You bet, including yarns, patterns, needles, lessons, knitting groups and knitting retreats.
The shelves in Sisu Designs are packed full of yarn, mostly for knitting. I also have lots of books, patterns, knitting needles (single pointed, double pointed, circular, wood, metal) and other tools that knitters can't live without. Come in and view the listing of the yarns I carry
All year around we have regular knitting groups, and you are welcome to drop in and join us for only two dollars per session. You can simply hang out with the other knitters and visit as you work on your current project, you can get help with something you don't quite understand, or you can even learn to knit if you're a beginner. Sometimes one of us will read aloud for a while from some wonderful book. And of course we always have our own stories to share. For years, our evening group has been meeting from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. Come join us.
Every Fall and Winter, we offer several weekend knitting retreats. Some are held at Camp Widjiwagan, a YMCA camp on the North Arm of Burntside Lake, just north of Ely. We'll have two retreats scheduled for Widji - one in the Fall plus one in the Winter. Other retreats are held at Camp du Nord, another more upscale YMCA camp on the North Arm of Burntside Lake. Recently, we've added a Stay Inn Ely retreat during Ely's Winter Festival. In February of 2001, we did our first annual, week-long, southwestern retreat at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, and in March of 2002 we returned for two retreats, one right after the other. Everyone had a great time. After a few year of not being able to fit a Ghost Ranch retreat into our lives, we're offering one now in 2010. Please see the
knitting retreat pagefor more information on these events.
Sisu Designs is also the home of Lost In The Woods Knitting. The inspiration for this came from the wonderful hours I have spent knitting on a lakeshore while we have been on conoe trips in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness which literally starts in our back yard....our home in Winton is at one end of Fall Lake, and the other end of this seven-mile long lake is in the BWCAW. Here's a sketch of what I look like when I'm out there....
There's also an actual photo of me knitting on a beautiful rock ledge at one of our campsites.
We also have a number of Lost In The Woods Knitting Patterns which we will try to post information about here soon.
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