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, October 31, 2007

Exciting News!

Retreat!!
Kim and Judith are hard at work planning the 2nd annual Spring Retreat. . .the house they're looking at is GORGEOUS and within a 1 1/2 hour drive--MUCH closer than last year. I've got a lead on a teacher that might be willing to join us and give us a dying workshop while we're there. . .exciting stuff is on the way. The committee is looking at early April--so start to save your pennies and clear your calendar!! We'll post links to the house and give you more details when things are finalized!

Ravelry!!

More and more of us are getting our invites! If you haven't joined, sign up for the waiting list here Linda said she was invited in around a month, so the invites are coming fairly quickly now. Believe me, you don't want to be left out of this REALLY COOL community.

Ann Arbor Fiber Fest

We had several last minute cancellations for this trip--but I went on Sunday with Suzanne and Kate. Met some new friends and spent some money! Pictures are coming soon!

Shop Hop
is coming!! Saturday, November 10 doesn't seem like so far away. . .Kim should be posting details here soon, and Camille will probably send us a reminder. . .see you then!

--tanya

Sunday, October 21, 2007

UFOs

If you subscribe to Interweave's Knitting Daily, you've no doubt been reading the data about unfinished objects (UFOs) in each of our stashes. Many of you recall the horrific amount of UFOs that Louise and I had in our stashes last spring during out Lenten challenge to guild members. . . You'd think that after counting 41 in my personal stash, and then stressing about finishing them all, I would have learned my lesson.

Apparently not.

As Ravelry continues to suck my time away, I found myself taking pictures of my UFOs and uploading them to my notebook there. I found 22 projects on needles. . .and now that I think of it, I think there are two more that I never uncovered from the layers of stash they're hidden behind. (We'll ignore that fact, shall we?)

Sally sent a picture this week of her UFOs too. . .I think I counted 18 of them in all (sorry for outing you Sally. . .)

And Kim has some on her Ravelry page that I've NEVER seen, let alone heard of!!

The good news is, that I've been encouraged to complete some of these. Many needed only a bit of knitting or buttons, or a random seam sewn togther. . .not a lot of work. But still, not complete. Here is the result of my diligence in turning these UFOs into a thing of the past. . .

I'm down to 10, if you don't count the 3 in hibernation and the 2 I forgot to count. It's not the destination, but the journey. . .right?

Don't forget to send pictures of your stash, UFOs, or finished objects to me (tanya_tho at yahoo dot com) and I'll post them here, until we're all on Ravelry and can snoop all we want!









Sunday, October 14, 2007

October's Meeting

Hi All

Meeting was full of fun, goodies, info, and skill building! Tanya taught seaming and there were lots of good tips from her and others. Maybe we can all tackle a sweater project this year?

There was info on the two upcoming trips to Ann Arbor Fiber Expo on Sat Oct 27th and the Shop Hop on Sat Nov 10th. If you signed up to go on one of these trips, someone will be calling you as the day gets closer. And if you've had a change of heart and want to go and didn't sign up just leave a comment here and someone will get a hold of you with details (as long as we have your phone number!)

We need someone to step up to the plate and volunteer to be VP of the group for the coming year. It is a two year commitment because the VP then becomes the Pres the following year. It's not as daunting as it sounds, and there are always plenty of people willing to help and committees to take care of things. So how "bout it?? By the Way, YEAH to Kathleen for stepping up to be the new Treasurer as we lose our friend Jennifer to a new home in Chicago. Can you say ROAD TRIP!!!!

At next months meeting Harriet has graciously volunteered to teach the Boa scarf that she has made. You will need a Q Crochet Hook (yes, I said Crochet Hook, as this pattern is Crocheted!) and a couple skeins of bulky yarn. The pattern is called the "Plush Boa" pattern#20170-1 on the Lion Brand website which you can go to and download for free.

We again had some new faces at last months meeting and our numbers are continuing to grow!! We are so happy that you were there, Welcome!

Monday, October 1, 2007

This Just In....

I received a few emails from Sally with information on some fun things going on downtown for knitters:
The DSO has made a special offer to knitters, your very own main floor section and a special price $25.00 (that's a savings of $24.00!) also if you bring your ticket in to City Knits within a week of the concert you get 20% off your purchase! Here is the link for the order form. http://www.cityknits.com/pdfs/DSO%20Knitters%20Order%20Form.pdf

Also this Tuesday (yes, tomorrow) the Knitty Gritty TV show will be videotaping a segment on knitting the People Mover with City Knits from 6-8pm. Sally will be there knitting away in the first car of the Fox 2 People Mover join her if you can, and (maybe) become a star!!!!

And don't forget our very own Sally will be performing in Nightnotes at Hagopian Rugs on Woodward in Birmingham this Friday evening advance tickets are $15.00 and they are $20.00 at the door. Bring your knitting and enjoy beautiful music as you stitch away. Here is the link for ticket info.
https://www.detroitchamberwinds.org/nightnotes_main.html

I have heard that a good time was had by all that took part in the field trip last Saturday to Mt Bruce Fiber Festival (and lots of purchases made) Many thanks to Chris for taking charge and getting everyone there and back.

There will be another trip next month to the Washtenaw Fiber Fest, details will be given out at next weeks meeting. There will also be info on the Shop Hop on Nov. 10th given out, Suzanne has graciously offered to be in charge of that trip and it promises to be a whirlwind day of fun and shopping!

I have heard from a reliable source, that we had more new members join last month so make sure you say hi to all the new faces! Don't forget to bring swatches with you next week to the meeting we will be learning how to seam. Happy Knitting!!!!