Donna Mrozek, President, announced plans for a BSKG Summer Camp. Since the guild pays for the summer months at Our Shepherd Lutheran, it will be a great chance for members to gather in an informal (and cool) spot in June, July, and August. A time to learn some new techniques or do a little charity knitting. (psstt...inside word is that you should really plan on coming in August.)Judith Davis revealed our new charity knitting project: men's chemo hats. She said that Beaumont is most excited about this effort as a definite need for men's hats exists. Judith prepared many kits and extra patterns for members to pick up. The completed hats are due at the October meeting.
Harriet Atlas reminded members that the final payment for the May retreat is due. So far it looks like we will have about 28 people going up north for some serious knitting, socializing, knitting, eating, knitting, imbibing, knitting, etc.Raffle Winners and Donors - Vangy Agemy donated Blue Syke Apaca's Skinny Dyed yarn. Chris Hamel, raffle coordinator, won it. Donna Mrozek donated Kraemer Sterling Silk and Silver yarn with a shawl pattern, Harriet Atlas was the winner. Pat Kreiling donated Tofutsies sock yarn and Vangy Agemy donated the book, Closely Knit. Kelly Glancy won both items. Vangy also donated Araucania and Kathy Stasys won them. Vangey must have been cleaning out closets because she also donated Berroco Echo (Annette Ervin the winner), Sirdar DK (Pat Kreiling the winner), and Berroco Echo (Valerie Carr the winner).
Kathy Stasys presented the revisions to the by-laws for member approval. The changes were minor and for clarification. Only one remains to be voted on (thanks Tanya for helping cut to the chase on that one). The new wording for Article V, Point 3 can be restated asTHE LONG TERM PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP WILL BE COMPOSED OF VOLUNTEER PAST OFFICERS AND CURRENT MEMBERS INTERESTED IN PLANNING AND DEVELOPING SPECIAL GUILD PROGRAMS.
All the other changes were approved.Of course, the highlight of the April meeting was The Sneaky Sheep gift exchange! This year's theme was Winter Woolies, some amazing black sheep skills were highlighted. Cowls, scarves, shawls, fingerless mittens....well, just look at the photos!
Upcoming Events: May's meeting on the 12th gives everyone a chance to clean out old stash and buy new stash. Bring in yarns you'd like to sell or trade. Perfect night for a knitter.Knitting Retreat: May 15th-17th.
Stitch-n-Pitch is Sunday, September 27th.