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, January 20, 2010

Link for picking up dropped stitches

Here is the link for picking up dropped stitches

http://www.jimmybeanswool.com/secure-html/onlineec/instructionalArticle.asp?iaid=23

NOTE: this method results in a twisted stitch, so you must untwist it.
If you don't want a twisted stitch, when picking up the ladder yarn - insert the needle from front to back, not from behind as the instructions state.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Sorry about the wait, here are the links for the i-cord cast on and bind-off (scroll down)

and the step-by-step directions for picking up a dropped stitch without a crochet hook:

  1. Stop in the row you are knitting at the location directly above the dropped stitch—where the stitch should be on your needles
  2. Insert the tip of your left hand needle into the loop from the dropped stitch from front to back. Make sure the right leg of the stitch is in front so that the stitch isn’t twisted.
  3. Place the yarn from the row directly above the dropped stitch on the left needle to the right of the picked up loop.
  4. Use your right hand needle to pass the stitch over the yarn you just placed on the left hand needle.
  5. Repeat until you have come up to the row that you are currently knitting on. Make sure you pick up the dropped strands in the correct order.
Also, anyone who needs a registration form for the 2010 retreat, e-mail your request and we will e-mail one back to you!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

changing of the guard...






We've just completed a fun year with Kate & Kim at the helm. Last night we transitioned to Kim & Rita as our leaders. We were taught an I-cord cast on by Kim and an I-cord bind off by Kate. In between, Rita showed us how to repair a dropped stitch using our knitting needles.

I'm constantly amazed by the talent and generosity of the BSKG. Sue Waid, our Trunk Show presenter this month showed us items including hats, scarves, shawls, afghans, sweater and stuffed animals. I loved the dog!
As for generosity, Judith collected over 50 hats for SOS - lots of styles & colors. Some of them are pictured here. She had four items for a thank you drawing for contributing members.

The generosity continued with Heather Perrone, Barbara Burt, Rhys Hunter, Suzanne Jones, Nancy Brown, and Stacey Totzke providing raffle items this month - and there were a bunch! The lucky winners were: Adina Rubenstein - Stitch n Bitch Book on CD, Chris Hamel - a mitten kit, Kathy Pawlik - a sweater stone and soap, Barbara Burt - a yarn keeper, Sharon Hagen - jumbo needles and book, Linda Dean - a book, JoEllen Smith - Lexie Barnes laptop case & magazines, 2 books & a journal to Joyce Crabtree, Joan Koelsch - a knitting bag with a satchel pattern and yarn,Linda, one of our new members - wicker basket & napkin rings, Mary Moylan - a reversible cable scarf kit, Sarah Turner - needle felting embellishing kit, Kate Pulta - Brea bag kit, Sue Waid - knitting journal & Sweater Wizard software, Michelle Dagenais - Knitting to go, and Dawn Lemon - a needle case & a pattern.

As if that weren't enough, Diane Dininsky won the Knit Michigan marathoner ticket

And 3 women joined the BSKG!!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

new LYS

A new yarn shop has opened! PK Yarn Over Knit is located at 32 South Main Street, in Clawson... that's in the first block south of 14 Mile, on the west side of Main Street. The phone is 248-808-6630.

The GRAND OPENING is Friday and Saturday, January 15-16, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Stop by and enter a drawing to win a sweater kit from Skacel, bag of yarn from Brown Sheep and other items. Two names will be chosen each day and the winners will be notified via email.

January meeting

It's time to start a New Year and we have lots of fun things coming up! The next BSKG meeting is Tuesday January 12th at 7:30pm. Make sure you bring extra cash because in addition to the regular raffle, we have the special Knit Michigan Raffle (tickets are $5.00 each). Win a ticket, valued at $90-$110, to be a Knit Michigan Marathoner!

Don't forget to bring in your charity projects, due this meeting. Judith will be handing out tickets as you drop off your hats for a chance at one of four beautiful prizes as a thank-you for your time and effort!
The Program this Month is our annual Cast On/Bind Off with a changing of the guard. Bring a size 7 16" circular and size 7 DPN (or just the DPNs if you prefer) and about 100yds of worsted weight if you want to work on a cute headband. (If you just want to learn the techniques just bring the yarn and needles)
The Member Trunk show this month features Sue Waid; we are excited to see what she brings to show us. We also will be announcing the particulars of the S3.3 [Sneaky Sheep Swap] and how to sign up. And finally, we'll be rolling out the 2010 Retreat information.
Whew, I think that's enough! See you there!

Saturday, January 2, 2010












Hats, hats, and more hats. It was a decorating frenzy at Coralee's. Even the traveling sheep helped. The hats will be at Amicis' soon, waiting to be auctioned off to benefit the South Oakland Shelter. Let's hope a lot of people try to outbid each other!!!

Happy Birthday to the New Years sheep: Eileen Patra, Linda Francisco, Nancy Brown, Kathy Conley and Valerie Lightbody.