Guild meets the second Tuesday of each month, September through May, from 7-9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2225 East Fourteen Mile Road, Birmingham, Michigan. see a map »

Bring your knitting and join us for an evening — we’re sure you’ll want to become part of the flock!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

DIY knitting tools and last chance for a spot on the Shop Hop bus!

One spot left on the bus...join us for a great day of fun with your knitting friends! We were full, but there is one spot that has opened up on the bus due to a family illness.

This Saturday beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

If you don't know what the shop hop is, here is a link to the flier for the event.

The BSKG decided to make it more fun by renting a bus to go from shop to shop--so that we can all knit and have fun together for the day rather than be scattered out into a number of cars...and everyone can knit! (except the bus driver)

It is $18, $8 additional for an optional lunch. Non-members, $24 plus $8.

Our Schedule:
The bus leaves Berkley at 8:30 a.m. and returns to Berkley at 5 pm. We will have lunch in Lake Orion--a box lunch from Poppyseed Deli.

8:15—Meet at Anderson Middle School
9:00–9:45—Shopping at Basketful of Yarn, Clarkston
10:15–11:45—Shopping at Heritage Spinning and Weaving, Lake Orion
11:45–12:30—Lunch in Lake Orion
1:00–2:00—Skeins on Main, Rochester
2:30–3:30—The Knitting Room, Birmingham
3:45–4:45—...have you any wool?, Berkley
5:00—Return to Anderson

There will be a few raffle prizes on the bus, a hat pattern from Tanya for knitting on the bus...start that charity hat, and a lot of fun and knitting together!

Send Kate P. or Tanya T. an e-mail, call or PM on Raverly.

Edited to add happy November birthday wishes to Rita Perrone, Erica Proschkow, Barbara McAuliffe and our fearless leader Tanya Thomann

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Shop for your very own BSKG merchandise at Cafe Press http://www.cafepress.com/BSKGMI

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Hope everyone came away from the November meeting with some DIY tools and a little bit of know-how. Here are some web sites that have helpful instructions for some of the tools we made tonight.

http://www.instructables.com
(category = crafts, keyword = knitting)

Instructions for making a portable tabletop yarn swift, yarn container clamshell and knitting needle holder

http://www.needletrax.com/blockers.htm
Coat hanger sock blockers

http://littlesesameknits.blogspot.com
DIY placemat sock blockers

http://sutherland-studios.com.au
(Under free stuff > Knitting patterns)
Row counting bracelet

http://cjsachiko.blogspot.com
http://www.craftstylish.com/knitting
Beaded stitch markers

And Heather P. found instructions for a swift from repurposed items!

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