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, December 9, 2012

November and December....K2TOG

Time flew by between the November and December meetings!

In November...

...there were numerous lovely items in the member show and share. The Honey Cowl (Tracey K's. KAL-of-the-month pattern pick) had already been completed by a member or two. Harriet A. also shared a Daybreak made with Miss Babs and Happy Fuzzy yarn and Vangie had a great sweater with a 'scrunched' cable pattern that was really eye-catching.


Raffle prizes were donated by Marie W., Linda M. and Kim W. Books, yarn (can knitters ever have too much yarn?!), a needle case and bags were among the prizes...as well as a Lamb Shoppe Yarn and Coffee Bar travel coffee mug with stitch markers tucked inside. Kate P. won the special raffle of a spot in the upcoming Anne Hanson classes in March. (Anne Hanson in March?! yee-haw)


Voting for the new vice president took place...with the results to be announced in December.
For the November program we were lucky to have the wonderful Jillian Moreno as a guest speaker. Jillian shared tips about knitting to fit — looking at patterns and sweaters and how to decide what is a good pattern for you and changes you can make to the pattern to improve fit. She shared some great resources and websites to use and showed us the proper method for stalking a sweater. :)

Jillian talked about short rows to modify a sweater to fit, about mixing sizes in one pattern and so many more helpful tips!

A Jillian tip: start a pinterest bulletin board (make it a private board) and pin fashions that you like to it, without looking at the board, for one month. Then review the board, and you will see a clear picture of your style and color trends.

A few of Jillian's suggestions of online resources:
Color inspiration: design-seeds.com
Style boards: polyvore.com and pinterest.com
Fit charts and useful information: threadsmagazine.comcraftyarncouncil.com and ysolda.com


The weekend following our November guild meeting, a group of members participated in a Knitting to Fit class with Jillian...they learned enough about what type of sweater would be good for their body shape that numerous members are casting on for a new sweaters!

And then, in a blink, it was already December!

In December......we found out that our next vice president is...Harriet A! We look forward to the next two years...Harriet has a wealth of experience and will bring wonderful ideas the guild as vice president and then president. Her vice presidency begins in January 2013. (if we make it past the end of the world)

Raffle items for December were donated by Kelley A., Chris H. and Kim W. Books, yarn (yes! more yarn!) and some lovely handmade notions and project bags (really nice!). Thank you all for donating, and thank you guild members for buying tickets! Raffle proceeds helps support our guild activities...

Vangie presented a member trunk show. An impressive assortment of sweaters and shells...with great stitch details and shaping. Many of the patterns were Vogue and Vangie explained her modifications on some of them to improve the fit.








Then we ate cake. :)

Social knitting and visiting, the ordering of swag (microfleece vests!) and more about the Anne Hanson classes in March. If you missed the meeting, be sure to get sign up info for both—don't miss out!

And then we ate more cake. :)