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.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Get Ready for the August Meeting

Last week (or maybe it was the week before, I forget... oh well) I got an email from Andy, our esteemed Program Chair, about this month's meeting and this morning I realized that this is something you all need at least a week to get ready for.  Now, don't be afraid or plan to be elsewhere on August 14, you can do this.  Here's Andy's email:

At the August meeting everyone is asked to Share A Technique!  It doesn’t matter if you think it's something everyone already knows, because the odds are that we will all learn at least two or three tricks.

Come join us in the park again for an evening of fun and sharing!  Bring a chair and a couple of tricks or techniques!

Remember that "a technique" doesn't have to be some obscure secret knitting magic, it can be your way of weaving in tails or the cast-on your Grandma used or some maneuver that saved you from having to frog most of a project or the stitch Aunt Fanny taught you one summer up at the lake.

Know how to keep your yarns from tangling if you're using two colors?  Bring it.  Have a simple (or different) way to tension your yarn?  I want to learn.  Know how to keep your knitting bag from looking like a rat's nest?  Or how to corral your needles or stitch markers?  We all want to know these things.

This does not have to be something you made up in your own little brain, the tip I'm bringing is a memory trick I learned from a blog I like about two days after I got Andy's email.  (Also "a couple" can mean one; I'm bringing one, one is all I got.)
Don't worry that you're a new-ish knitter and think everyone else will already know everything that you know; it's always good to be reminded of the basics.  Always.  Too much knowledge can be a dangerous thing--and cause a person to forget the simple things, especially in the "mental-pause" part of life (which is where I'm at).  Besides what could be better than spending a summer evening sitting in a pretty park talking with friends about knitting?

See you on August 14 in the park!


  1. Hi! I just moved to the area and am obsessed with knitting. I'd like to attend you knitting nights and meet new people. How can I get more information?



    1. Hi Bekky, welcome! We meet the 2nd Thursday of each month in the Ziemer Bldg. at First United Methodist Church in downtown Green Bay (map in the right hand column). In the summer we meet in St. James Park across the street from the church, so bring a lawn chair and your knitting and join us. You are welcome to be a guest at 2 meetings before we ask that you join the Guild. Annual dues are $15. (Be aware that Monroe Ave. is under construction this summer so you'll need to approach the site via Madison St.)

    2. Um, it's Jackson Square Park. Sorry for the error.