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!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sheep on Retreat :: 2012


Black Sheep :: May 4–6, 2012 :: Higgins Lake

 

Friday 
About half of the attendees did the early start and sidetrip to Stonehedge Fiber Mill for a mill tour and shopping experience on the farm. Arrived back at the RAM Center in time for dinner, followed by a short game of Last Knitter Standing.


Door Prize Gallery
Friday evening we had an amazing display of gorgeous colors and fibers, and members had time to stroll around and enjoy their first glimpse of all the donated door prizes. Asked to cast ballots to vote for some favorites, retreat attendees took it quite seriously and skeins were handled, fiber content inspected and colorways were closely examined. Along with all the beautiful yarn, we were happy to have a few additional items, such as project bags, a book and a great yarn swift. See the list of independent dyers and small businesses at the right who donated — please support these wonderful folk who have been so generous to us!


Notice that we are all wearing the lovely skeins in the group photo...


Saturday
Members helped run the programs, including embellishing in the morning—needlefelting, beading and embroidery on your choice of project. We made earrings from aluminum knitting needle bits in the afternoon. The KAL coffee cup sleeve is super cute (thanks Mimi!)…and Jennie the Potter bowls with black sheep on them were the swag this year. 

Bad Moon Rising
Well yes, the skein of that colorway donated by Dragonfly Fibers was a weekend favorite, and so was the great moonrise over Higgins Lake Saturday evening. We couldn't resist playing a bit with it. Enjoyed a bonfire by the lake, and then back to the lodge for knitting late into the night.


 



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