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, October 20, 2008


The meeting last week was a busy one! Joellen Smith taught
us *Yoga for Knitters* which should help us all to relax.

Then we had a brief visit from Dolores the sheep, who is
out on the campaign trail. She is hoping for support from
knitters all across the country in her bid for the Presidency.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Meeting Reminder

MEETING REMINDER
Tuesday, October 14 at St. Columban, 6:30 pm to 9 pm

Remember to sign in--and buy your raffle tickets at the same time! Also, at the sign in table will be the sheet to sign up for show and share--we will only be able to have as many share as time permits.

Program for the evening includes hand yoga for knitters presented by Joellen Smith
Many people claim that knitting is meditative and calming...so, yoga and knitting—together? Nirvana! Learn great yoga techniques from Joellen for your hands to keep at top form. I am looking forward to seeing the downward dog for fingers...

Nominations for 2008-2009 Vice President!
This board position is a one-year commitment, followed by a one-year position as guild President. From the Bylaws:
The Vice President shall assist the President and serve in the absence of the President. The Vice President shall plan and coordinate the programs for the monthly meetings. The calendar shall be submitted to the BSKG Board for approval by July 31 to begin in September of the current year. The Vice President shall succeed to the office of the President upon a vacancy in that office or upon the expiration of the term of office of a sitting President.

It is a great way to be truly involved in the guild and exciting to be active in the shaping and planning, continuing to make the guild an inviting environment and a place to learn, laugh and share with each other. Think about nominating yourself or someone you think would be good for the position. Elections will be at the November meeting.

Retreat committee sign up
We are looking for about six members to manage some of the retreat preparation. Kate will have a sign up sheet. If more people than are needed for the base committee sign up, never fear! I am sure over the months anyone who wants to be involved will be asked to help.

Social knitting
There may be some time after Joellen's program for social knitting. Be inspired by hand yoga to knit a yoga pattern! Select a pattern and bring some supplies--here are links to two fun little yoga sock patterns. If you don't do yoga, I think these would just be great as an additional layer over socks in the house when walking around in your stocking feet.

http://sixdegreesarts.blogspot.com/2007/10/easy-peasy-yoga-pilates-socks.html

For people on Ravelry:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/yoga-socks

New at meetings:
So that guild members can share information with each other about events or offers outside of the guild, at meetings there will be a table set aside to put fliers, business cards, etc. Feel free to browse and take information from the table. Items left on the table will be discarded at the end of the night or members can pick up the remainders of items they put out. Information shared this way is not necessarily guild endorsed, sponsored or supported but simply a way that members can share with each other without needed to make numerous announcements.

Thursday, October 9, 2008



Two notable events took place at the Coffee Beanery this week.
Kelley finished her first project to a big round of applause and
we had visitors ~ Dolores the sheep and the owners of Threadbear.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Mt. Bruce Station Sheep & Wool Festival

Better late than never, right?
Just a few pictures from the fiber festival. We had a nice spot near the entrance where we set up our stuff and hung out. If you bought something leave a comment here and share!


Mt. Bruce Fiber Festival

Mt. Bruce Fiber Festival

Black Sheep at Mt. Bruce
We were all busy buying yarn and taking classes. :)

Sheep dogging
A fine display of herding!

A SHEEP!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

As the leaves start to change color it's time to wish a
happy Halloween birthday to Sue Chase.

Rita Perrone shares some information you might want to
check out on how to tighten up a group of SSK decreases
and make them look more like K2TOG decreases, as taught
by Cat Bordhi.