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!

Friday, November 23, 2018

November 'Baa'-zaar

November BAA-ZAAR
by Kathy Stasys

It was a cold and windy Tuesday night in Huntington Woods. Black Sheepers sought shelter in a trailer that had magically appeared by the side of the library. And, lo, it was filled with warmth, and friends, and yarn! Taking up the challenge, many found the perfect skein to fend off the chill in the air so they could wend their way to the bowels of the library....okay, the basement. 

Once inside the cozy confines of the BSKG meeting area, our members prepared for the coming holidays by eating, buying, chatting, and knitting. What a perfect way to get yourself ready for the next few weeks of eating, buying, chatting, and knitting. 

Awe and wonder....what to select? 
Clutching yarn and notions and contemplating the next worthy item to select.

Cubes of soft and colorful yarns entice .
And yet more yarn!!

What says November like yarn....and pies!

BSKG members sampled several pies from 
Achatz Pie Company. Pies ordered!
Great fund raiser just in time
for Thanksgiving.  

Just like the homemade ones we can
all make. Sure.

After wiping off sticky pie fingers, guild members shopped in our own members "pop up" stores. 

Donated yarns raised funds for
Knit Michigan. Buying more yarn
never feels so good as when you
are also doing good.

Sure, you can knit this pattern. 

Tanya always creates
beautiful yarn colors
and pattern designs.

These should warm up
a cold winter night.

Did you know Tanya has a    
new job? And no, it's not 
selling socks.

Ask her about her new
teaching position. 
She's happy!

Julia's colors burst with
vibrancy. Any one of these
colors will keep your toes
toasty this winter. 




                        Big BSKG News!!!!!!

Barb C.
the Black Sheep's
new Vice-President!!!

Kate and Merritt are
pleased with Barb as
the new addition to
the BSKG leadership.
Aren't we all?

And so the cold November winds blew outside the Huntington Woods Library, but the BSKG members were too busy knitting, selling, buying, eating, and visiting.

Now aren't you sorry you didn't pick up that extra skein? 

In case you need a little
sustenance while knitting.

Sales must be good if
Kitty needs the calculator.

Knit Michigan
yarns always make
a knitter smile.

Shirley is happy her
beautiful cowl is done!

Hmmm, Rita ponders
another purchase.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Come shop and get in the holiday spirit with a special sale! We have so many talented members and what better way to support each other…and get gift-giving ready? This event is open to the public so invite your friends (or family to buy gifts for YOU…)

Special guest: 
Labor of Love yarn truck will be in the parking lot on the south side of the library—be sure to stop and shop before the meeting or during the Pop-up Baa-zaar

Vendors in the lower level—Knox Room (opposite the guild meeting, which will still be in the Woods Gallery):
  • Ernestine Bains: Hand dyed and hand spun yarn
  • Dorinda Balanecki: Crystaletts Buttons, Crystal stitch markers, needle cases, purse frames and Tag-A-Stitch
  • Kitty Crawford
  • Diane Lammers and Suzanne Klein: Yarn, roving and fiber-related books, proceeds to benefit KnitMichigan
  • Madelyn Phillips and Celine Skonieczny—Eve’s Temptations: Handmade sweet treats—for gifts or to keep for yourself in your knitting bag
  • Tanya Thomann—MayBea Crafted: project bags, knitting kits, patterns, and a few holiday and knitting specific surprises
  • Julia Vesper—Knitterly Things: Yarn! Glorious yarn!
Our guild meeting will be brief, to nominate a VP among other quick items, and our regular meeting room, the Woods Gallery will be available for sitting and social knitting.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

October Happenings

We had a great October guild meeting with Merritt in the lead while Kate was away on her 30th anniversary vacation! We had a few new guests join us for the meeting.

Merritt talked about the new SWAG which is a leather wrist ruler. Make sure you order yours by October 31st.

October was social knitting with so much going on! We had pumpkin and apple pies, as well as donuts to snack on.
We had a special Halloween themed raffle for gorgeous hand dyed yarn with a pumpkin bag donated by Julia, accompanied by a "poison" notions bag donated by Tanya. Thank you so much for your generosity. There also was a bingo game with a prize donated by ChiaoGoo. Kate, and a few other members, were able to tour their warehouse in Troy, which is certain to make you feel like a kid in a candy shop! Stayed tuned about a knit night at ChiaoGoo's warehouse in the near future.

Knitted Knockers:
The highlight of the night was the total count of the Knitted Knockers that several members worked on. Once again, Judith organized another wonderful charity project for us! A total of 109 sets (230 individuals) were knitted, stuffed, sized, and tagged. Thank you, Judith! Your commitment to keep us involved in charity projects is greatly appreciated!


Show & Share:


Story time:

Merritt read the book Derek The Knitting Dinosaur.

 Upcoming Events:

November is the Holiday Baa-zaar during our regular guild meeting. Members will be selling knitting related items and holiday crafts. We will also have a special visit from the Labor Of Love yarn truck.

Nominations for Vice President begin at the November meeting. Want to be more involved with the guild?? Know somebody that would be a great leader?? Put a name in the running (elections will take place at the December meeting).