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This page contains brief items too short for Knitters News, and highlighted links to Knitters News items of special interest. It does not replace Knitters News. Special items of interest Around the Internet and Other Items of Interest can be found near the bottom of this page.
Meetings for 2022 will continue to be virtual using Zoom until further notice. Tips for Zoom can be found here.
Membership and Directory News – you can still renew although your name won’t appear in the 2022 directory. If you want to continue receiving the monthly News Blast (which contains the Zoom registration links for the monthly Guild meetings), and participate in Guild events, please renew now! Details are here.
Stash Sale News – donations are still being accepted – check here for clarified instructions on how to get your donations picked up.
We Need Volunteers! The San Diego North Coast Knitters Guild runs on volunteers – without membership participation our wonderful Guild cannot survive. We are coming up on the biannual “changing of the guard.” Read more here.
Retreat News – Our next retreat will be August 15 to August 18 in Temecula; registration will open June 1st. Click here for details on registration. Don’t know what a Guild retreat is? Read about our retreats here.
Philanthropy News – Read Debbie Vacek’s latest philanthropy project news and drop-off information for April here.
San Diego County Fair news – the fair is back! June 8 – July 4. Unfortunately the Guild will not have a booth this year, but members are encouraged to participate in the fair by entering their knitted items in one or more of the competition categories. Entry deadline is May 9th. For more information, visit sdfair.com and look for Competitive Exhibits.
Early Planning for the 2022 Holiday Luncheon – read Sydnie’s recommendations, requests and tips here.
The latest Virtual Show and Share can be found here. For best viewing by the Guild, get your photos in by Tuesday before the next News Blast goes out. Instructions for submitting can always be found on the most recent Virtual Show and Share page. Links to older galleries going back three+ years can be found here.
Guild Subgroups – meetings are held via Zoom and at various locations around the county. Details about subgroups and contact information can be found on the Sub-Group Meeting page under the Calendar tab or by clicking here.
Around the Internet
Knitting in the News: Sheila Kirschenbaum has shared a wonderful article: “A Holocaust survivor spends her 110th birthday knitting – the craft that was key to her survival…” Read it here.
Something to Explore: Scotland’s National Gansey Project – Knitting the Herring. The project “..seeks to capture, preserve and highlight the unique knitting heritage of coastal fishing communities of Scotland.” While the collection project officially ended February 2011, the information and items gathered can be viewed here at Scottishgansey.org.uk – an interesting and educational virtual museum for all to explore.
Podcast News: Guild member Nancy Nevin has news about Fruity Knitters! Read about it here. Fruity Knitters podcasts can be found here. Other podcasts of note: Interweave’s Fiber Nation, Benjamin Levisay of Knitting Universe/Stitches fame – Fiber Hooligan, and Carlos and Arnie’s Sit and Knit for a Bit.
Other Items of Interest:
Mingei International Museum is open, and has a new cafe! The Mingei is a wonderful museum of arts and crafts, located in Balboa Park. Check it out Mingei.org/whats-on.
Visions Art Museum – Visions is a great quilt and textile museum in Liberty Station. While its focus has been largely on art quilts, its focus has expanded to all fiber arts including lace, knitting, and crochet. Find Visions on the web at VisionsArtMuseum.org.
The San Diego Museum of Art – Check the San Diego Museum of Art’s website for information and events.
County Art Museums – Most of our county arts museums and other museums have re-opened – here’s a link to a listing of all museums in San Diego County. Check individual websites for details.
Have information about events around the county which may be of interest to Guild members? Contact the WebmasterATsandiegoknittersDOTcom.
–Kerry Nare, webmaster