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[22 Jun 2008|07:27pm]

hi, i'm madison, i knit and i live near waldorf. which is not near anything. so my question is: are there any knitters/knitting events/lyss/etc which are not hours away from my area? other areas near me: bryantown, hughesville, bryans road, indian head. i'm just looking for something knitterly to do that doesn't take a whole tank of gas to get to. since i spend more on yarn than gas you know....
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Homespun Yarn Party [07 Mar 2008|07:47pm]

Hey guys, I just wanted to let you know that at the end of March there's going to be an event featuring local spinners and dyers. There's more info on the blog, including which vendors are going to be there. Two rooms have been reserved--one for vendors, and the other for knitters and crocheters to hang out and chat (and play with the new yarn).

Homespun Yarn Party
Takoma Park Recreation Center, Takoma Park, MD
March 30, 2-6pm

Admission is free! There will also likely be a bake sale to benefit Ravelry. I hope you guys can make it!
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Hello! [25 Apr 2007|10:58pm]

Hello, Maryland knitters! I am new to this community and pleased that it exists.

I have one question and it is this: Are there any good LYSs close to Towson?
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Hyattsville yarn shop grand opening Saturday [01 Mar 2007|07:20pm]

Hello MD knitters.  This arrived in my email and maybe of interest to those of you in the area...  a tangled skein


We've been open for a month now, and it's time for a party. Our "grand opening" celebration will Saturday, March 3.

We'll begin at 11 a.m. with a ribbon (yarn) cutting by Hyattsville Mayor William Gardiner. Festivities continue through the day with refreshments, door prizes--including yarn, knitting accessories, and a $100 gift certificate--and live music.

As an added attraction, the first 15 knitters and crocheters through the door will receive a $10 gift certificate.

We're looking forward to seeing you there--

Cheryl and Larry

A Tangled Skein
5200 Baltimore Ave.
Suite 101
Hyattsville, MD 20781
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question plus a new shop announcement [22 Feb 2007|09:16pm]

i heard that there's a new yarn shop that's opened in the cockeysville area, but i can't find anything online about it. anyone know what/where it is?

also, there's a new (opened in the fall) yarn shop in the hampden area of baltimore called Lovelyarns. i haven't gotten a chance to go by there (even though it's within walking distance of my apartment) but i do know that they have malabrigo, if anyone cares.

p.s. looks like we'll be having a sale at the celtic knot yarn shop around st. patrick's day (as we do every year). it should be that whole weekend, so come by and check us out (and sign up for the email list--we send out coupons/private sale notices)
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[18 Nov 2006|03:42pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

Hi everyone,
My name is Emily, I live in Marriottsville (kind of close to Ellicott City). I've been knitting for about two years, I've made a bunch of scarves, a blanket, an attempted top, an almost-finished skirt, and I recently got into socks. My favorite LYS's are Cloverhill Yarn in Catonsville, Knittin Chicks in Mt Airy, and the Celtic Knot in Ellicott City (though I haven't been there since they moved). Anybody belong to any local knitting groups? My friends are supportive but they don't truly understand the knitting bug :)

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intro & online discount yarn question [21 Oct 2006|04:12am]

[ mood | sleepy ]

Hello, fellow Maryland knitters! I'm really glad to find a local knitting group on LJ. I live in Annapolis, Maryland. I've been knitting on and off since 1990, but I always have more to learn. I love the serenity that comes from knitting alone, as well as the community that comes from knitting with friends.

I am preparing to teach beginner's knitting class in November and December. I want to purchase yarn and needles at discount prices for my students. I typically buy my yarn from craft stores, but I want to get the prices down for beginners since I can buy in quantity. Can anyone recommend a good online (or DC-Baltimore area) yarn shop that's reliable and sells Lion Brand Yarns, needles and such? I'd be grateful for any advice or thoughts about sources.


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Celtic Knot Yarn Shop [03 Aug 2006|12:29am]

hey guys. just wanted to let you know that the Celtic Knot Yarn Shop has moved from old Ellicott City to the Normandy shopping center on route 40 (2 or 3 lights east of 29).

also, this weekend (august 5th and 6th) is the grand re-opening party. i'm not totally sure of all that's going on at the party (as it's being arranged by a few of our more zealous customers), but i know there'll be door prizes, sales, food (pretty positive) and other fun activities.

so if you get a chance, come on out. i'm pretty sure i'm going to be there all day on saturday, so come say hi!

edit: i forgot--here's a map
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urgernt question [02 Aug 2006|10:25pm]

so i was in a craft store the other day and there was a case that holds your knitting needles when you go on a trip.
I dont remember where or which craft store i went in. So I was just wondering if anyone knew where I might find that? I live in Severna Park and am leaving tomorrow. So i can't be driving all over maryland to find it but I figured I would ask. thanks for your help.
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[21 Jul 2006|08:16pm]

I'm glad I found you all! I like having some local people to ask questions of. :)

I've been knitting for a few years now and am teaching myself how to knit things outside the rectangle. Shaping is a good thing!

