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!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A very quick reply to those that requested pictures with names on the blog.
The board feels that since the blog is open to all out there in cyberspace, putting faces with names might not be wise. Beginning in January we will introduce people featured at the BSKG meetings.

Monday, December 22, 2008

did you know......

tell us about your first project ~ what & when.

Joellen Smith: Oct., 2006 - A pillow, as of yet still incomplete. I didn't want to do the traditional scarf, because that is what everyone does first.

Phyllis Evans: Aa bulky cardigan - I was a freshman at U0fM and I found the yarn & pattern in a kit at a yarn shop on State St.

Sarah Turner: A baby sweater [for no one] in Homespun using the label pattern. I don't thinl I have totally finished the seams yet. Oh and it's an ugly brown color. What was I thinking?

what was your most difficult project?

Joellen: That damn skull hat!

Phyllis: My first socks. After a bunch of fits & starts with DPNs, Vogue Knitting published Cat Bordhi's Flow Motion Socks pattern.
Fell in love with the pattern, so was forced to learn toe-up cast on, twisted stitches & all the other goodies.

Sarah: The dinosaur sweater. I still haven't gotten the hang of intarsia...

what was/is your favorite project?

Joellen: My first & only pair of socks.

Phyllis: Pretty as a Peacock & Mystic Light shawls are my current favorite
finished things. I love lace & unusual construction.

Sarah: My red Mojo socks. I love them because the design is cool yet easy & I LOVE LOVE LOVE the color!

salty or sweet?

Joellen: Sweet, for sure.

Phyllis: A combination of both. I'm hooked on PayDay candy bars.

Sarah: Do I have to choose? I'm a big fan of Reese's Peanut Butter cups, & dark chocolate.

tell us something interesting about yourself.

Joellen: I ride a motorcycle. I have a brand spanking new Triumph
Bonneville. My husband is a reak for motorcycles & I refuse to be just
a rider on the back.

Phyllis: I do a limited amount of Mac tech support. I'm responsible for
initiating the Genius SIG at MacGroup-Detroit.

Sarah: I completed the Country Music Half Marathon in 2005. I hpe
to complete the Free Press Marathon... maybe in 2009.

aside from knitting, what are you passionate about?

Joellen: I am passionate about yoga.

Phyllis: I love to spin, although I only started last year. I'm a techno
junkie [2 computers & 6 iPods].

Sarah: Food allergy awareness. Since my son was diagnosed with multiplefood allergies a year ago, life has been a roller coaster.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008
















Judith presented a Charity Kick-Off program at the BSKG meeting last
night. She has arranged for the guild to make premie caps and
blankets for Providence Hospital in Novi. Let's see what we can
do by the February meeting!

Retreat registration forms were handed out at the meeting.
If you are a guild member interested in going on the April
retreat but did not get a form email
blacksheepnewsletter@hotmail.com for information. All
forms must be postmarked by December 31.

Linda F

Monday, December 1, 2008






Here are some pictures of the BSKG November meeting
where we learned DIY projects.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, December 9. If you
want to take part in the gift *grab bag*, bring a
knitting related item[magazine, hand lotion, yarn, etc.]
in the $5-$10 range. No fancy wrap ~ just put it in a
brown paper bag.

Happy December birthdays to Deborah Molitz and Lyn Sippola.