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!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Tuesday's Meeting

We had a great meeting on Tuesday.  We had about 56 knitters at the meeting.  Three knitters joined the Guild and we had ten guests attend.  Woo hoo!

The Brown Bag Swap was discussed.  We will have the Swap at the next meeting.  Items should be in the $10-15 range.  Yarn shop quality yarn, knitting notions, mugs, project bags, books, etc.  Anything related to knitting.  Any questions, let us know.

New membership cards were distributed.  Remember to use them when you go to a LYS (local yarn shop) or any yarn shop in any city.  Never hurts to ask if they give a discount to a guild member.

We ordered swag.  Light green umbrellas with our Guild logo imprinted with the saying "A Dry Sheep is a Happy Sheep" underneath the logo.  Logo and words are in black and look great on the green background.  $15 each.  Any Guild member who didn't get to the order sheet or was unable to make the meeting can contact us (here or on Ravelry) to place their order.  The umbrellas will be delivered at the December meeting and payment is due then.

Charity items were collected and displayed on a couple of tables. One for knitted squares, which will be sewn together into small blankets and another table for our varied collection of knit toy bears, snakes, Bartholomews, rabbits, elephants and even a felted rhino!  I did take a few pictures, but at the moment am unable to post here.  I will put the pictures on Ravelry for your viewing and learn how to get a picture off my phone and onto the blog.

We had two Guild members nominated for VP for the coming year - Donna Mrozek and Erica Owens.  More info on these lovely sheepies to come before our vote at the next meeting.

We had a presentation on how to use Ravelry and I believe many questions were answered.  Hopefully, knitters who were a bit unsure of how to use Ravelry are more confident now.  If any sheepie has more questions, let us know before the next meeting and we will try to have answers for you.

Thanks to everyone who made it to the meeting and hope to see you, and others, at the next meeting on November 12.  

Keep on knitting.   8-) 


P.S.  If anyone is planning on going to Rhinebeck, I'm told that Anne Hanson still has openings in her classes.


Sunday, October 6, 2013

October Meeting

The BSKG October meeting is Tuesday, October 8, at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2225 East Fourteen Mile Road.  Doors will open at 6:30 to sign in and buy raffle tickets.

It will be a busy night as charity items are turned in, we order SWAG [a wonderful umbrella!], we nominate our Vice President for 2014..... AND we have an educational program:  How to Use Ravelry.  A lot to fit in by 9pm!

Be sure to let Heather Perrone know if there are any changes you want made on the member roster [email addresses, phone numbers, etc.].