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!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

April Meeting


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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 ♣



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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!