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SEMKR 2012 Registration Deadline

Hey Guys! If you know anyone who is interested please let them know that I have set the deadline for this year's registration for Sunday, September 30th. I need time to contact all those involved and manage supplies, donations, reservations, and venue payment. You can PM me here if interested. Thanks!

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New Wheel and First Fruits

The day before I went back to work (I am a school teacher by trade) I traveled to New Bern to check out a spinning wheel, and visit my brother and his family. We found the Majacraft Saxonie on Craig's List and the owner was willing to bring it to us. It turned out that my brother only lived a mile from Shirley, the owner.

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There's Still Room--SEMKR

Just a quick post to let you know there is still room at the Southeast Men's Knitting Retreat. Interested parties should see the post above! Thanks guys.

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Southeast Men's Knitting Retreat 2012

Hey Ya’ll,
A hearty southern greeting to the male knitters of the Southeast! I think I finally am beginning to figure this whole thing out so....It’s time to start planning the Southeast Men’s Knitting Retreat 2012 !!!

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Carolina Fiber Fest--This Weekend

Hey Guys! Just thought I would post here to let you know of the CFF. It is part of a larger Got to be NC festival. It begins Friday Morning and runs through Sunday evening. There will be classes, vendors, demos, and more. It is housed in the Jim Graham building on the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. For more info check out: www.carolinafiberfest.org. Hope to see you there!

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Called out for Knitting

I haven't posted in a while but needed to rant a little (please forgive me because I can't do this on Facebook). I am a teacher by trade and today was a workday. I knew I would be in meetings until lunchtime so I took a scarf I was working on (my wife and I are doing a bazaar tomorrow and I was working on inventory).

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Carolina Fiber Festival--Men's Meet Up

The Carolina Fiber Festival is in full planning mode as we speak. It will take place May 18-20, 2012 at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC. For the second year in a row it will be held in the Jim Graham Bldg. It is part of a Grand Festival called "Got to be NC."

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Carolina Fiber Festival-Men's Fiber Meet Up and Shameless Promotion

Great News! The Carolina Fiber Festival will be held on May 18-20, 2012 at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC. I attended 2 years ago and had a great time. This year they are in the beginning planning to have a Men's Fiber Meet Up at the Festival! I think this was a great idea (I simply mentioned it in a message to the coordinator).

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My First Fair Isle

After attending a Sally Melville class 2 weeks ago, I decided to try my hand at a Fair Isle cap pattern I have had for years. I finished it last night. I love it and hope to do another color work project really soon. Enjoy the picture!

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Sally Melville, New Friends, Renewed Spirit

As a belated 40th birthday gift, I had the pleasure of taking 3 knitting classes this weekend with the wonderful Sally Melville. She was kind, generous, and a wonderful encyclopedia of knitting knowledge. I am now ready to tackle knitting with more than one color (at the same time, on the same row) which most of us know as Fair Isle, though this is not true Fair Isle, so I learned this weekend.

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