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.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Knitters Know How To Party

On December 8, the Bay Lakes Knitting Guild assembled for their second Annual Handknitted Dishcloth Swap. Outgoing President and Guild Founder, Terri Sipes read "The Knitters' Christmas" and as she did we passed the dishcloth we held to the left every time she said the word "the." There were a LOT of "the"s in there. The passing was fast and furious until the final The End, and the photo was taken. (I suspect organizing a roomful of knitters is a bit like herding cats.)

Before the festivities we had an election of new officers. Victoria Jicha is our new Preside
nt, Mitch Woesner is Vice President, Jenny Lee is Secretary, and Linda Busalacchi retains the Treasurer's job. Terri Sipes is taking over Newsletter duties, Barbara Malcolm (yours truly) stays Member-at-Large and takes care of the Blog, Zoe Moulton remains Membership chair, and Lucy Yap is Events coordinator. Congratulations and a big Thank You to all!

(The rest of the Guild members need to decide what role they can play in the running of the Guild next year. It's not a very difficult or demanding job when we all do our part. Think of it this way, there are four officers and four committee chairs, if you each took
a turn you'd only be in office once every seven years. Get your turn over early! I am. [sorry for the lack of subtlety, I hope I haven't offended anyone])

Everyone also brought either a salad or dessert to share. There were lots of goodies to be had. Thanks for all the treats to eat, Knitters!

Just a reminder: there are always a couple of Knit Doctors there before the meeting to help you over any hurdles you might encounter in your projects. They really know their stuff.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Outreach Opportunity

Dear Bay Lakes Knitting Guild Members & Members of the Embroiderers Guild:

I am excited to announce that the Knit & Stitch outreach with the Bellevue Retirement Community (Hofmann Rd and GV) has been scheduled to begin in January and run through May. We agreed to set up those 5 months and evaluate how things are going in April. At that time we will decide whether to continue with the present schedule or tweak it to better meet the needs of the residents there. Both groups will meet in their Community Room.

The Day Group will meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 3pm to 4pm.
The Evening Group will meet on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6pm to 7pm.

Those dates are as follows:
Days - January 11, February 8, March 14, April 11, and May 9
Evenings - January 25, February 22, March 28, April 25, and May 23.

I would like to have a sign-up sheet for these 5 months, so we know we have all of the
dates covered. If you wish to participate, please email me with the dates that you wish
to volunteer.

Victoria Jicha, President
Bay Lakes Knitting Guild

Friday, June 17, 2011

Bullfrogs 9, Mallards 0

It was a great night for baseball--and knitting. The Bullfrogs won, there was 1/2 price beer one inning, yarn was knitted, and the knitters had their picture taken with Jeremiah, the team mascot. It doesn't get any better than that.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Fall Knit-Away Weekend

Knit-Away Weekend

Landmark Resort, Door County, WI

November 11-13, 2011

Come enjoy the First Annual Knit-Away Weekend with the Bay Lakes Knitting Guild.
All Condo units have fully-equipped kitchen with microwave and coffee maker.
Continental breakfast provided by Landmark (located in the main building).

(All rates based on 2 nights lodging per person. Deposit non-refundable.)

Room choices:

1 Bdrm. Woodview, King --2 pers-- Mem: $123 Non-Mem: $130.50 Deposit: $37

2 Bdrm/1 Bath, Woodview, Queen --4 pers-- Mem: $72 Non-Mem: $79.56 Deposit: $22
(In Harbor Building next door to Navigator)

2 Bdrm/2 Bath, Woodview, King/Queen --4 pers-- Mem: $80.50 Non-Mem: $87 Deposit: $24

3 Bdrm/2 Bath, Waterview, King/Queens --6 pers-- Mem: $92 Non-Mem: $99.50 Deposit: $28



City, State, Zip:__________________________________



Member #_______________________

Room Choice:_______________________________


Balance Due by September 8, 2011.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Have You Knit in Public?

