Harriet was a bit pushy on Tuesday night and began harrassing and harumphing about how long it's been since we've posted. . .This post is for her. (Actually, it's good that she gave me a bit of a push to get my act in gear and get back in the swing of things!)
Most of the BSKG Board met last night and began to wrap things up from our 1st successful year, and we began to look forward to programming and planning for next fall. (I haven't even gotten my first sunburn of the season, and we're already thinking about September! It's hard for me to wrap my head around.) We'll share some of the details with you next week at our last meeting for the 2006-07 year.
Just because we're heading into our last meeting, doesn't mean there's not a TON of fun planned for the summer. Kim has led us in some AWESOME field trips and retreats, and she's got more up her sleeve for the summer. Next up is a trip to Lansing and ThreadBear Fiber Art Studio as well as Rae's Yarn Boutique. Both have great selections of yarn, interesting samples and knowledgeable staff to help us spend our money. ThreadBear publishes a weekly email newsletter that includes links to free patterns. If you don't have time to surf the net on your own, you'll want to sign up for it. . .lots-o-knitting eye candy will come right to your mailbox!
Our May meeting is this Tuesday. We'll be having a light dinner of sandwiches and salad catered by The Coffee Beanery. (Cost for dinner is $12, please RSVP by this weekend so we have a close count. . .you can pay at the meeting if you haven't yet)
We'll also be having our first annual "Swap and Sale". The event is intentially loosely planned hoping to encourage creativity and fun. We want our members to clean out their stashes and bring those yarns, patterns, needles and knitting bags for us to oogle and perhaps go home with. The pricing is completely up to you. Some of us may want to recoup some of the money we spent on the yarn, others may simply want to swap it for something else. The choice is up to you! There will be conference tables set up in the hallway, we'll be eating in the Home-Ec room. Come prepared to barter, haggle, swap and perhaps hand over some cash. Hopefully, we'll go home with some new treats to dream of knitting. As always, Judith can collect yarn you want to donate for charity knitting if you have some.
I'll even throw in a prize for the ugliest item (as voted on by members). . .now if that isn't a challenge, I don't know what is!
Glad to be back,
Pictures next time. Promise.