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, October 27, 2012

A lovely day out

Up bright and early on this crisp, fall Saturday...a group of Black Sheep met at 8 a.m. to drive over to Saline, Michigan for the sixth annual Fiber Expo. There were a few more Black Sheep at the event—both shopping and vending!

The Fiber Expo was full of great yarns, colors, critters (including a camel!), baubles and bits. We came away three hours later with a bit less cash (okay, probably a lot less) but happy and excited by our individual finds. I can't wait to see the items that start to get knit up...wonder how many of us are casting on tonight?!  

After Max & Erma's for lunch, chatter and warm chocolate chip cookies, a group of us headed to Northville to stop in at Center Street Knits and browse a few shops before calling it a day.

And what a day it was!







Sunday, October 14, 2012

Brown bags and blankets!

Our October meeting was a busy evening. We have two nominees for Vice President: Harriet A. and Tanya T. Voting will take place at the November meeting.

Drew gave our first trunk show of the year...hope the Honey Cowl and Slouch hat made it back to his table...they looked lovely on Kelley and Charli!







Raffle items were donated by Donna and Merritt — thank you! Winners: Claudia — 4 skeins of Knit Picks 'Bare' and a copy of Yarns to Dye For; Judith — Schaefer Anne yarn and beads; Chris H. — Misti Alpaca lace weight and Best of Knitters Shawls and Scarves; Kathy P. — Black Sheep Irish Collection magnet and Tracey — Swallow Studios Woolly Sheep pin and Zen and the Art of Knitting.

Brown Bags: and green bags, pink and polka dot bags...it was the annual brown bag swap, where bringing a knitting-related $10-$15 item in a brown bag entitles you to join in the fun. Bags were selected from the table and opened...or sheep could decide to 'steal' one that someone else already opened! There were over 30 participants and a close eye was kept on numerous items as stealing was only allowed twice per item.






Blankets: It was the evening to turn in the charity project. The Davis blankets (pattern by Tanya) kits were prepared and distributed last spring by Judith. With a fun meet up at her house over the summer to keep us on task, there was a table overflowing with finished blankets of all colors. After washing, the blankets, along with a stack of books Judith has collected, will be donated to Project Night Night. Thank you Judith, for all your hard work and keeping us all inspired!




Friday, October 5, 2012

Upcoming meeting :: October 9, 2012


Join us for our monthly guild meeting Tuesday, October 9, from 7 p.m.–9 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.).  Don't forget we’re at Our Sheperd Luthern Church; enter through the door on the north side and turn right for the elevator and stairs—we meet in the lower level.

As usual we have a busy night planned! There will be a trunk show featuring Drew J., nominations for vice president and we will have our brown bag exchange (knitting/sheep related item in the $10–$15 range tucked inside a simple brown bag). 

Remember that charity blankets need to be turned in to Judith as well. 

Hope to see you there!