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!

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.

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!!!