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, October 25, 2011

a busy November

We meet next Tuesday, November 8, at 7pm at St. Columban. Sign in and raffle ticket sales begin at 6:30.

November is our Mystery Gift Trade.....bring a brown bag with a knitting/sheep related item to trade and you can take part. Remember, the item should be no more than $10. A fun time is had by all as you choose your bag at random.... and sometimes it is stolen by someone else!

Also on the agenda is the election for 2012 Vice President. The 2011 - 2012 Swag will be announced and orders will be taken. And please don't forget about the FREE Table. Bring unfinished projects and craft-related items you don't want but someone else might like.

Linda F




Here's info about the Shop Hop from Harriet.. Car- pooling [is that a word?] will be discussed.


Shop Hop - Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 12 & 13, 2011


Can you think of a better way to spend a weekend in November?

* Pick up your FREE KNITTING PASSPORT at the first store you visit.
* Specials vary by shop.
* For a minimum $15 (pre-tax) purchase at each store, each hopper will receive a gift (different at each store) and get their passport stamped.
* Turn in your completed passport showing at least six shops where qualifying purchases were made to be eligible to win one of seven gift certificates PLUS: One lucky participant will win a set of Addi Click Lace needles, donated by Skacel. Winners will be notified by Dec.1.
* Enjoy treats and refreshments at each stop, selections vary by shop and time of day.


Participating Stores:



My Craft Room

6020 Rochester Rd Troy 248-879-3360



Basketful of Yarn

5 South Main Clarkston 248-620-2491



Have You Any Wool?

2455 Robina Berkley 248-541-9665



Heritage Spinning & Weaving

47 E. Flint Lake Orion 248-693-3690



Knitting on the Fringe

33340 W. 14 Mile W. Bloomfield 248-851-7875



Knitting Room

261 E. Merrill Birmingham 248-540-3623



Skeins on Main

428 S. Main Rochester 248-656-9300

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Good response!

It was a busy meeting on Tuesday! Donna's Trunk Show included many beautiful items, Tanya's demonstration of finishing techniques was very informative, and a lot of members signed up for the field trip on 10/22.

The "free table" seems to be a big success - so keep those items coming!

Once again BSKGers showed their generosity and came through with a lot of charity items.


Thanks to Kate Pultz, the Guild and Claudia Huffmaster for this months raffle items. The lucky winners were: Michelle Dagenais - sock yarn, Ellen Rancillio - the book Knit Stitch, Laurie Goodman - the book Purl Stitch, Sue Waid - the blacksheep bowl(made by Jeni the potter), Vangie Agemy - a hat and scarf kit, Judith Davis - gift bag, tags and CD, Rita Perrone - Interweave holiday magazine and gift tags, Joanne Ruzza - a childs sweater kit, Heatherrrrrrrrrrr Perrone - 10 skeins of DK yarn, and Linda Mayotte - 8 skeins of Debbie Bliss silk.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Our next meeting is Tuesday, October 11, from 7 to 9. Sign in and raffle ticket sales begin at 6:30. Speaking of raffles... we need more people to sign up to donate raffle items!

Charity hats and mittens are due at the October meeting
, Donna Mrozek will be presenting a Trunk Show, and Tanya Thomann will be "exploring craft" with finishing techniques.

To allow you some practice with finishing techniques during the October meeting, you may want to have a few swatches knit up and ready to go. If you don't, you'll still be able to watch the techniques demonstrated, but will not be able to practice them yourselves.

Use whatever yarn you have on hand, and an appropriate needle size. You'll have an easier time of things if you use a lighter, solid colored yarn; but please don't purchase anything for this!

Stockinette Stitch(knit the right side, purl the wrong side):
1-- 40 st x 35ish rows
2--20 st x 35ish rows (make these the same length as the wider swatch)
1--40 st x 15ish rows, leave this on needles and do not bind off.

Garter Stitch (knit every row)
1--20 st x 20 ridges (40 rows)
2--10 st x 20 ridges (40 rows)

Additional supplies:
Contrasting colored yarn, a darning (chibi) needle, paper and pencil for notes.

Don't forget... we now have a "take it" table. You can bring in craft items you are willing to give away and take anything you want from it. This includes unfinished projects, extra items (needles, stitch markers, yarn), and project bags.

Linda F