Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Worldwide Wednesday - Minnesota

It’s been a very busy week getting ready for the whole family for Christmas. I ended up forgetting about Worldwide Wednesday until this morning. As a result, I’m cheating a little bit this week and we’re going to bring the world to Minnesota.
In February a very big craft event is coming to Minnesota. If you have a chance to visit the Twin Cities Feb. 16 & 17 you must go to the Mall of America for Knit-Out & Crochet 2008 held by the Craft Council of America.

Last year the event was large. It was very large. More than 50,000 people attended the two day event. They had demo areas, celebrities in the knitting world, fashion shows and more.
This year’s event will be holding the world’s fastest knitter and crocheter competitions with international finalists; celebrities including Vickie Howell (Knitty Gritty) & Debbie Macomber (author of knitting fiction); fashion shows, sit & knit areas and so much more.

Enjoy checking out the websites I’ve linked to – think about coming to the Twin Cities in February and if there’s interest – we’ll set up a place for people to meet each other one of the days.
One more place to check out in Minneapolis - The American Swedish Institute has a couple great exhibits right now. The Scandinavian American Fiber Art Exhibit is going thru January 13, 2008 and there's a Danish Paper Cutting Exhibit also thru January 13, 2008.

Next week I’ll get my fingers busy and find a fun knitting place in the world to visit between working on the 3-1 Fire socks for SIL.

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