TAUNY invites knitters to take part in the TAUNY Knits Sweater Competition and Display (entries accepted through February 6) and a knit-in on February 9. (Pictured here: details of projects made by Sandra Bondellio, Lisa Buchanan, and Vernice Church.)

TAUNY invites knitters to take part in the TAUNY Knits Sweater Competition and Display (entries accepted through February 6) and a knit-in on February 9. (Pictured here: details of projects made by Sandra Bondellio, Lisa Buchanan, and Vernice Church.)

TAUNY will be accepting sweaters made in the last 5 years for the TAUNY Knits Sweater Competition through Wednesday, February 6th at The TAUNY Center in Canton. Prizes will be awarded in several categories. For more information, visit tauny.org.

TAUNY also welcomes the submission of older projects for display only at The TAUNY Center during Canton’s Winterfest February 9-23, 2019. Display-only sweaters should also be delivered to The TAUNY Center by Wednesday, February 6th. “We’ve gotten phone calls from people who wanted to share a project from the past that they are proud of or that come with special stories, so we added a Sweaters from the Past display to this event,” says TAUNY Executive Director Jill Breit. Breit is putting up a $100 cash prize for Best in Show.

TAUNY will kick off the knitted sweater display with a knit-in at The TAUNY Center on Saturday, February 9 from 1:00-3:00 pm. Participants do not have to enter a sweater in the competition to join the knitting circle. Knitters are invited to come be inspired by other knitters’ current projects and share theirs with everyone. Crocheters and other needleworkers also welcome! Light refreshments will be served at this program.

The TAUNY Center is located at 53 Main Street, Downtown Canton, NY. TAUNY, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people understand and appreciate the folk traditions and local culture of everyday life–present and past–in the North Country. To do so, TAUNY seeks to research and preserve a record of diverse groups, customs and traditions; to recognize and empower traditional arts and artists; to identify and promote regional identity; and to provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn about folklore and culture. More information is available at tauny.org.