Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Bay Lakes Knitting Guild to give knitters of all skill levels the opportunity to get to know other knitters, to learn new techniques, and to share their ideas, resources, and talents with the community.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Are You Ready?

Tomorrow afternoon and again tomorrow evening the BLKG is lucky enough to have world-class knitter and teacher, Lucy Neatby, teaching her Double Knitting technique to the lucky knitters signed up.  (Don't forget to bring your $10 for members, $20 for guests, if you didn't get your check mailed to Kathy ahead of time.  Exact change will be appreciated.)

Last week Kathy P. sent us all a supplies list.  I gathered up mine last night.  Did you figure out what you'll need and get it all together?  I have three sizes of DPNs because I can be a loose knitter (but don't hold it against me) so I want to Be Prepared.  (Why, yes, my husband and son are Eagle Scouts.)

Ooh, I can't wait.

P.S.  Remember your name tag.  Let's make it easy for everyone to know who you are.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Lucy Neatby at March Meeting!

Hopefully you've all read Kathy P.'s latest email telling us that Lucy Neatby will be teaching at our March meeting.  *pause while I turn a couple cartwheels*  Anyway, I thought it'd be interesting to post a link to Lucy's blog, Happy Stitches, so anyone not familiar with her very fascinating Double Knitting technique can do a little research.  I searched it out last Friday and found it to be a treasure trove of how-to videos and other knitting info I'm not sure how I have lived without up 'til now.

I also managed to yoink her intro video off her webpage and get it on here (which I have never ever managed to do before in my life so I'm pretty impressed with myself--at the moment, it won't last) so you can "meet" her before we meet her in real life.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Update from February Guild Meeting

Fellow Knitters,

There were a number of decisions made at our February meeting, so I thought that I would give a recap. I will be emailing the same information to the members, to reach those that may not go to the BLKG Blog.

Sadly, Vicki J. will no longer be attending the Guild meetings. She was heading up the Design-A-Thon, so we talked about continuing, with someone else in charge. The decision was made to have a contest, voting to be at the May meeting, of something made or designed and made, by the members. Each member brings in one of their projects, in a paper bag. They will be given a number for their bag. The projects will then be displayed - hopefully ceremoniously, and we will vote. First prize will be $50, 2nd prize $25, and 3rd prize $10 If we have prizes donated by some of our corporate sponsors we will be drawing for door prizes. We will then try again for the Design-A-Thon in 2018. (Remember to not share the project that you will be entering into this contest during Show & Share). It was also mentioned that if someone has started their design and is disappointed about not having our Design-A-Thon this year, entries can be made at the Wool and Sheep Festival in September.

Speaking of the Sheep & Wool Festival, it was decided that the Guild will further investigate chartering a bus (thanks Beth) to go the festival in Jefferson, WI. We will be taking a vote on making this a day trip or an overnight trip. We have tabled the weekend in Door County until next year, as we need a bit more notice for people to work it into their schedules. So staying the night in Jefferson may be a great alternative.


We have asked Lucy Neatby if she can visit our guild on Thursday, March 16th. She will be in Madison for the week, doing a seminar for the Madison Knitters Guild. Her Thursday and Friday are open, and she would enjoy coming to Green Bay. We have to get an OK from the Madison guild first, and I am in the process of doing that with their president. I will keep you posted.


Finally, we will be getting out a new membership list to everyone, as well as an updated photo directory shortly. We have to wait until Kathy E. finishes basking in the Florida sun.

That's all for now. Remember, knitting is cheaper than therapy.

Kathy P.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Knit-Away Day is Coming!

A reminder from Julie LeFevre:  Knit-Away Day is "last call" for the "Cancer Kids" knitting, so she can get items to the appropriate people for distribution at their Christmas Party.  So bring the hats, scarves, cowls, purses, or mittens you've made for the siblings of young cancer patients along on October 22 to brighten those kids who get a bit less attention while a brother or sister is ill.  Thanks for your generosity.
Watch your emailbox for detailed information from Beth, including a link to her email address to RSVP, a link to Perfect Potluck to let her know what you'll bring (I think that's a BRILLIANT website/thingy), a description of the Chinese Gift Exchange, and a list of free patterns for Stash Buster 1-Day projects Beth searched out for us.  (What to pick, what to pick?  They're all so tempting!)

Can't wait to see everyone there!  Y'all come!


Thursday, September 1, 2016

It's September Already

And that means that the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival is right around the corner.

It's September 8-11, 2016 at Jefferson Fair Park in Jefferson, WI.  I've never been but, oh my goodness, look at these pictures.  I've heard tales ...

I might have to fire up my vehicle (with room in the back for too much yarn) and tootle on down there.  Aw, look, a baby sweater machine...

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

BLKG Members at Artstreet

The Bay Lakes Knitting Guild might not have had a booth at Artstreet last weekend but we had a presence.  There's Josh spinning away in the foreground and Zoe spinning in the background.  Way to represent how cool yarn is, you two.

"Not even a steady drizzle could keep art lovers away Saturday.

“I sold quite a bit of yarn, and I was expecting to sell nothing in the rain, to tell you the truth,” said Josh Steger, a fiber artist from De Pere who owns the Icon Fiber Arts studio in Ledgeview.

Steger welcomed the steady stream of passers-by Sunday as he spun yarn with a spinning wheel in the tent area for the Traveling Treadlers Fiber Arts Guild. He’s a member of the local group of fiber artists that meets twice a month."

--article excerpt and photo by Todd McMahon published in the Monday, Aug. 29 GB Press-Gazette

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


This Thursday, August 18 we'll be knitting in Jackson Park which is right across the street from Grace Lutheran Church, our regular meeting place.  Bring a lawn chair and something to drink.  Yeah, it's supposed to be hot so throw on shorts and a tank top and grab something small and/or cotton to knit.  Come on, we'll be in the shade and there'll probably be a breeze.  I look forward to seeing you there.

As always, if it's rainy or too unbearably hot, we'll meet in the Grace Lutheran basement meeting room.