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, May 22, 2018

Black Sheep Retreat




Black Sheep Retreat
May, 2018
Yarned and Dangerous


Perfect knitting weather.




Look at the colors in this year's swag!

Kitty's daughter, Kyla, created five vibrant colors especially for the Black Sheep May 2018 Retreat.

Several retreat committee members got an early chance to knit with this beautiful fingering weight yarn.
Cowls....
Shawls....
Why, you could even knit socks.....

We decorated and autographed the swag bag which also contained a portable, standing lamp (including batteries...so thoughtful). Merritt created the retreat button and its motto: Yarned and Dangerous.



       
   







Fortunately, no one starved or ate too many fruits and vegetables.  Those great knitting cookies made another appearance thanks to Laurie.








May 18th was a wedding day somewhere in the world.
We weren't invited. That's okay. We had more fun at the MacMillan Center at Higgins Lake. Didn't we, Kim? Kim??


While most retreaters used Saturday to sit and knit and chat and eat, some chose to galavant all over Northern Michigan to find fiber events and sales. 50% off sales!!!!
Just ask Judith's credit card company.

Loot and More Loot and the Looters who got it!









Smile ladies, but we do hope to see some of this yarn at next Spring's Yarn Swap.












Best  part of the annual retreat? Just sitting and knitting and talking and eating and laughing and having a glass of wine. 





See you next year!!!!!























Monday, May 14, 2018

Spring 2018 Meeting

 


           Sneaky 

        Black Sheep

             2018

                 



























Upcoming Events: 

World Wide Knit in Public Day
Saturday, June 9
11:00 am to 3:00 pm

 Mittens for Detroit
Leon and Lulu's
The Yarn Stop
Wooly & Co

Information is on Mittens for Detroit Facebook page and a link from Black Sheep Knitting Guild's Ravelry group
$10 RSVP to reserve a seat with the proceeds going to Mittens for Detroit; Leon and Lulu will also donate a portion of their sales that day (nice). You can preorder a boxed lunch from Three Cat Cafe for an additional cost. http://bit.ly/WWKiP_MittensForDetroit2018

Drag Queen Bingo
Sunday, June 24
$30 includes brunch
Tell them you are with Black Sheep/Barb Caddy to sit with guild members
(Very funny!!!)

June, July, August
SUMMER CAMP
no mosquitoes, homesickness, or canoeing
but there is a Board Meeting in August

Monday, March 19, 2018

March 2018



March Madness

Heck no.... this is way more fun than watching basketball.

Guild members scored points sharpening their skills in crochet, showing off crocheted items, and sharing new (and old) projects. 













Karen's extraordinary knitting takes center court with her lace and cable creations. 


Her Estonian lace is intricate and beautiful. 


Guess who is a new grandma? 



Vangie took first place in the shower gift division for her menagerie of folk tale characters. She gives the new baby a book for each story she has brought to life. 

Barb participated in this year's Olympic games by knitting appropriate socks. Why shouldn't knitting be an Olympic sport too?


Show and Tell brings out the best in the game....






 

Lucky child to have a talented Mom like Julia



Can you believe that Janeen knit this sweater 35 years ago? First, she doesn't look old enough; second, it might take many of us 35 years to finish such a complicated project. 



Rina is all smiles with because she finished her boot camp assignment. 

Merritt brought her Mom to the March meeting, and Mom brought her crocheted afghan. She works as she travels to Florida. Although she is known for her adventuresome knitting, Merritt showed a beautiful example of using crochet as an edging. 








Many of the Black Sheep members are also skilled at crochet. Harriett made this large shawl years ago; it is a classic, and classy, piece. 










While we always enjoy creating fancy work, often times every day items can be fun to make. Why not brighten up your cooking with colorful hot pads? Harriett brought these in from her own kitchen. Granny squares are a great way to use up bits of your stash in practical ways.








Baby booties
shawls
hats
scarves
edgings






Crochet Away!




Some Guild members reviewed crocheting Granny squares and others chose to learn to crochet a charming bead necklace.


Using a pattern from Churchmouse, "Crocheted Beaded Necklace and Wrap Bracelet", members quickly designed their own jewelry from linen yarn and beads. 



If you are interested in learning more about crochet, here are some of web sites that will be of interest.

Craftsy has a free guide and classes.
http://www.craftsy.com/ideas/free-guidescom/a/shop/free-online-classeshttp://www.craftsy.com/ideas/free-guidescom/a/shop/free-online-classes

Purl Soho
https://www.purlsoho.com/create/granny-squares/

Big Bad Wool
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/granny-smith-3

an alternate to Granny Squares
https:www.ravelry.com/patters/library/hippie-flower-2

Yarn Bombing information
www.yourfamily.co.za/crafts/yarn-bombing-the-skys-the-limit/


And finally....a big thank you to Noreen for all of her help to the Black Sheep Knitting Guild!!!
We will miss seeing the many wonderful items you have knit. It was always a joy to see all that you created. Best Wishes as you move your life to Hillman. Enjoy!!!!