We meet the second Tuesday of each month from 6:45-8:45 p.m. :: Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Guild Meetings — September through May :: Summer Camp — June through August

NEW LOCATION: Lower Level :: Huntington Woods Library, 26415 Scotia Rd, Huntington Woods, MI 48070

Bring your knitting and join us for an evening — we’re sure you’ll want to become part of the flock!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

December Meeting

a flock of sheep showed up
for the December meeting

BSKG is proud to announce, the VP for 14/15 will be, drum roll please, Kathy Stasys. It was a close race between two wonderful candidates:both Merritt Collins and Kathy were great choices for the job.



The raffle was put together by Chris Hamel.
The prizes were donated by Noreen Slank, Kathy Rasmussen and Rita Perrone.  And the winners were Joan Koelsch, Earnestine Bains, Suzanne Sullivan, Heather Perrone, Sue Waid, Valerie Koyl and Chris Hamel. 

A large swift donated by Marie Woodcox was won by Noreen Slank in a special raffle.
Sneaky Sheep Swap, No. 7, S3.7, secret gift exchange, was explained by Harriet Atlas. This is how it works.  We will give a link to Elfster for you to sign up. Elfster will choose for you a sheep, you will make a gift for them. Once you know who you are making it for, you may ask them any questions you wish using Elfster, likes, dislikes, color, style, etc.  You will know who you have, but you will not know who has your name.  The theme this year is Winter Woolies.

Thank you, Pat Kreiling, for a marvelous trunk show.
Tee shirts, swag, were passed out.
It’s that time again, the retreat committee will be forming in January, so we will be looking for members to help make this an awesome event.  Come on and join us. Serious recruiting for this committee will be during our January meeting.  Duties for committee members are not difficult and it leads to a wonderful retreat in May.  Ask anyone who has attended.

Show and share:





Wednesday, November 19, 2014

November Meeting


The November meeting was very busy, what with the election, brown bag swap and lots of show and share.  Many of the flock were in attendance, along with four new members and three guests. 

The candidates for Vice President, Merritt Collins and Kathy Stasys, gave an informative talk about themselves, and then voting ensued.  The results will be announced at the December meeting. 

As usual, Chris Hamel did a fine job with lots of really great raffle prizes.  The prizes were donated by Kathleen Endlein, Katy Koelb, Erika Proschkow, Rita Perrone, and Kathy Rasmussen.  And the winners were Joan Koelsch, Merritt Collins, Heather Perrone, Joan Brown, Tina Noel (guest), Pat Kreiling, and Dawn Jensen.

The big event of the night was the Mystery Trade/Brown Bag Swap.  Thirty-five brown bags with mystery knit-related items, what could be more fun.  Lots of surprises as bags were opened, coveted gifts were stolen snatched - it was that kind of fun.

Show and Share






And to top off the evening, did we mention, there was CAKE.
An additional note:  Black Sheep will be making the newspaper once again. Prior to the meeting, a newspaper photographer came to take pictures of the Black Sheep washcloth for an article by Jocelyn Brown in the Detroit News, on Friday the 21st.  Keep an eye out for it.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

October BSKG Meeting


October’s meeting was a well attended fun meeting. We had five guests and two new members joining us.

Our charity person, Judith Davis, collected the hats for newborns that will be donated to Providence Hospital.  The hat count to date is 114, that would be 22 cupcake, 10 Sirdar, 47 umbilical and 35 assorted cute newborn hats. It is an overwhelming number of little cute "as can be" hats.  A big thank you to all who made this project an astounding success. If you have not turned in your newborn hats, it is not too late, Judith will be collecting them at the November meeting.  Also, a note on Mittens for Vets, if you did not turn in your mitts or still have a kit, please turn them to Judith, thanks.




The slate for the November election was announced. Running for the office of Vice President will be Merritt Collins and Kathy Stasys.  Kathy was an active participant on the Retreat Committee last spring and Merritt presented a very entertaining trunk show featuring free form knitting last year   Either candidate will make a good choice for Vice President.  Be sure to come to the November guild meeting, so you may cast your vote for the candidate of your choice.

Swag, must-have Black Sheep stuff, was announced and orders are being taken for t-shirts.  They will be: short sleeve, colors Daisy, Iris, Pistachio and Safety Pink and long sleeve, colors Ash Grey, Garnet, Royal and Black. We should receive them at the November meeting.

Sue Waid presented a very lovely trunk show. Most enjoyable!  Thank you, Sue.


LOVE IT!
Show and Share


best picture ever! never looked so good


November's meeting is the Vice President election and the mystery brown bag swap, should be a fun time.

Monday, September 29, 2014

STITCH N' PITCH 2014

Well, yesterday was our Stitch N' Pitch Tiger baseball game and what a game it was!  We sold over 200 tickets to knitters, crocheters, embroiderers (is that a word?), and other needlecrafters.  The weather was the best, I think, in all the years we've been coming to these Stitch N' Pitch games.  And, the best of all - the Tigers won their fourth straight division crown.  Yea, Tigers!!!

