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Wisconsin will be our state this month of July, 2009.  I am very excited to see what Wisconsin has in store for us.  With every state that we do, I never know in the beginning what kind of response we'll have.  I do know that Wisconsin is the home of Meg Swansen and her famous knitting camps and retreats based out of Marshfield, Wisconsin.  Ms. Swansen is also the owner of Schoolhouse Press.  Wisconsin also has their ever popular Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival in the fall.  Madison, Wisconsin, is home to the Madison Knitter's Guild; an organization 350 strong.  I think with references like these, we're likely to see a great representation for lots of fine knitters.  Wisconsin was the 30th state in the union - "on Wisconsin"!

Another Wisconsin knitter Elizabeth, knit the Inka Hat #112 by Megan Lacey for Cabin Fever. Elizabeth used Brown Sheep's Nature Spun Worsted in 7 colors to knit this hat.  I love this hat, and I imagine you could use it for the cold Wisconsin winters.  Thanks Elizabeth, you're a good knitter!

Sarah comes to us from Altoona, Wisconsin and he has knit the Hourglass Socks by Bev Elicerio, and brought to us by Knitty.   The yarn Sarah used is Alpaca with a Twist Socrates.

Crystal is from Madison, Wisconsin, and she has knit her Loopy V Socks using J. Knits Superwash Me yarn.  These are really pretty Crystal.  The colorway is called Happy Anniversary to Ewe.

Renee, another Wisconsinite knit this tank with the "design as you go" method.  She calls it her "Screw Patterns Tank".  The tank was knit using MaggiKnits Maggi's Linen.  Renee purchased her yarn at The Knitting Room in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.  The perfect summer time garment Renee - you did a good job!

Lori is also a resident of Wisconsin, and works at Fiddlehead Yarns in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  Owner Mindy McTernan taught Lori to knit and now she teaches at the store and also work there part time.  Lori knit this sweet child cabled coat (Design F-Baby/Child Cabled Coat) by Sirdar Spinning Ltd. using Brown Sheeps Nature Spun Worsted yarn.  You can find the pattern to this coat in the Sirdar 323 Baby Bamboo Knit book - ask for it at your LYS.  Look for Fiddlehead Yarns at the Stitch N Pitch later on this month at the Milwaukee Brewers Mill Park.  Thanks for participating Lori!

Beth O'Callaghan is from Madison, Wisconsin.  Beth is a busy Mom of 3 (all under the age of 4), a wife and doctoral student.  How she has time to knit, I'll never know - but take a look at these mittens.  It's art work!  The pattern is by Kate Gilbert and it's called Bird in the Hand.  The yarn Beth used is of Cascade Yarns, 220 Heathers and Solids, and Lion Brand Wool Ease.  To read more about Beth, please visit her blog.  Nice work Beth~

Sarah comes to us from Madison, Wisconsin, and she has knit and felted this fabulous bag.  It's called the Golden Basket Tote and it's by Eva Wiechmann.  You can find the pattern to this bag in the book Pursenalities, ask for it at your LYS.  The yarn Sarah chose is from Knit Picks, and it's called Wool of the Andes.  Thanks for sharing your work Sarah, I really like that bag.

Ambjer is of East Troy, Wisconsin, and here is her Minpin Chanel.  Chanel is wearing a doggy sweater by Lion Brand called Francesca.  Ambjer knit the sweater using the yarn the pattern called for Lion Brand Natures's Choice Organic Cotton in pink.  LOVE IT!  Thanks Ambjer for playing with us~

Amy lives in North Eastern, Wisconsin, and she has knit this adorable baby set from the Rowan Babies book.  Amy used Jaeger Baby Merino 4 Ply on the body and trim the hat and booties out with Rowan Kidsilk Haze.  Amy's LYS is Bahr Creek Llamas & Fiber Studio in Cedar Grove, WI.  Thank you so much for sharing your work Amy.  SWEET

Allison is from Madison, Wisconsin, and she knit the Clapotis.  The yarn she chose to use is from Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Socks that Rock Mediumweight in Valkyrie.  Scarves are so in now - year round.  I'll bet you wear this all the time Allison - it's beautiful. Thanks for participating!

Here comes Alice - she lives in Erin, Wisconsin, and she has made a Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman.  Alice used Sirdar's Snuggly Baby Bamboo DK.  You can find the pattern for this adorable little jacket in the book The Opinionated Knitter, ask for this at your local yarn shop. I love the little hood - CUTE!

Dace is Latvian in nationality, but resides in Benton, Wisconsin.  Dace is a big Ashley Paige fan, and tries to immulate her style - possibly out doing her, huh?  Her is one of her crochet creations.  This is an amazing bikini - and perfect for summer for sure.  Thanks a lot Dace for participating - very clever!

Anna lives in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and she has knit these wonderful toe-up socks from Sarah-Knits.  Anna calls them her Sheep Hill socks ??  The yarn Anna used is by Perfect Day Yarns, Bamboo Haiku Socks.  I love these socks - it's hard to see but the yarn has the slightest hint of green mixed in - LOVELY!  Thank you Anna, thank you Sarah!

Amy is from Waukesha, Wisconsin, and she has knit the Anniversary Mystery Shawl 09 by Renee Leverington.  The yarn that Amy used is from Interlacements and it's called Spiderweb.  Amy purchased her yarn at Knitch in Delafield, Wisconsin - a sponsor of this website. Amy, your shawl is so pretty and it's a yummy color.  Thanks for representing Waukesha!

We will be kicking things off this month with a woman from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, named Paulette.  Paulette knit the Mr. Greenjeans cardigan by Amy Swensen.  The yarn used here is from Dream in Color - Classy, in colorway Pansy Go Lightly.  I LOVE this cardigan Paulette.....thanks for kicking things off for us and of course participating.  Thank you Knitty.

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