Just wanted to send a reminder about our meeting in the midst of the holiday rushing! Anderson Middle school has informed us that they have decided to close early for the Winter break, so we've decided to move our meeting (for this month only) to the Coffee Beanery on Woodward at Wiltshire in Berkley. They will be setting up a private space for us in the back so that we can hold a meeting a bit more efficiently.
Judith will be bringing donated yarn for us to begin our charity knitting project--scarves for local shelters. Bring stitch dictionaries or scarf patterns for us to share and needles if you're eager to cast on. (I believe much of what Judith has is worsted weight acrylic). If you're looking for scarf patterns, an excellent resource is at www.knitpicks.com in their exclusive free patterns section. Look for Gift Scarves--it's a pamphlet with many different stitch patterns and ideas for a variety of scarves. I'll bring a copy of this pamphlet to the meeting for you to look at, but you may want a copy of your very own!
Since the Coffee Beanery has donated meeting space for us, we believe we should save our cookie exchange idea for next year. BSKG will provide a variety of snacks from the selection available at the Coffee Beanery--we encourage you to purchase a drink from them as a thank you for the space.
Our raffle item is a hodgepodge this month. Festive sock yarn has been provided by Bridget Dean at Have You Any Wool? www.haveyouanywoolmi.com, and Barbara Boren is providing one of her fabulous needle cases (check the blog for a picture). We'll also be raffling a free admission to KnitMichigan www.knitmichigan.com and be asking for volunteers to help teach beginners at this event early in February. Bring your calendars so you can save the date!
As always, bring your knitting and things to show and tell! Coralee and I will have cameras ready and you may find yourself on the blog www.bskg.blogspot.com I've added plenty of pictures from recent trips.
Looking forward to seeing all of you!