We meet the second Tuesday of each month from 6:45-8:45 p.m. :: Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Guild Meetings — September through May :: Summer Camp — June through August

NEW LOCATION: Lower Level :: Huntington Woods Library, 26415 Scotia Rd, Huntington Woods, MI 48070

Bring your knitting and join us for an evening — we’re sure you’ll want to become part of the flock!

Monday, March 19, 2018

March 2018



March Madness

Heck no.... this is way more fun than watching basketball.

Guild members scored points sharpening their skills in crochet, showing off crocheted items, and sharing new (and old) projects. 













Karen's extraordinary knitting takes center court with her lace and cable creations. 


Her Estonian lace is intricate and beautiful. 


Guess who is a new grandma? 



Vangie took first place in the shower gift division for her menagerie of folk tale characters. She gives the new baby a book for each story she has brought to life. 

Barb participated in this year's Olympic games by knitting appropriate socks. Why shouldn't knitting be an Olympic sport too?


Show and Tell brings out the best in the game....






 

Lucky child to have a talented Mom like Julia



Can you believe that Janeen knit this sweater 35 years ago? First, she doesn't look old enough; second, it might take many of us 35 years to finish such a complicated project. 



Rina is all smiles with because she finished her boot camp assignment. 

Merritt brought her Mom to the March meeting, and Mom brought her crocheted afghan. She works as she travels to Florida. Although she is known for her adventuresome knitting, Merritt showed a beautiful example of using crochet as an edging. 








Many of the Black Sheep members are also skilled at crochet. Harriett made this large shawl years ago; it is a classic, and classy, piece. 










While we always enjoy creating fancy work, often times every day items can be fun to make. Why not brighten up your cooking with colorful hot pads? Harriett brought these in from her own kitchen. Granny squares are a great way to use up bits of your stash in practical ways.








Baby booties
shawls
hats
scarves
edgings






Crochet Away!




Some Guild members reviewed crocheting Granny squares and others chose to learn to crochet a charming bead necklace.


Using a pattern from Churchmouse, "Crocheted Beaded Necklace and Wrap Bracelet", members quickly designed their own jewelry from linen yarn and beads. 



If you are interested in learning more about crochet, here are some of web sites that will be of interest.

Craftsy has a free guide and classes.
http://www.craftsy.com/ideas/free-guidescom/a/shop/free-online-classeshttp://www.craftsy.com/ideas/free-guidescom/a/shop/free-online-classes

Purl Soho
https://www.purlsoho.com/create/granny-squares/

Big Bad Wool
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/granny-smith-3

an alternate to Granny Squares
https:www.ravelry.com/patters/library/hippie-flower-2

Yarn Bombing information
www.yourfamily.co.za/crafts/yarn-bombing-the-skys-the-limit/


And finally....a big thank you to Noreen for all of her help to the Black Sheep Knitting Guild!!!
We will miss seeing the many wonderful items you have knit. It was always a joy to see all that you created. Best Wishes as you move your life to Hillman. Enjoy!!!!

February 2018


February Meeting 2018

What a great turn out for a cold February night! Three new guests joined us for the evening  



As always, Val arranged beautiful items for the raffle table. Don't forget to buy your tickets each month for a chance to win fabulous items. Better odds than the casino.




 Tanya and Kim came up with a great idea for this year's Sneaky Sheep exchange. Participating members brought a skein of "special" yarn from their stash, and concealed it in a paper bag with info about the yarn and possible projects. Then Kim and Tanya distributed the bags. We have until May to finish the Sneaky Sheep item. Can't wait!









A finished project from last year's retreat and a souvenir yarn from an ox.





Impressive knitting skills, ladies.....

Gorgeous gloves....




Colors, caps, and cowls.....





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Dorinda's Hitofude cardigan was created in one piece. It's a beautiful garment; The Yarn Stop is offering a class this spring to learn how to knit it. Rin said it's "Easy". We'll see!  



♥♥♥Make 'n Take!♥♥♥ 
This year the guild members are improving their skills by learning some new techniques. In February we made pompons for our hats and knitted little sweaters for our wood animals! So fun










In March, it was crochet.
Keep reading for our next month!