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!

Monday, September 29, 2014

STITCH N' PITCH 2014

Well, yesterday was our Stitch N' Pitch Tiger baseball game and what a game it was!  We sold over 200 tickets to knitters, crocheters, embroiderers (is that a word?), and other needlecrafters.  The weather was the best, I think, in all the years we've been coming to these Stitch N' Pitch games.  And, the best of all - the Tigers won their fourth straight division crown.  Yea, Tigers!!!

This is the back of the t-shirts we got.  Aren't they grand?  The front has the Tiger D.



Here are more pictures of just some of the SNP fans.



The seats we had were great.  Just look at this view we had.
 
I want to thank everyone who brought mittens to the game.  They will be distributed by Mittens for Detroit to the homeless veterans who will seriously appreciate them this winter.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Remember now, when we start selling tickets to next year's Stitch N' Pitch game, get your tickets and join us in the fun! 

PS - If you're looking for the solution to the word search we handed out at the game, CLICK HERE

Saturday, September 20, 2014

FIRST MEETING - PICS

Well, last week's meeting was a lot of fun.  Since then I've gone to my 50th high school reunion and, yes, of course I wore something I knit.  It got so cool, it was perfect for a sweater.

At the meeting we had many lovely knits for show and share.

Noreen S. showed several items, including this incredible shadow knit shawl.  Think I might like to learn this technique.  How about you?  Can you tell who the picture is?  Hint, hint, initials are H.P.


Diane D. had a lovely shawl knit with yarn she got from Twisted Fiber Art at our meeting last February.  




















Erika P. showed us several beautiful cowls that she was taking with her to Germany as gifts.


Kathleen E. finished her hitchhiker scarf.  Yea!  Incredible yarn, so beautiful.


















Among several items that Ernestine  B. showed us was this really gorgeous lace wrap.

We had a silent auction with lots of lovely yarns, umbrellas, hats, blankets, etc.  Hard decisions as to which items to bid on.

 

 
We had many knitters turn in their charity baby hats.  Don't worry if you didn't turn yours in.  They actually aren't due until our October meeting.  So, be sure to bring them to the next meeting.

Hope you all had a wonderful time at the first meeting of the Black Sheep Knitting Guild this fall.  Looking forward to seeing all of you (and more) at the meeting on October 14.  We will be ordering swag (t-shirts).  Don't worry, you don't have to pay for them until you get them.  We will have nominations for vp, our first of the season raffle, and a trunk show by Sue W. 



See you in October, if not at social knitting at Panera's.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

First meeting of the year!

Tonight is the first meeting of our Guild for this season!  I'm so excited and hope you are too and plan to attend.  Doors open at 6:30 and the meeting begins at 7.

We'll have lots of fun and interesting things going on at the meeting.  We will have a silent auction with many beautiful items for you to see and bid on.  Don't forget to bring your summer projects to "show and share."  We all want to see what you've been working on since our last meeting in May.

Charity items are due at next month's meeting.  Don't know about you, but once I started knitting those little hats for newborns, I could hardly stop. 

Lastly, there will be sign up sheets for committees and for donations for the raffles.  Please consider becoming involved!

Looking forward to seeing all of you tonight.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Detroit Tigers - Stitch N' Pitch

This announcement was put in Ravelry today:

The Black Sheep Knitting Guild http://bskg.blogspot.com and Mittens for Detroit http://mittensfordetroit.org are happy to announce that tickets for Stitch ‘N Pitch are now available at the Detroit Tigers website, http://detroittigers.com/stitch. The game is Sunday, September 28th at 1:08 p.m. Your ticket price includes an Upper Box ticket in the Stitch ‘N Pitch section and a Detroit Tigers Stitch ‘N Pitch T-Shirt. Please order your tickets by the end of August to guarantee seating in the Stitch ‘N Pitch section.

Bring men's mittens (machine washable, please) to donate to Mittens For Detroit for the Michigan Veteran’s Foundation http://michiganveteransfoundation.org and receive an entry to win a fabulous prize!

If you choose to make your mittens, you can use any mitten pattern you wish. Ravelry has plenty available and Mittens for Detroit also has a free pattern http://mittensfordetroit.org/patterns on their website. If you’re not inclined to make mittens, you may also donate store bought mittens.

For further information or to order 15 or more tickets please contact Michelle Fields at (313) 471-2221 or email michelle.fields@detroittigers.com.

If you prefer to order with others in the Guild (so you know for sure that you'll sit together), please contact Charli Osborne at mirable@comcast.net.  Order asap!  If you have any questions, please let us know.