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