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, November 28, 2016

November Guild Meeting

November Black Sheep Guild Meeting

 by Kathy Stasys

November is always an important month for the Guild members as it is the time that we vote for the new vice-president. And we did!

Unlike many previous years, this election had three women who put their names forward. Luckily, our process is far less contentious than the national election of 2016.  Thanks to Diane D., Vangie A., and Kate P. for their willingness to take on the VP position.

And no, you can't find out now who won. That big announcement comes at the December meeting.


November is also the month you find out who your friends are in the guild. Someone is likely to steal a great item right from under your nose. The Brown Bag Swap also proves that old adage about judging a book (or bag) by its cover. Many members brought in a knitting related item packaged in a brown bag to swap by a time honored lottery system. Of course, many members also stole someone else's bag if the contents appealed to them. That's when you learn who your friends are.


Happy Thanksgiving to all. Don't forget that that just the December meeting has been moved to the first Tuesday of the month.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Black Sheep in the Autumn

Wouldn't these colors make a beautiful scarf?

First, apologies for the delayed and deferred blog postings. Computer problems: operator and machine.

In September the Black Sheep welcomed Alex and his mother, Nicole. He is a 4th grade student who is a most remarkable young man. He saw a need in the Oxford and Lake Orion School Districts and enlisted his mother's help. Alex recognized that many students did not have enough to keep them warm in the winter; it was his idea to provide knit scarves for 17 schools. He asked his mother to knit if he could find the yarn. (She learned how to knit to help him out!)

The Black Sheep Guild members were more than happy to spend some of their summer knitting for his great cause.

BSKG knit a variety of scarves for Alex

Friday, September 9, 2016

Black Sheep in the Summer

Kathy Stasys

Judith enjoyed the June Knit in Public Day with food in one hand and knitting in the other.

Guild members spent the summer knitting scarves for our Charity Project which will be presented in September.

Mimi, Erika, and Chris enjoy our second August Summer Camp Ice Cream Social. Everyone else was in line for seconds.

In spite of August heat and tornado threats, many Black Sheep members attended the Allegan Fiber Fest. Notice the food and knitting again?

Hope to see you at the September 12th meeting. Crazy Beavers are not invited.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Summertime! Summertime!

Summer Camp

First Session: Tuesday, June 14th at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church

Judith will introduce a special charity project you may have read about in the Free Press. A young man named Alex VanHaren (10 years old) started collecting yarn so his mother could make scarves for fellow students in the Oxford School system who needed the warmth. She could not knit it all because the donations were so overwhelming. We can help! Yarn will be provided. 

Camp will continue on the second Tuesday in July and August. 

World Wide Knit in Public Day

June 18th

Have You Any Wool is offering workshops, but even better, a chance to sit and knit at Patrick J's Irish Pub from 1:00 to 3:00. 

Or you could head to Leon and Lulu's in Clawson to knit. A $10 fee goes to benefit Mittens for Detroit.

Michigan Fiber Fest

August 20-21

Organizers of the annual Festival are asking Michigan guilds to help with the Fiber Fest Demonstrations. Since three of our members are some of the "worker bees" (Pat, Ernestine, and Shirley) it would be great if our other guild members could volunteer for two hour shifts between 10:00 am and 4:00 that Saturday or Sunday.