Sunday, September 15, 2013

We're on Facebook!

In order to keep up with changing times and changing trends, the Machine Knitters Guild of Minnesota now has a group page on Facebook. It is a closed group (to keep the spammers/scammers at a minimum), but you can send a request and the group administrator will approve your request. This group's purpose is to keep you informed of upcoming events, share projects, ask questions or just chit-chat! It's also the place for past and present MKGM members to reconnect with each other.
In case you didn't know this, either, we're also on Ravelry, the premier forum-based site for fiber enthusiasts. This is an excellent site with groups for different fiber (or non-fiber) interests, and a place to look up paid and free patterns, buy and sell yarn stash, show off your finished projects, and ask questions about your unfinished projects. Have a certain amount of yarn, but don't know what to make from it? Put in the yardage of the weight yarn you have, and up will pop pattern ideas that use the same amount of yarn.
It is hoped that by embracing technology that MKGM can attract some new, and younger members to ensure the continuation of the guild for the future, and to keep the craft of machine knitting alive and healthy.