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ETC or Eugene Textile Center

March 31, 2008

A few weeks ago we had our Monday night knitting group at the Eugene Textile Center instead of Market of Choice. Now I’ve been going regularly to Monday night knitting since I started working full time (January ’07), and it has become a necessary part of my routine (I would say it’s up there with drinking coffee in the morning). I feel weird if I haven’t got to a knitting group for awhile. The company and the advice I get from these fellow comrades in fiber is invaluable.

I’m not talking about just the the fiber advice. I have formed some great friendships with the women at knitting. We all have decided that knitting would be a major part of our lives, and naturally I connect with people who have similar priorities.

Knitting groups also are a great mix of people; different ages, different stages of life, different experiences, different knitting levels.  We are mostly women in this particular group, but we do have an occasional man join us.

It was extra special to be in a different place and get to see the new Eugene Textile Center.  I missed the grand opening the weekend after this, but I heard it was a great party.  Getting a new business that pushes fiber is always welcome in my mind, and I made sure to get a few pictures to share with you on the blog.

Since I don’t weave, there are a lot of things in here that I won’t be using, but the spinning fiber and dye space is wonderful. The space is centered around education and classes (pdf) in order to spread all the fibery goodness.

They had a large grand opening party and a good article in the Register Guard. I am excited about having another great local resource. If you are heading towards Eugene (Black Sheep Gathering is coming up!), make sure to put this on your visit list.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 31, 2008 3:27 pm

    Glad you had such a great time! We’ve just recently started a knitting group in my town, and I’ve SO enjoyed meeting up with the other knitters in my area!

  2. March 31, 2008 3:32 pm

    a knitting group really is a great way to keep inspired especially for anyone who doesnt have close friend who shares their passion for the same hobbies.

    Im so glad my close friends are knitting, spinning nutters ;)

    Hey great to hear about making your own sock yarn – thats what Im up to now aswell now that I have my new majacraft wheel – Im amazed how much thinner I can spin on it, which is definitely going to help with sockyarn thickness!

    happy knitting – seeya

  3. March 31, 2008 8:51 pm

    Cool, thanks for posting the photos, Jodie! I missed BOTH events so I’m going to have to check out the ETC some other time. See you Monday! :)

  4. April 10, 2008 11:35 am

    Hi there, I just found you via Ravelry and thought I would say hi to a fellow Pac NW gal via NM. We live in Grants Pass but my husband is from Albuquerque and we lived there for a few years. I am from El Paso, hubby and I met in college (NMSU).
    Whenever my mom comes to visit she brings lots of green chili-nothing like fresh green chili, except maybe frozen Bueno gc as a substitute.

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