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, June 12, 2013

Knitter's Picnic on June 19th

Pat from the Oakland Knitting Guild has passed along this info - if anyone is available, it looks like a good time and it would be wonderful to have some Black Sheep go and mingle with our fellow knitters!

You are invited to the Knitter’s Picnic hosted by the Oakland Knitting Guild. We have reserved the pavilion at Firefighters Park from 4-9 p.m. On Wednesday June 19th. The park is located on Square Lake Road between Coolidge and Crooks on the North side of the street. You will see the pavilion on your right, there is a parking lot north of the pavilion. Bring your knitting, a show and share project, a potluck dish, beverages, and a chair. We always have a lot of fun, hope to see you there.
Pat

Monday, June 10, 2013

You Are ... 18 Blessings

You might not consider this related to knitting, but maybe you will.  My yoga teacher this morning recited these lines throughout our class and I thought it might be interesting to some or all of you Black Sheep.  It comes from a Shabbat booklet from Shir Tikvah (a Jewish congregation in Troy), but it does not necessarily have to be interpreted as something religious, just something to think about.  I do not know who the author is.

You are strong when you take your grief and teach it to smile.
     You are brave when you overcome your fear and help others to do the same.

You are happy when you see a flower and give it your blessing.
     You are loving when your own pain does not blind you to the pain of others.

You are wise when you know the limits of your wisdom.
   You are true when you admit that there are times when you fool yourself.

You are alive when tomorrow's hope means more to you than yesterday's mistake.
    You are growing when you know what your are, but not what you will come to be.

You are free when you are in control of yourself and do not wish to control others.
     You are honorable when you find your honor is to honor others.

You are generous when you can take as sweetly as you give.
    You are humble when you do not know how humble you are.

You are thoughtful when you see me just as I am and treat me just as you are.
     You are merciful when you forgive in others the faults you condemn in yourself.

You are beautiful when you don't need a mirror to tell you.
    You are rich when you never need more than you have.

You are what you are, and that is enough for anyone to be loved.
     You are what you are, and that is enough for anyone to be loved.


Harriet

WWKIP - 2013

Well, we had a good showing of about a dozen knitters at 12 Oaks Mall on Saturday, June 8 for World Wide Knit in Public Day.



 Including our sheepie who had a nice cold drink:
I'm not in any picture, as I was taking them.  We were there for several hours and had a good time.  Actually, I think this whole week is Knit in Public Week.  So, if anyone else is out in public knitting and gets some pics, let me know and we can put them on the blog.

Harriet