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Instant Run-Off Voting for your Favorite New Yarn Social Gathering!

Debate Thurs. Dec 6th; 5:30 - 7:30 ish

Vote Thurs Jan 10th 5:30 - 6:30

I heard some breweries in Maine (where instant run off voting is already law) are running Beer Tastings featuring an instant run off voting to help voters understand how this method works.

I thought it sounded like fun and a worthwhile civic lesson. It would be more fun, of course, over beer or wine - but I don't have a liquor license. So a yarn tasting it is!

I thought it might be a fun way to give you all a chance to try out each new yarn from this fall/winter season, and then vote on your favorites. Becasue we'll tally the result both the traditional way and also use Instant Run Off, we will each get some valuable experience with this approach to voting and have some fun at the same time.

So I'll have a sampler package of each of the new yarns wound for everyone who wants to join us. The packets will be given out on "Debate Night, Thurs Dec 6th, which is really an excuse to get together an do some social knitting event at which I'll give you your samples and will talk a bit about the pros and cons of each yarns' fiber content, cost, put up, construction, twist angle, twist per inch, etc - give you the facts so you can then consider all this while knitting with them and make an informed decision!

Stay after the Debate (my brief tutorial on yarn construction) and knit socially if you'd like - or just take your samples home AFTER the Debate and swatch them on your own.

But everyone who takes a packet will be expected to cast their vote in early January. I'll set it up so you can vote online and then on Thursday Jan 10th, join me for another social knitting and we'll tally the results.

Tallying the results will give everyone involved a hands-on experience with how this approach to voting works.

So join me in a civics lesson on how instant run-off voting works and also get a chance to try out the new yarns like Juniper Moon's Patagonia, Cozy Alpaca, Katia Cotton Merino, Jo Sharp Classic Wool, Kid Lustre, Airaedo....


Refreshments served. Door Prizes

Mittens with Moxie Contest featuring NFAC Kettle Dyed Sport or Fingering Yarn

I've run this before, but not for many years. And in the past, I have opened it to any yarns.

But this year I have decided to highlight a couple of the kettle dyed yarns we have here.

From the merino fingering to superwash merino sport/dk, you'll find some lovely colors to work with. So come on by and purchase the yarn for the mittens at a "contest discount". Then knit them up over the holidays and January, drop one (not a pair) off the first week in February for display here for 2 weeks so customers have a chance to vote for their favorite.

There will be several categories so I can give out more prizes! There will be generous gift certificates for the top winner in each category and lovely and useful prizes for the runners up.

So if you needed a little extra incentive to put on your creative hat and work on some mittens, maybe the possibility of winning a nice prize will help!



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