We meet the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:45 p.m. :: Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Guild Meetings — September through May :: Summer Camp — June through August

LOCATION: Huntington Woods Public Library :: Woods Gallery, lower level :: 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!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

January 2016

by Kathy Stasys

As the new year starts, the Black Sheep Knitting Guild continued the tradition of Cast Off / Cast On but in a different format. Donna M., 2015 president, said good bye with suggestions learned from her knitting experience (swatch). Kathy S., 2016 president, asked the members to consider doing something new this year (sit next to someone different).

From the Committee Reports, Diane D., our Recording Secretary asks that anyone who has changed contact information please notify her for our new roster.  Have any yarn you would like to donate to the raffle? Val K. is always interested in accepting those pretty skeins that you aren't going to use. Thanks to those who have donated for January. Sue S. has graciously stepped up to head the Event and Field Trip Committee. Even on short notice, she was full of great ideas.

Be sure to sign up for Sneaky Sheep. This year's theme is "Spring Into Summer" so think cottons, pastels, floaty scarves, light shawls, hammocks. Thanks to Harriet for organizing this, and the Knit Along, again. The Knit Along will now be seasonal.

Retreat is not that far away! Nine people have signed up for the Retreat Committee. The first retreat meeting is Tuesday (January 26th) at Paneras. All those who have gone on the annual trip up north know how fun it is to sit and knit for a whole weekend. Heaven. Hope you plan on coming this May.

So many people enjoyed reading Kim W.'s recent contribution to the blog that the Board decided to invite anyone who has a knitting story to also write a blog entry. Interested? Tell Kathy S. or Tracey K.

Of course, the highlight of the evening was receiving the gorgeous swag. Thanks Tanya for all of your hard work producing such fine products. If you were not at at the January meeting, the bags will be available at the February meeting. Just bring in your money to pay for the bags you ordered. Sorry, but there are no extras for sale.

Finally, thanks to the past presidents for sharing some of their favorite knit items in a Presidents' Day Trunk Show.

The next meeting is February 9th. See you there!