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, December 20, 2006

Sally mentioned a chamber concert she's the artistic director for, and sent the info along to us.

Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings
20300 Civic Center Drive Suite 100
Southfield, MI 48076
Phone: 248 559-2095
FAX: 248 559-2098
http://www.detroitchamberwinds.org/

Here is the info for the concert on Jan 19th...people can phone and say they are a knitter and they will be charged $15 a ticket. The series is called the Nightnotes and you can read about that on the website. It probably is best to call ahead to make sure tickets are available...they can only seat so many people and I would hate to have knitters turned away...

Monday, December 18, 2006

December Meeting Changed

Hi everyone,
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!
--Tanya

Sunday, December 3, 2006

Did someone say SHOPPING?




Our sponser for November was Gifted, the yarn shop inside Beaumont Hospital. Not only did they give us an incredibly generous gift for our raffle, they also provided us with a 10% off shopping day! Nearly half of our members were there and created a shopping frenzy. At least a few bought a kit for a felted purse that we can't wait to see! Get knitting, Kim and Judith! We want pictures STAT!

What makes Gifted so special? They carry a huge selection of Fleece Artist kits, Tanya had some socks at our last meeting that were made from a kit purchased at Gifted, and Chris found a kit she just had to call her own. Louise thinks they may just have every color of Manos that exists! And can you say BEE-YOOO-TI-FUL? I'm not sure the picture does it justice. There were patterns galore, displayed so nicely that you could hardly walk away from them. Kim and Judith got caught up in the sale area, where they got an ADDITIONAL mark down on the already discounted clearanced items. Judith picked out a kit to make some cute-as-can-be booties for kids she doesn't have, or know. . .if these make it to the charity pile, there will be some lucky babies in Oakland County. Tanya picked out some Schaefer yarn called "Miss Priss" and stood debating on the color,not for the colors themselves, but because of how they're named after influential women. Indira Gandhi? Toni Morrison? Gertrude Ederle? The choice was tough. Katy was there early, so we can't brag about what she bought, but Katy, if you're looking for the pattern you left behind, Louise has it. And do tell us what you found! Coralee got caught IN a picture for once instead of behind the camera.
I'm not sure if it was the discount, the fun of shopping with friends, or a true illness, but some stash enhancement happened for all of us! What a great day!