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sarah_knits
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Posted - 09/20/2006 :  12:49:43 PM  Show Profile Send sarah_knits a Private Message
I had great luck finding a wonderful knitting group in Seattle through KR a few years ago, and they made me promise that I would try again! I just moved to Rochester from Seattle. I don't know anyone here! (Except my husband, who is a new doctoral student at the Eastman School of Music.) Would anyone like to meet up for a coffee or tea sometime? I don't bite and I promise not to steal your yarn.

Sarah

LittleMousling
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Posted - 09/20/2006 :  3:19:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit LittleMousling's Homepage Send LittleMousling a Private Message
Hi Sarah! I'm away at school and am of no help to you, but I can tell you there are several groups of knitters who meet up regularly, especially during the "school year." A couple meet at the Pittsford B&N, if you're near there, and at least one in Gates, one in Fairport, and several farther out. There's a lot of information about the groups on the Knitty Coffeeshop, for some reason.

I assume you've already found SpiritWorks in Irondequoit? If not, I can't recommend it highly enough. Also don't skip Village Yarns in Midtown, despite the location - great stock and an amazing selection of good ol' wools from big and small mills and companies. And as long as you're not allergic to dogs, Wild Wools on South Ave is a fun stop.

-Molly, obsessive but not exclusive socknitter
Stash photos, WIPs and some FOs
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sarah_knits
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Posted - 09/22/2006 :  07:49:09 AM  Show Profile Send sarah_knits a Private Message
Hi Molly,
Thanks for the leads. I haven't been to any of the LYSs yet -- I live pretty close to downtown Rochester (Park Ave area is what it's called??) but I don't have a car so I haven't seen much of the surrounding communities. I'll definitely check out Village Yarns and Wild Wools soon ... those both seem to be within walking range for me.
Sarah
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LittleMousling
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Posted - 09/22/2006 :  11:13:41 AM  Show Profile  Visit LittleMousling's Homepage Send LittleMousling a Private Message
Ooh, a lovely neighborhood indeed. Yes, Wild Wools should definitely be within walking distance; Village Yarns would at least be biking distance.

Did you move there early enough to experience the Park Avenue Festival? It's quite a shindig.

-Molly, obsessive but not exclusive socknitter
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sarah_knits
Chatty Knitter

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Posted - 09/22/2006 :  1:41:26 PM  Show Profile Send sarah_knits a Private Message
I walked to Village Yarns today -- from where I live (between Park & East) it seemed closer than Wild Wools. I was really impressed by the selection for a yarn store that's advertised as being in the back of a book store!
I missed the Park Ave festival by a few weeks, but maybe next year!
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HilaryL
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USA
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Posted - 09/24/2006 :  2:16:14 PM  Show Profile Send HilaryL a Private Message
Sarah,
Welcome to Rochester! You should come to the next Knitting Guild meeting on Oct. 9 (the website is http://www.rochesterknitting.org) at Temple Brith Kodesh in Brighton. The Guild newsletter also has info re. various knitting groups.
I love the Village Yarn Shop; sometimes it can be overwhelming though so for a quick stop I often go to Knit 'n Purl at 12 Corners, which is easier for me to get in and out of. Rochester is crawling with yarn stores!
Let me know if you need help with transportation to a Guild meeting ...
Hilary

http://hilaryknitstoo.blogspot.com/
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artsyfish


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Posted - 09/28/2006 :  07:27:18 AM  Show Profile Send artsyfish a Private Message
I currently live in Virginia Beach, but will be visiting relatives Thanksgiving week in Rochester. We have a group that meets weekly here even on holidays. Will any groups be meeting that week?

I'm thinking of moving back to town and want to make sure I can get my fiber fix on a regular basis! The knitting guild looked interesting (Sally Melville!?)

Thanks for any info you can give me.

Joanne
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HilaryL
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
360 Posts

Posted - 09/30/2006 :  1:58:55 PM  Show Profile Send HilaryL a Private Message
Joanne,
The Guild's list of groups that meet regularly should be out soon; I can let you know if there are any scheduled for Thanksgiving week. (You can check the store websites too.)
I am hoping Sally Melville is still on, however Annie Modesitt is scheduled to come in the spring so I'm not sure.
Hilary

http://hilaryknitstoo.blogspot.com/
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