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!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

September Meeting


WOW!! We had a full house! It was great to see everyone after summer break.

We had 6 guests:

Janeen F, Janet W, Patricia H, Stephanie M, Adelia D & Mary P
Welcome Ladies!

Tracey started the meeting by welcoming everyone to the new meeting space, the Huntington Woods Library. 
Although the room is a bit smaller, it has wonderful lighting. 




 We went right into Show & Share! Great items ladies!!
Many chose the summer Knit Along.











The annual silent auction was very successful.  Thanks to the organizers for creating such a wonderful event.





As usual, the Black Sheep are a very generous group providing many colorful hats for this year's charity project. Thanks to Judith for organizing it again.







The Guild watched an informative series of videos from The Knit Stars program. Thanks to Kate for all the AV!





Don't forget to check our Ravelry & Facebook pages for the most updated info.


Check the tab at the top of the page for the Annual Spring Retreat which will be held at the same great location.

Check the Events tab for upcoming shows and events.

Until next month, make sure to get your daily dose of  fiber!


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

May Meeting

Our May meeting was YUMMY!! 
Filled with good food from Detroit BBQ Co, decedent desserts made by our members, huggable yarns to buy and awesome knitting friends! 




Our meeting was full of important information.
We will be moving to a new location starting with the June 13, 2017 summer camp.

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





Summer Fun Activities

Drag Queen Bingo!

July 16, 2017

 Sunday brunch - $30.  The doors open at 10:30 and the show starts at 11:00. Bring your knitting!!  
Call to reserve your spot.
248-515-2551



Tigers baseball game 

Sunday, August 20th 

 Tigers and LA Dodgers
 1:10 p.m. 

If you are interested, please contact Tracey. Tickets must be prepaid, but the final price ($30 - $35) will depend on the number of people attending. The cut off date for tickets and to make the final payment is June 15th. 
You are more than welcome to bring a friend or significant other to this event...and your knitting of course!


We had a wonderful full crowd of happy knitters! 






ERRATUM!!! The Umbilical Charity Baby Hats

The umbilical hat pattern had an error. 
The sixth round of decreases should read 
"K1, K2tog around".

The typo did not stop the knitters and we had a good number of hats returned already! Please remember these cute hats need to be handed in by the September meeting.

♥ ♥ ♥ SO CUTE!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

And then there was yarn! And books! And buying and FUN!!




Have a HAPPY SUMMER!! 
Summer camp is the second Tuesday of the months June, July and August at the Huntington Woods Library. No formal meeting, just lots of fun knitting with your friends! 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Reminder!

Tuesday, May 9th. 

Reminder:
Tuesday, May 9th is our final meeting of the season. It's going to be a great meeting and there will be a major announcement made at the meeting!

This is our annual Member Swap and Sale, and this year we will also be serving dinner.

We ask that members bring a dessert to share.

Please note, dinner will happen first and then the sale will commence at 8 pm, we will allow members to stay until 9:30 to make sure everyone has enough time to sell/swap.
Bring yarn to sell or swap. Bring money to shop other people's extra stash. Bring your appetite. Bring a small dessert to share!

Check out our Facebook page for more info!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/51020814394/ 

World Wide Knit in Public Day!

Make sure to come join the fun!

https://www.wwkipday.com/3rd-annual-mitten-state-knit-leon-lulu/


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

April Meeting


        April            
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WOW!! This was a FUN filled night! 

The meeting started with the new kits for our charity knitting. The recipients will be babies at the Hutzel/DMC Hospital neonatal and preemie unit. Special thanks to Judith and Kate for putting the patterns together and a huge shout out to Judith for gathering all the yarn and putting together all the kits. Great work! 

If you picked up a kit/kits, all finished items are due at the October meeting (or before if you have them finished).





 We had a large group of about 60 people at the meeting. The excitement was in the air for this year's Sneaky Sheep Swap! Forty people participated in the Cowl swap. They were ALL so beautiful. Everyone left happy.
Many thanks to Kim and Tanya for creating, organizing, communicating, photographing, and encouraging the entire project. 

For more pictures on the Sneaky Sheep Cowl Swap items, please look on our Facebook page:







The swap went SO well we even had time for Show & Share






 Our board members are always hard at work! Thank you ladies! 


Next month's meeting will be the second Tuesday, May 9th. 

This is our annual Swap and Sale and Dessert!! 

Bring yarn to sell or swap. Bring money to shop other people's extra stash. Bring your sweet tooth! 



If you would like to see more information on the blog, please add it to the comments section below or contact me on Ravelry at Mshatbox. 
See you next month!


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

♣ March Meeting ♣



 ♣ ♣ ♣ March Madness!! ♣ ♣ ♣
The group this month was smaller but lively!







Guest speaker was Julia Vesper, the owner of Knitterly Things. She explained how she hand dyes quality  yarns and fibers. The picture shows examples of her sock yarn colors. No two seemed to be alike! Julia talked about dying the yarns in her home, all the while handling a family with young children and running her online business.  
She started dying in 2005 and has created over 100 color ways in 10 years.  As she explained, she uses three colors: a bright, a light, and a medium. She was right that this combination always creates a "pop". Julia held up a sample of a Rainbow sock and the room burst into "ooohhs" of appreciation.
She has dyed 400 skeins in two weeks, and she talked about stretching the yarns across her house as she dyed and dried. Julia's samples for Tuesday night included socks and mittens created from her hand dyed yarns. If you are interested in beautiful yarns, Julia runs two yarn clubs at www.knitterlythings.com

The best part is that she will be designing a special colorway exclusive to the Black Sheep Knitting Guild, that will be used for our 2017 Retreat Knit-A-Long.
She dyes to order and can be contacted at knitterlythings@gmail.com

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Tanya showed us an unusual yarn (also in pictures) she found at Washtenaw Wool in Ann Arbor. She created a stunning cowl working the splat of color so it fell together surrounded by the cream color. Erika wore a gray and black shawl knitted using a "sequence" technique





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FINAL payment for the retreat is due at the April meeting, Don't forget to sign up!!!


Sneaky Sheep gift exchange is the April meeting!!

The blog, Cafe Press, sells BSKG items such as shirts and hoodies. Order now and have it ready to wear at the May retreat. 

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Show & Tell is always fun!



                             
Erika wore a gray and black shawl knitted using a "sequence" technique 

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MORE IMPORTANT NEWS!

June 10 is Knit in Public Day. The BSKG is a co-sponsor with Mittens for Detroit of the World Wide Knit in Public Event at Leon and Lulu. There will be a small fee for participation. Many are interested in gathering for a dinner in Clawson after the Knit in Public event.



Noreen asked us to nominate a free pattern for the spring Knit Along. Use a pattern requiring about one skein from Ravelry that you like. Vote on our Ravelry site.

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See you next month for SNEAKY SHEEP!