We meet the second Tuesday of each month from 6:45-8:45 p.m. :: Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Black Sheep in the Autumn

Wouldn't these colors make a beautiful scarf?

First, apologies for the delayed and deferred blog postings. Computer problems: operator and machine.

In September the Black Sheep welcomed Alex and his mother, Nicole. He is a 4th grade student who is a most remarkable young man. He saw a need in the Oxford and Lake Orion School Districts and enlisted his mother's help. Alex recognized that many students did not have enough to keep them warm in the winter; it was his idea to provide knit scarves for 17 schools. He asked his mother to knit if he could find the yarn. (She learned how to knit to help him out!)

The Black Sheep Guild members were more than happy to spend some of their summer knitting for his great cause.

BSKG knit a variety of scarves for Alex

Alex also enjoyed cake and ice cream with us. September is the traditional month for the Silent Auction, and while we ate, everyone bid on the lovely skeins of yarn. Kitty revealed the new swag, a pattern holder that will have the same purple and sheep pattern of the bags from last year. The price for the pattern is $25. Last chance to order is in November!
You can be very coordinated!

During October's meeting Judith collected washcloths for charity. As usual, people were very generous in their knitting. And as usual, there was quite a variety the BSKG offered in their work.

In October the guild members must consider who will be a good candidate for the following year's VP position. We tried a new approach this year, and it was quite successful. Not only do we have several women willing to step up as VP,  we have many who have volunteered for a variety of other responsibilities....even as "worker bee". Thank you, ladies! Linda will send out the names in our monthly reminder. 

Diane discussed the need for a minor alteration to the by-laws related to dues which we will vote on in November. 
Hope you plan to participate in November's Brown Bag Swap. Bring a knitting related item, it doesn't have to be yarn, wrapped in a Brown Bag. The content's value should be about $20. You will find out who your friends are during the swap and steal session. 

Tracey unfurled another show stopper for Show and Share! 

Next Meeting: November 8th
Election of Vice President
won't you be glad when all these elections are done?

December Meeting is early! First Tuesday of the month!!
December 6th! December 6th! December 6th!

by Kathy Stasys

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