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Guild Meeting
Franklin’s back!
March 23, 2011

Franklin Habit Franklin Habit rolled his scarf down the Common Cod’s inaugural meeting, just as his first book, “It Itches” hit the streets. Giddy and already giggling, we can’t wait until our next meeting on May 13.  He’s back!

But wait, it’s serious.  This time, Franklin will talk about the

History of Knitting Patterns

In the beginning, there was knitting; and it was good. Then came knitting books, and they were good. Except when they weren’t.

In this lighthearted, lavishly illustrated talk, Franklin will share where, when and how the first printed knitting patterns appeared; hear the stories of the pioneering women who made their fortunes catering to the first generations of leisure needleworkers; marvel at spectacular examples of primordial errata; and experience the many joys (and otherwise) of bringing nineteenth-century designs to life.

If you haven’t followed Franklin’s (and Dolores’) life on The Panopticon, you may have caught Franklin’s articles in Knitty, Yarn Market News, Interweave Knits and Interweave Crochet. Franklin photographs, knits and spins in Chicago, IL.

Get ready to welcome a fine member of the knitting family!

Join us on Friday, May 13th at Rm. 123 of the MIT Stata Center, 32 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA, from 7-9pm. Current members get in free; non-members pay $5 (cash or check).


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  1. We are very much looking forward to meeting Franklin and roaming through fiber booths with him at Rhinebeck.The WinnersI had Thaddeus randomly select the top three prize winners and I have notified them via e-mail.1st Prize – Fredda P.2nd Prize – Amy N.3rd Prize – Leila W.4th Prize – Lisa L.Once I hear from Fredda I will contact the other winnersYarn PurchaseI was very grateful to Carol S. …Mission AccomplishedAlmost…yes weve reached the 500 goal for the Fresh Air Group for Franklin. Now we just have to arrange all the logistics and get him out here in October.ContestThanks to approximately 30 readers Franklin will have the opportunity to come out to New York in October and experience Rhinebeck Sheep Wool.