I'll post some FO when I get them photographed for you all.
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[03 Jun 2006|11:41pm]

Where is a good place to take a comprehensive beginning knitting class in the Baltimore area? (I'm in Owings Mills)

I can do a knit stitch, cast on (only one way), and bind off. But nothing else. So I want something to help me build on this and not be too expensive.
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All About Yarn Coupons [25 May 2006|10:38pm]

If you live in Howard County (and probably other counties, but Howard is the only one I can speak for), and you have a mailbox, you get Smart Shopper direct mail magazines with all sorts of coupons. There is a full-page ad for All About Yarn in Columbia, with 2 coupons. I don’t have the page with me right now, but they’re graduated dollar discounts if you spend a certian amount first. The coupons expire August 31st.

They’re usually in every issue, so if you’ve already thrown it out, there will be another one around September.
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[25 Apr 2006|12:16pm]

Who is going to Sheep and Wool and which day?

I'll be going on Sunday since some (inconsiderate *laff*) friends are getting married on the Saturday.
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[06 Apr 2006|04:13pm]

hello all!

im a student at st johns college in annpolis and me and few freinds want to start up a stitch and bitch in annpolis, cause there doesnt seem to be one. also we want to foster a little bit of town-college freindship, cause mostly the students dont interact much with the city. except the smoke shop. is anyone else interested in an annapolis snb? it has to meet withing walking distance of the college of course, cause non of us have cars. we were thinking maybe 49 west? anyway, anyone interested, drop me a line @ watergirl420farm@yahoo.com or AIM me @ redherring1029

peace and love
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New community: cat_knit_pics [02 Mar 2006|08:28pm]

Mods: If community promo is not okay, delete it.

Got a cat who always invades your knitting when you try to take a picture? Is your cat your favorite model for showing off knitting projects? Join cat_knit_pics!

I love scrolling through posts of FOs with cats trying to steal the focus. These pictures are adorable, amusing, and brighten my day. I’ve created cat_knit_pics, hoping that other knitters enjoy such pictures as much as I do. With cat_knit_pics, you know you’ll be able to find a picture of an adorable knitty-kitty any time you want it.

(cross-posted to 20sknitters, mdknitters and novice_knitters)
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New to Group [22 Feb 2006|04:14pm]
[ mood | anxious ]

Hi there~

Wanted to introduce myself. I'm Suz, i live in Westminster and have been knitting since last April.

I stumbled upon this group while doing a google search for "Maryland Knitters". I was seeking other knitters, crocheters, weavers, spinners who may be interested in a SnB in the Westminster area. I've created a yahoo group for anyone interested and our first get together will be March 1st. Hope to see some other Fiber Fans there!


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Hey There [20 Feb 2006|10:05pm]

[ mood | artistic ]

Hi, I joined this community about a week ago. I just learned how to knit February 4th. I took a knitting class at Eleganza Yarns in Frederick, MD. It was for 2 Saturdays for 2 hours each day. I liked it so much that I signed up for a second class. I'm currently working on a scarf and I will probably make a few of them before I try something a bit trickier like a sweater or maybe even socks.

Does anyone know of a knitting group that meets in Frederick or Montgomery Counties?

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New to the Community [02 Feb 2006|01:56pm]

Hello everyone! My name is Suzi,I live between Baltimore and Annapolis. I am 22, soon to be 23. I commute to Towson and I love to knit! I first learned to knit from my sister's stitch and bitch group. THen everyone got busy and they stopped. I was only able to go to one stitch and bitch group. Then I forgot how to knit. So I went online and retaught myself how to knit.
I knitted my sister this hideous green scarf. Considering at the time I ONLY knew how to knit that's what I did, no purling. This was about last year.
Since then I have knitted several scarfs, one baby blanket and one hat. Not much I know. I just get bored with knitting and I will put down a project and start a new one, and sometimes its not even a new knitting project but any craft project.
So yes I love to knit even though it takes me a while to finish. I usually give my knitting creations away before I remember to take a picture of them WHOOPS!
Well yes that was my Introduction. My current project *as soon as I start* is a baby blanket for the people who I used to babysit for. They are expecting a new child, but don't know if its a boy or a girl.
Alright I am done rambling now.
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New! [24 Jan 2006|07:13pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

Hi! I'm a high-school knitter from Baltimore City, and I was wondering if anyone knew of any teen-esque groups in the area? I can't drive by myself yet, but any information at all would be great. Also, I know there's a meetup group for knitting, and I'm a member of the group (vaguely), but I'd sort of like to find other people my age....

Anyway, modestly experienced, working on a few projects, finished a pair of glove/mittens and an octopus, finishing a pair of gloves, desperately wanting to start the afghan I'm planning.

Yay fiber arts!

(Didn't see how late I was posting... I'll stick around anyway and see what happens.)

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Hello [12 Jun 2005|10:01am]

Glen Burnie knitter here. Member of TKGa, working on my level 1 and a member of Central MD Knitting Guild.

I've taught, designed, test knit and sample knit. Love socks, hate knots, hate them worse in high quality yarn and wish I had a grandbaby to knit for. Now you know all my deep dark secrets. :)

Current WIP is a navy wool sweater for the DH, worsted weight in a zig-zag pattern. When complete it will have three button neck, drop shoulders and turned hem; a pair of Pink Ribbon socks in fingering weight Harrisville wool and a pair of lavendar Cotton-ease house footies.

Just off the needles is a chemo cap in an eyelet lace pattern made out of Wildflower DK. Love the way that yarn knits up and a *gasp* crocheted shawl. No pics yet because the camera battery is dead and refusing to recharge. Time to replace it, I guess.

Looking forward to making your acquaintence.
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