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, April 26, 2007

Guild Retreat Weekend is finally here!

Louise here... I think we all understand (and sympathize with) what its like to have technology issues. My very old laptop finally fell off its last legs and I bought a new one. Can I tell you how much I hate the new Microsoft OS - Vista? Nothing works easily or first time. All right already! enough about that, let's talk about knitting!

The Guild Retreat is coming up this weekend. We're heading up to Traverse City for what promises to be a fabulous weekend. A beautiful house in a great location, scheduled workshops, opportunities for fellowship, shopping, and lots of fun. And of course lots and lots of knitting! Thanks to Kim for all her efforts in planning this wonderful event and to everyone else who has helped make it happen.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Lacking Technology, but not yarn!

Can I tell you all how frustrating it is to be without a computer??? I've been on vacation this week, so it hasn't hurt quite as much, but even at school I can't update the blog. . .sorry it's been so long! (Louise, thanks for updating and keeping us current!)

I headed to Toronto this week and did some serious yarn shopping! When I have the camera next to the computer I'll post a couple of pictures from Lettuce Knit, a cute little yarn shop packed with beautiful yarn. I'm not sure if there are pictures at Romni Wools or not, but they gave me a 10% discount by showing my guild membership card! How cool is that? Needless to say, I left more than a couple of dollars the other side of the border. Unfortunetly, as of April 1 Canada no longer reimburses the GST or PST or whatever tax they used to. . .so I kept diligent track of my reciepts for NOTHING! I have lots and lots of beautiful yarn for show and tell soon! Actually considered buying an extra suitcase to pack it all to bring home. Thank heavens that Lent is over and I can cast on again. . .(okay so I cheated and cast on before Easter, but now I can do it without guilt!)

Our guild meeting this month should be extra fun. . .we have a guest speaker coming to discuss fiber with us. Ann, from The Knitting Room in Birmingham, will join us to help us understand how fiber is created, how it is best used and to generally raise our knitting IQ. She's also bringing a donation of a fabulous raffle prize and will be providing us with a special shopping day just for guild members. She owns a beautiful shop with gorgeous sample garments, if you haven't been there, you'll want to put a trip there on your calendar!

Gifted (located in Beaumont) has a special event they wanted to let us know about. . .this is from Suzi. . .sounds like fun! anyone in?

Want to let you know that Ann Hood, the author of The Knitting Circle, is going to be here to sign books and speak.The event will be held in the South Tower Concourse on Friday, April 20th, from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m.
If you want more info about her, let me know and I'll send the article that was written for the Free Press.
The book is wonderful.

More on the Yarn Harlot visit


Sadly, all the pictures taken with Tanya's camera came out all black - but not to worry...

Those who stayed to the bitter end got our picture taken up on stage during the book signing. Thanks to Camille who stood in line with all our books.

Here's the picture of us from the Yarn Harlot's blog.

Wow, that's me actually holding THE SOCK! I'm so proud.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

No Foolin' on April 1st

The Guild’s trip to Ann Arbor to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, the Yarn Harlot was a great success – thanks and congratulations to Kim for planning such a wonderful outing. An informal headcount showed that 17 of us made the trip.

Sunday morning was very foggy and the YH had major airline difficulties – she arrived at 4:30 for a 2:00 speech. But here’s the amazing thing – almost no one left. The room was SRO plus there were an additional 175 people in the overflow room. When the delay was announced, folks just dragged their chairs into little groups and settled down for an unexpected opportunity to knit and socialize.

Knitters are truly an amazing group. We met some very cool people. We had a great time. Oh, and the YH is funnier and more heartwarming in person than she is in her very wonderful blog – check it out http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/.
We got our picture taken with the YH and the sock but sadly they didn't come out. But she did sign all our books - I felt like such a groupie.

Her publicist took a picture of my nametag (!?) because it had the blog's url on it - hmmm. We made sure they knew that more than half our guild members were there and they seemed pretty impressed. How exciting would it be to be mentioned on the YH's blog? We'd be, well, like famous - for a minute or so.