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!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

May Meeting

There was a full house for the May meeting, the last meeting of the season. 



Swap and sale.
Our members brought yarn and other craft items to trade, sell, or stuff that was freebies.  Oh my, but this was a fun evening. 



 
 

Show and Tell, what lovely, diverse and interesting projects.







There was cake.  yummy




A reminder from our charity coordinator, Judith Davies,  hats for newborns are due in October.  This would be great summer knitting project, quick and easy.

See you in September when we resume regular monthly meetings.   In the meantime, join us for social knitting at Panera's, Coolidge and 15 Mile Rd. on Tuesday evenings.


Friday, May 9, 2014

2014 Retreat

Hello everyone,

Thought I'd tell everyone a little bit about our retreat this past weekend.  There were 28 Black Sheep up at Higgins Lake at the MacMullan Conference Center.  We had a ball!  Weather wasn't great, but we were warm and dry inside with our knitting, spinning, and just plain relaxing.


 



We got our swag Friday evening at dinner.



Here are some pics of the door prizes on display on Friday night.  They were lovely and, oh, so many.  We were practically drooling!



 



 
We voted on which yarn was the softest, which had the best name and a couple of other categories.  Hard to choose.  I, myself, walked the line at least 4 times trying to decide which should win a category.




 Signing thank you cards.
 


































 Saturday we had mini classes - we made washcloths with the Black Sheep logo.  These are some of the colorful yarns we got to choose from.






We also did some needle felting on coasters and made magnetic line markers.  
Erika taught German short rows.  I believe she did two sessions, so many wanted to learn!


Saturday afternoon we had massages and later got to do some yarn and knitting bag shopping. 


Snacks.  Did I say we had snacks?  Fruit, veggies, pop corn, chips, candies, and more.  Wow, can't believe no one took a picture of all the wonderful chocolate bark that our v.p. Donna's, husband made for us.  OMG, was that good!!!
 


 And for a special treat, snow.  It was snowing during Sunday's breakfast. 
 

 
 
One happy flock of sheep on retreat!!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

April Meeting

We had a great time last night at our April meeting and we had a new member - Karen F. and a visitor - Michelle A.

Our raffle contributors were Marie W., Linda M., Kathy S., Sally P. and Harriet A.
The winners were as follows:

Hope R.       Book - Shadow Knitting
Tanya T.       Pendleton grey flannel zippered double point needle holder
Pat K.          Book - Cutest Ever, Baby Knits, and 2 skeins of Knit Pick DE swish
Kate M.       Book - Knitting Vintage Socks and 2 skeins of Steinbach Wolle sock yarn
Heather P.  Book - It Itches and 3 skeins Berroco Comfort worsted wt. yarn
Charli O.     Cascade Yarns pattern for reversible eyelet cable scarf and Cascade Heritage Silk yarn
Merritt C.   Book - Exquisite Little Knits and pattern and ladder yarn for scarf
Ann R.       Book - Knit Socks and 3 skeins of Fortissima sock yarn

Merritt C. gave a wonderful trunk show of many of her knit projects.  Here are some pictures that will give you just a small idea of what she does.













If you missed this meeting and are interested to learn more about Merritt's projects or how she knits them, make sure you come to our next meeting.  Merritt will be more than happy to talk with you at that time.

Speaking of our next meeting, it will be the last of the season and we will be having a member swap and sale and desserts.  Member swap and sale means just that.  Bring yarn, books, notions, etc. that you don't want any more.  Put a price on your items if you want to sell them or swap with another person for something they brought.  

Our retreat will take place on May 2-4 and our last meeting is May 13.  We still have openings  if you decide you'd like to join us at the retreat.   The weather is definitely on the upswing and our incredible door prizes are arriving daily!  So think about it.  Any questions, feel free to contact Donna M. or Harriet A.

See you either at Panera, the retreat or the May meeting.  Knit on, fellow Black Sheep!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

March BSKG Field Trips

Fiber Expo in Ann Arbor, while not as large as the fall show, still there was a fine selection of vendor with lots of fiber and lovely yarn.  Needless to say there was a bit of stash enhancement. 
 
 happy sheep at Fiber Fest

The following Saturday, it was off to Bowling Green for the Black Swamp Spinners Guild Market Day & Fiber Fair.  An annual spring BSKG field trip, with many of the guild’s favorite vendors.  So worth the drive. There was a lot of stash enhancement to say the least. 

the flock at Black Swamp
 
 



 
Fun times with fiber goodness,  hope to see you on the next fiber excursion.