This is the back of the t-shirts we got.  Aren't they grand?  The front has the Tiger D.



Here are more pictures of just some of the SNP fans.



The seats we had were great.  Just look at this view we had.
 
I want to thank everyone who brought mittens to the game.  They will be distributed by Mittens for Detroit to the homeless veterans who will seriously appreciate them this winter.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Remember now, when we start selling tickets to next year's Stitch N' Pitch game, get your tickets and join us in the fun! 

PS - If you're looking for the solution to the word search we handed out at the game, CLICK HERE

Saturday, September 20, 2014

FIRST MEETING - PICS

Well, last week's meeting was a lot of fun.  Since then I've gone to my 50th high school reunion and, yes, of course I wore something I knit.  It got so cool, it was perfect for a sweater.

At the meeting we had many lovely knits for show and share.

Noreen S. showed several items, including this incredible shadow knit shawl.  Think I might like to learn this technique.  How about you?  Can you tell who the picture is?  Hint, hint, initials are H.P.


Diane D. had a lovely shawl knit with yarn she got from Twisted Fiber Art at our meeting last February.  




















Erika P. showed us several beautiful cowls that she was taking with her to Germany as gifts.


Kathleen E. finished her hitchhiker scarf.  Yea!  Incredible yarn, so beautiful.


















Among several items that Ernestine  B. showed us was this really gorgeous lace wrap.

We had a silent auction with lots of lovely yarns, umbrellas, hats, blankets, etc.  Hard decisions as to which items to bid on.

 

 
We had many knitters turn in their charity baby hats.  Don't worry if you didn't turn yours in.  They actually aren't due until our October meeting.  So, be sure to bring them to the next meeting.

Hope you all had a wonderful time at the first meeting of the Black Sheep Knitting Guild this fall.  Looking forward to seeing all of you (and more) at the meeting on October 14.  We will be ordering swag (t-shirts).  Don't worry, you don't have to pay for them until you get them.  We will have nominations for vp, our first of the season raffle, and a trunk show by Sue W. 



See you in October, if not at social knitting at Panera's.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

First meeting of the year!

Tonight is the first meeting of our Guild for this season!  I'm so excited and hope you are too and plan to attend.  Doors open at 6:30 and the meeting begins at 7.

We'll have lots of fun and interesting things going on at the meeting.  We will have a silent auction with many beautiful items for you to see and bid on.  Don't forget to bring your summer projects to "show and share."  We all want to see what you've been working on since our last meeting in May.

Charity items are due at next month's meeting.  Don't know about you, but once I started knitting those little hats for newborns, I could hardly stop. 

Lastly, there will be sign up sheets for committees and for donations for the raffles.  Please consider becoming involved!

Looking forward to seeing all of you tonight.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Detroit Tigers - Stitch N' Pitch

This announcement was put in Ravelry today:

The Black Sheep Knitting Guild http://bskg.blogspot.com and Mittens for Detroit http://mittensfordetroit.org are happy to announce that tickets for Stitch ‘N Pitch are now available at the Detroit Tigers website, http://detroittigers.com/stitch. The game is Sunday, September 28th at 1:08 p.m. Your ticket price includes an Upper Box ticket in the Stitch ‘N Pitch section and a Detroit Tigers Stitch ‘N Pitch T-Shirt. Please order your tickets by the end of August to guarantee seating in the Stitch ‘N Pitch section.

Bring men's mittens (machine washable, please) to donate to Mittens For Detroit for the Michigan Veteran’s Foundation http://michiganveteransfoundation.org and receive an entry to win a fabulous prize!

If you choose to make your mittens, you can use any mitten pattern you wish. Ravelry has plenty available and Mittens for Detroit also has a free pattern http://mittensfordetroit.org/patterns on their website. If you’re not inclined to make mittens, you may also donate store bought mittens.

For further information or to order 15 or more tickets please contact Michelle Fields at (313) 471-2221 or email michelle.fields@detroittigers.com.

If you prefer to order with others in the Guild (so you know for sure that you'll sit together), please contact Charli Osborne at mirable@comcast.net.  Order asap!  If you have any questions, please let us know.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

May Meeting

There was a full house for the May meeting, the last meeting of the season. 



Swap and sale.
Our members brought yarn and other craft items to trade, sell, or stuff that was freebies.  Oh my, but this was a fun evening. 



 
 

Show and Tell, what lovely, diverse and interesting projects.







There was cake.  yummy




A reminder from our charity coordinator, Judith Davies,  hats for newborns are due in October.  This would be great summer knitting project, quick and easy.

See you in September when we resume regular monthly meetings.   In the meantime, join us for social knitting at Panera's, Coolidge and 15 Mile Rd. on Tuesday evenings.