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Don’t know if you all remember (or were at the guild meeting) but December 29 we’re getting together to embellish some felted hats to auction at Amici’s in Berkley. The proceeds from the silent auction will benefit SOS!
Coralee will host us at her new abode.

So, what to bring?anything to embellish a forest green, wool, cloche style hat.leftover food that you’d like to share (or make something new and tasty, we’re not fussy)A comfy chair to sit in, she’s not furnished quite yet!Your knitting, for when we’re done embellishing! There are so many ways to make these hats special…needle felting, embroidery, flowers (silk, knitted, crocheted), ribbons, buttons…you name it! Let’s get creative and inspire each other to new heights!! Katy R has already been seen stocking up on supplies… Judith has a number of ribbon flowers that she’s planning to use…what will you use?

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What does a knitter do when upset? KNIT!

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At our December guild meeting we had a trunk show by a few of our new members. Thanks for sharing!

We also had a show and share of any projects knit from the last retreat swag.

The fun began when we had our annual Brown Bag Swap! Participants brought in a gift in a bag and got a chance to pick a bag or steal a bag when their number was called. The items that got the most "oohs" and "aahs" were of course also the ones that got stolen the most. There were cute lambs, lovely yarn, stitch markers, and a lot of other goodies!

Julia delivered the pies that were ordered from Achatz. Thanks, Julia!