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!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Welcome Back meeting :: September 11, 2012


The new location for our guild meetings is great — plenty of room, good lighting, nice tables...it looks like the Black Sheep will be very, very comfortable here!

(l) Erika did french knots on her sheep! (r) Look who the sheep dragged in!                
The Welcome back meeting started out with show and share and many members had lovely finished items to show — some of us were busy knitters over the summer. Erika finished her sheep coozie (which Mimi had designed for the KAL at the retreat last May)...and there were numerous lovely shawls, a sweater, a first pair of socks (yea for firsts!), and many, many charity blankets already finished creating a big mountain of cozy goodness in front of Judith.

It's the season for fall fiber festivals...Harriet had quite a list of upcoming events to choose from. See the Events page for dates and links to more information on each. If you'd like to attend an event and want to carpool, just begin a thread in our Ravelry group to see if you can get a group together.

(Side note: Chris H. has an extra ticket to the Stitch ’N Pitch this Sunday, Sept. 23, 1:05 p.m. game. If you missed out on getting a ticket, give her a call [phone number on the member roster]) or PM her on ravelry [rav ID llemah])

Samples of various types of hand-dyed yarn, and Rose, ready to share her knowledge with us.

Our program for the evening was presented by Rose of Cakewalk Yarns. Rose shared 7 techniques for hand-dyeing yarn...with all kinds of helpful tips, great props (loved the 'warping boards'!) step-by-steps and lovely samples. I think all of us will look at hand dyed skeins differently now. Thanks Rose!

Remember that October is when the rest of the charity blankets are due. Also, remember that nominations for vice president will be coming up —think about who you would like to have leading our group. You can always nominate yourself. :)

The raffle items for our kick-off raffle were donated by Sharon H., Kim W. and Tanya T. Thanks guys! Raffle winners: Brenda D—Della Q needle holder; Grace and Ellen each won a hat kit; Ann R.—vest kit; and Marie W. sock yarn and project bag.





Wednesday, September 5, 2012

September 11, 2012 Meeting: NEW Location!

The Black Sheep flock has changed pastures!

Our NEW meeting location is the church on 14 Mile Road, in front of our old location. Our Shepherd Lutheran, 2225 E. 14 Mile Road, Birmingham. We will have a larger, better lit room in the basement of the church with both stairs and an elevator available for easy access. Parking is in the back (north side) of the church and the entrance is in the center of a wall of windows.

We meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and doors open at 6:30 p.m. so you can sign in, buy raffle tickets and visit.

Speaking of visiting, please respect speakers and other members by not visiting during the meeting.

Speaking of speakers, on September 11 we kick off the fall knitting season at our Welcome Back meeting with a program from one of our very own. Rose, of Cakewalk Yarns, will have a colorful presentation about the Dyeing Process.

Speaking of dyeing, are you dying to be more involved in the guild? There will be a variety of ways for you to help the guild be the best it can be in the coming year. Opportunities include retreat committee, raffle, web/tech, free table, Facebook admins and the long term planning committee.

The Black Sheep Knitting Guild is open to those 18 and over, unless otherwise stated, so please, do not bring children to guild meetings. Guests are invited to attend up to two meetings before becoming a member. (Join us for a meeting and think about becoming part of the flock...we know you will want to!)