. There will also be two alpaca / llama performance shows . . . and 40 vendors! So, please help us spread the news. Some of your members may be interested in making the beautiful drive to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

April 8, 2006: Sedalia Spring Fiber Festival in Bedford County, VA. Website:

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Annual Knitting & Crochet in the City "Board Meeting"

This Meeting has been CANCELLED.

Please join us Sunday March 5 for the Knit & Crochet in the City "Board meeting"3-5
location TBD, but it will be metro-accessible in DC

This is the one time we meet face to face and discuss issues affecting the groups, the website, and knit & crochet in DC/MD/VA.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Group Report: Knit & Crochet Savory

Here's an update from the Savory Group submitted by Michelle:

Knit & Crochet Savory
4th Tuesday
Savory Cafe, 7071 Carroll Ave
7-9 pm

20 people showed up, about half were new to the group.

I brought donated yarn to distribute, gave away abouta shopping bag full, and collected 5 scarves for Foodand Friends. Already in 2006 we have donated yarn to start a shawlministry in New Orleans’ 9th ward; E. Brooke LeeMiddle School (MD); National Cathedral School (DC)Lombardi Cancer Center (DC), Springwater FiberWorkshop, and N Street Village (shelter for women).

Local events:
Dye Days at Springwater Fiber Workshop VA Feb 20 andMarch 18-19.
They teach you to dye yarn which will besold in the shop and at Md Sheep & Wool

National events:

Knittapalooza, Virginia Beach, March31-April 2.
Teachers: Lucy Neatby, Edie Eckman, LynWorley and more.

Knitting Guild of America/Crochet Guild of America Summer Show
July 13-16, 2006 Valley Forge Convention CenterKing of Prussia, Pennsylvania www.tkga.com