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, January 26, 2009

Franklin Habit & Black Sheep!


Six sheep traveled to Lansing to meet up with Franklin Habit at Threadbear to get our copies of "It Itches" signed. Other Black Sheep joined us (Iris and the Perrones. We all had a great time chatting with Franklin and walking around Threadbear trying to decide what to buy. It's so difficult, you know. We all enjoyed ourselves and some, I think, were even visiting Threadbear for the first (but I'm sure not the last) time.
Hi everyone! Just a short post to let you know that Gifted is having a 50% off sale on selected yarns starting on Wednesday Jan 28th and running through Friday Jan 30th. Happy Bargain hunting!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Sally, the musical Black Sheep,


will be performing at Hagopian rug store in Birmingham on January 30.
The Nightnotes concert - by an oboe trio - will perform Beethoven, Bach,
Bozza and more. Refreshments are served at 8PM and the concert begins at 8:30.
Knitters get $5 off $20 tickets by calling 248-559-2095 ahead of time.

At the January meeting these scarves were turned in for SOS.

edited to add: Black Sheep are still needed to help in the "learn to knit"area at Knit Michigan on February 7.
The time slots are 9:30-11, 11-1, and 1-3 [with everyone out at 3].
Please let Judith know when you're available.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Sneaky Sheep Swap version 2 (s3.2)

Last night we debuted this year's secret pal swap. For those of you who couldn't make it, we'll be exchanging a gift made with one skein of yarn store quality yarn. Choose a skein that you'd love to have something made out of, and make something for another black sheep!

As we did last year, we'll be exchanging names anonymously using the www.elfster.com website. To sign up for the swap, just follow this link and complete the form! If you were part of the swap last year (or part of another swap that used the website) all of the questions you've been asked in the past (as well as your answers) will still appear in your profile. Feel free to use them or delete them as you see fit.

Don't be shy about asking questions--you may want to ask questions of people you may not be swapping with, just to stir things up a bit! That makes it even more fun! Or, ask random questions that you were just wondering. . .maybe you've been dying to know what shampoo that sneaky sheep next to you has been using. . .her hair is just so bouncy! :-)

Have fun. . .and remember, sign ups close on Jan 31, and the one skein projects will be exchanged at our April meeting. I can't wait to see how creative all of our members will be!
--Tanya

Friday, January 9, 2009


Don't forget! We meet this coming Tuesday, January 13,
from 6:30 to 9 pm at St. Columban Church.

Remember to sign-in and to buy raffle tickets when you
come in. There will also be a sheet to sign up for show-and-share. As many people will get to share as time allows.

Cast On/Bind Off
is the program for the evening, honoring our out going president and welcoming the new one. You need to bring a small ball of light colored scrap yarn, needles and a crochet hook appropriate for the weight of yarn, and a chibi or yarn needle.

We'll be finding out the details about our second Sneaky Sheep Swap ~ known as S3.2.
The item to be swapped will be revealed and everyone wanting to participate will have the opportunity to sign up. Last year we had bagsful of fun as members collected tidbits of information from/about each other to help them decide what kind of bag to make
for their secret swap partner.

Linda F.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy New Year!.... and Happy Birthday to our January birthday knitters:
Eileen Patra, Nancy Brown, Kathy Conley & Linda Francisco. Are there more
of you? Let us know.