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!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

December meeting

Here's a link to a cute seasonal YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edIlyY5_6EU&feature=player_embedded
and one more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndRhCDiA4pw&feature=fvw

As always, we had lovely raffle items this month, donated by Michelle Dagenais, Paula Kelley, Rachel Lawson, Joan Koelsch and Sally Pituch. the lucky winners were Judith Davis - Namaste circular case, Annette Ervin - a book and tape measure, Merritt Collins - Briar rose yarn and circular dog tags, Tanya Thomann - yarn and a knitters handbook, Sharon Hagen - notion kit and a book, Michelle Dagenais - Mirex silver yarn, and Kim Thorsen - cotton yarn and a bag pattern.

Joan Koelsch gave a new spin to a Trunk Show. Calling herself a *dabbler* she showed how her love of knitting, sewing, weaving and other crafts were handed down from her ancestors. She put a new spin on family trees, too.

We learned to do a cute project that involved knitting on toothpicks!!! Something to challenge fine motor skills and test patience.

Monday, December 6, 2010

getting to know her

Did you know Kelley Kencik is our V.P.-elect?

1. what was your first project and when?
my first project was a feather and fan scarf that used 4 skeins of brown sheep wool. It's really long, but I love it and still wear it. I think it was 6 or so years ago.

2. what was your most difficult project?
My first real lace project. I was a really new knitter and I decided I would make my mom a scarf for Christmas. I think I knitted the scarf about 12 times when all was said and done. I was grateful for the the internet and life lines when I finally read about them about half way through the project.

3. what is your favorite project?
I LOVE SOCKS!!!!

4. salty or sweet?
Salty mostly, but sweet on occasion.

5. tell us something interesting about yourself
I own chickens and hope to have a beehive this year.

6. aside from knitting, what are you passionate about?
Cooking and gardening and books.

it's December

and we have our meeting on December 14. Don't forget to sign in and buy your raffle tickets between 7 and 7:30.

Only 3 Black Sheep were born in December: Joellen Smith, Gloria Shelton and Michele Dagenais. Happy Birthday!

There are no field trips planned for December or January. You'll have to make your own.