The members, relatives, and friends of the Bay Lakes Knitting Guild were out in force last Sunday celebrating World Wide Knit in Public Day. For the second year we met in beautiful Jackson Square Park in downtown Green Bay bringing our knitting and snacks. There were knitters of all ages and experience levels working on an amazing variety of projects. It was great fun. You should have come. Perhaps you'll come next year? We'll be there. Will you?

Monday, June 13, 2011

Homemade Hummus

As I promised, I'm posting the recipe for the hummus I took to yesterday's World Wide Knit in Public Day celebration. The recipe's from an old Weight Watchers cookbook from the mid-70s before "points" were invented and "exchanges" were all the rage.

WW Hummus (serves 4)

4 oz. chickpeas (1/2 can), drained (reserve liquid)
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 small garlic clove
Pinch of salt

In bowl of food processor, combine chickpeas and 1 Tablespoon reserved liquid with remaining ingredients. Process into a smooth paste, adding more reserved liquid if needed ot achieve desired texture.

Each serving = 1/2 protein, 15 optional calories

Variations I've tried (so far):

First, I always double the recipe so I use the whole can of chickpeas,

** sometimes I add 1-2 oz. roasted red pepper from a jar (water pack) and a bit of the liquid for Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

** sometimes I add 1/2 cup of mixed olive salad (from Curt's Oilerie in Fish Creek) with most of the added olive oil drained off, for Olive Hummus which adds about 30 calories per serving.

That's it. I made the Olive for WWKIP Day yesterday the day before. Most of the time I buy a package of pita breads, cut them in half then in wedges, lightly spritz them with oil and bake for a few minute until they're crisp. I was a bit disappointed by the bought pita chips, but you're on your own with this part. Glad you liked it!


Sunday, June 12, 2011

More Baseball! More Knitting!

It's turning out to be a crafty summer at the ballpark. Not to be outdone by the Green Bay Bullfrogs, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers are having a Stitch 'N Pitch night too. It's Monday, June 27th at 7:05 PM against the Peoria Chiefs.

Here are the seating options:
1. Pre-game All-You-Can-Eat Picnic -- $20.50 per person (on the 3rd base deck with box seats)
[Picnic Menu: Hamburgers, Brats, Hot Dogs, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Potato Chips, Cookies, and 2 FREE Drinks (beer, water, or soda)]

2. Box seats -- $9 per person

For Tickets or Questions contact:
Brandon Goebel
920-733-4152 ext. 227

Take your sticks and string out to the ball game!

Thursday, June 9, 2011


World Wide Knit in Public Day

12 * June * 2011

Join us as we knit with thousands of other knitters around the world on the same day!

Where: Jackson Square Park, 300 So. Monroe

When: 1 pm to 4 pm Rain date: June 19

Bring: Your knitting!!! Lawn chair, own beverages, snack to share, hat, and sunscreen.

Locally sponsored by Bay Lakes Knitting Guild
For more information please call: 920-499-7009
World Wide Knit in Public day was created by Danielle Landes in 2005.
To find out more about WWKIP Day, visit wwkipday.com.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Road Trip

Two Little Sheep went to the Door County Shepherd’s Market

Sheep are naturally water repellant and even the dense fog could not dampen the spirits as Terri Sipes and Laura Quinn traveled to Door County to take in Northeast Wisconsin's oldest fiber event and sale, The 2011 Door County Shepherd's Market.

Sponsored by The Door County Sheep and Goat Raisers and hosted by Whitefish Bay Farm, the market promotes products from their members' sheep, goats, and camelids, and educated the public about their animals, the fibers they produce, and the traditional handcrafts that utilize these fibers.

More than a dozen vendors offered a wide selection of fibers, yarns, and finished fiber products. Numerous demonstrations and related products could also be viewed. Since you missed this year's market, mark your calendar for next year--it's a "must see."

The Door County Shepherd’s Market is always held in May on the weekend before Memorial Day Weekend. Whitefish Bay Farm devotes an entire barn to the event--vendors sell the wares on the first floor, and the upper floor is devoted to finished goods by local fiber artists.