Monday, July 27, 2009

June 09 Program: Knitting Fun with the Glitter Knitter of the Yarn Garage!

We couldn't have imagined a more fun and creative June Program than the program we enjoyed courtesy of our special guest, Steven Berg of the Yarn Garage!

Machine Knitting with the Glitter Knitter!

Located in Rosemount, Minnesota, the Yarn Garage is a full service - yarn, knitting and needlework station - everything you need and more to get your knit on! Steven, together with his sister Monika, started the Yarn Garage in 2003 as the roving, gypsy yarn and fiber art studio. They are always helping knitters and the needlework challenged and have put a modern twist on some great old traditional crafts by using unique and unusual novelty yarns!

Machine Knitting with the Glitter Knitter!

Here's the kicker - Steven's yarns aren't just for hand knitting and crochet - you can use many of his fine fibers on your knitting machine too! To prove his point, he brought lots of yarns - luxury, novelty, and all great quality to show off. He gave each group member a skein of yarn and a Scrappy Hat pattern to try out at home. Above all, Steven reminded us to expect and ENJOY the unexpected when knitting, especially with his yarns.

Follow Steven's lead and be sure to give your project a unique personality using clever and creative yarns!

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