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!

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. 

May 2016

May 2016

by Kathy Stasys

Bargain One
Bargain Two

May is a great month to be a part of the Black Sheep Knitting Guild!

During this May's guild meeting, members sold items from their stash...and bought others' stash. It was a win-win situation for everyone. Sometimes sales were already completed, or at least contemplated, before the meeting formally began. And, of course, there was a lot of window shopping, bargaining, and admiring purchases. 

May is also the annual retreat at the Higgins Lake MacMullan Conference Center. The 2016 Retreat was one of the best. We had great weather for walks in the woods; Donna met a tree branch before crossing an icy stream (barefoot) with Denise and Kathy. Sara and Kelly sat by the lake to knit in the sunshine. Erika brought her new marshmallow stick to Friday night's campfire. Two Mini Coopers caravanned on a hunting expedition for yarn on Saturday. The blue bags are proof of many purchases. Those who stayed back lined up for massages. Ernestine and Karen chose to spin as well as knit. 

2016 Swag

Thanks to Donna's husband for his annual contribution of chocolate. Yum. Thanks, too, to Tanya and Heritage for donating some extra knitting goodies. 

Next year's retreat dates are already set for the third weekend in May. 

We'll be back!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

by Kathy Stasys

Guild members enjoyed a full agenda at the April's BSKG meeting.

We welcomed several guests and potential members as well enjoyed two guest speakers.

The regular business included reminders about the May Retreat which promises to be as much fun as ever. The committee procured some fantastic yarns for door prizes. The MacMullen Center also promised great weather again. (Next committee meeting is May 3rd at Panera's.) Anyone interested in attending the Tiger game on June 5th should contact Harriet about tickets. Don't forget your charity knitting; Judith will bring more kits soon.

Participants in the Sneaky Sheep exchange received and presented beautiful "Spring Into Summer" themed items. These are only two of the creative Sneaky Sheep projects.

Our two guest speakers are friends and business partners. Tanya Thomann and Carla Kohoyda-Inglis explained the start to finish process in the creation of their gorgeous yarns. While it is often laborious and time consuming, it obviously a labor of love that produces Welcome Home. Among Carla's tips for working creatively were to collect ideas in a journal or note cards. Follow Pin Interest or snap pictures on your cell phone.

If you missed April's meeting or want more information, go to for an audio broadcast or search YouTube for their video interview.

Sign up for Carla's mailing list at or in her Facebook group. Tanya's mailing list is in her Facebook group or as a pop up on her website

The next guild meeting is May 10th and it is also the annual member to member sale of yarn. Good time to do a little spring cleaning with your stash....and to put it into someone else's closet. Because we are having the swap in May, there will be no free table and no raffle.

Point of Clarification: There is no rule about the number of items one may exhibit in Show and Share.