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!

Monday, March 28, 2011

they came, they saw, they shopped!


I see lots of bags... but no one has fessed up how much was spent on the trip to Bowling Green, OH. You'll note, lots of repeat travelers/shoppers.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Black Swamp Spinners Guild Market Day & Fiber Fair


Saturday, March 26, is the Black Swamp Spinners Guild Market Day & Fiber Fair in Bowling Green, OH. It's a wonderful fiber fair and easy ride. You can see from the picture how much fun previous visitors had.

Please respond to Harriet if you’d like to car pool that morning. We’ll meet at Anderson Middle School around 8 am and go from there. Fair goes to 4 pm, but we won’t stay that long. Probably be back at Anderson by 2 or 3.

Can’t remember if there’s an entry cost and it's not mentioned on the website; but minimal cost, if there is one. So, bring a bit of cash for that, for lunch (we’ll stop somewhere), and a few $$ to kick in for your driver. And, oh yes, $$ for what you decide you can’t live without at the fair.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

what a meeting...


As promised, Christa Kindt-Newhouse was a wonderful guest! She showed us many of her brioche pieces which are amazing. Then she shared patterns and taught brioche knitting to our members.

Raffle Items were provided by Kim Whelen, Stacey Totszke, Sharon Hagen, and Linda Francisco. The lucky winners were Merritt Collins - yarn, Barbara Burt - a purse kit, Linda - baby snug kit, Elaine Glogower - felted knits kit, Ann Ryan - baby knits kit, Rachel Lawson - fabulous handknits, Kelly Kencik - yarn bowl, Kelly Anderson - heirloom lace yarn and pattern. Kathleen Endlein, Rita and Mimi also won books.

Anny Ryan and Barbara Burt won expenses-paid trips to the RETREAT.

We had a show of Tanya's hat pattern done in different colors by BSKG members. What a difference the color combination makes!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

BSKG Meeting

Where does a month go? It's just one week until the March 8 meeting. The doors open at 7pm for sign-in and raffle ticket sales.

As always, an interesting evening is planned. Christa Kent Newhouse will be our guest; she will be talking about *double knitting*. She will be showing her double knit pieces, and talking about Bi-Color Brioche, and teaching Brioche. She has patterns and instructions for a scarf and if you wish to start one bring 2 skeins of contrasting colors of the same weight yarns and appropriate size needles, either double pointed or circular.

We are holding a special raffle! Be sure to bring some extra cash. In addition to our regular raffle we are having a special raffle for an expense paid trip (actually 2)... to our annual retreat! Tickets are $5.00 each and even if you've already paid you are eligible to win and we will refund any money you have already paid. Anyone who has been on this trip knows how much fun it is, and this is a wonderful prize ($195.00 value) for two lucky people!!!!

There will be a sign up sheet for the stitch n Pitch committee. You can sign up to carpool to the Black Swamp Spinners Guild Market Day & Fiber Fair; this is held in Bowling Green, OH, on March 26.

Happy Birthday to all the March Sheep: Pat Baker, Kim Whelan, Suzanne Jones, Sue Waid, Judith Davis, Linda Dean, Kathleen Pawlik, Kim Thorsen, Ellen Rancilio and Laurie Goodman.

Linda F.