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, November 21, 2014

Hat Heroines

I stopped at Annie Jackson Elementary School the other morning to drop off some of the hats that Kris and Mitzi donated at last week's BLKG meeting and was told by the school secretary that "we've given out a lot of hats from you in the last week." 

Thanks so much, Kris, Mitzi, and everyone who has donated hats this year!  School kids are warm because of your generosity.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Tomorrow Night at BLKG

**Remember the meeting start time has been changed to 6:30.  Knit Doctor is still available before the meeting starts.

First thing tomorrow night will be Election of Officers.  In the November newsletter Beth sent out last week there is a page with bios of the candidates.  The only contested race is Treasurer so do a little homework, then come to the meeting to cast your ballot.

After the voting BLKG is happy to welcome Melissa of The Green Yarn Company.

Andy says she first became aware of Melissa and Carmen at the Spin-In in Waukesha, and was drawn in by their “recycle, reuse, reclaim, re-purpose” business practices. Come and see all the methods Melissa and Carmen have come up with to help us affordably increase our stash and beautify our projects.

The Ladies Behind the Green Yarn Company

It all started with two friends sitting on a porch drinking wine. Our business was born as a stumble upon of some great ideas two half-drunk women had. To some our concept sounded downright insane, and it still does. But the two of us are anything but normal. If you have read any of our social media, blog, or talked to either of us you can probably come to that conclusion on your own. But don't worry we aren't insane in a creepy unstable way, more of a fun crazy.....

We love yarn, we love fiber. We love to crochet and spin and knit, and be crafty and imaginative. We strive to put out a quality product at an affordable price and to help educate people and help them find what they want if we can, and sometimes it is not in our booth or our store and we are OK with that. The bottom line is, we want you to be happy and satisfied and we know that you will remember that and next time you are looking to buy something you will remember how helpful we were.

Come join us at 6:30 (new meeting time) for a little Guild business and a whole lot of yarn fun!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Knit-Away Day Recap

It was fun.

Not enough info?  Okay.  When we arrived at Chateau DePere there was coffee and sweet rolls to help us get the morning started right.  Everyone was happy to be there, talking a mile a minute.  Kathy passed out the pattern for The Elf on the Shelf, along with a jingle bell and pipe cleaner and a tiny bag of sand to use as a weight.  We each were given little hanks of yarn--red, green, and white--and we were off.

Chatter didn't really slow down much once the knitting started but I heard people helping other people learn to wrangle DPNs and reassurance that "yes, it's supposed to look like that."  Soon the bag of fiberfill was being passed up and down the tables as elf bodies got stuffed.

Before we knew it Kathy announced lunch.  There was such a gorgeous spread of delicious salads, breads and desserts, it was impossible to try every one, but we tried.

After lunch we kept knitting on our elves until time for what Kathy called a Chinese gift exchange.  Each of us was asked to bring a small knitting doodad wrapped but not labeled.  We each got a number.  Number 1 chose first and opened her gift, then Number 2 could either choose or take Number 1's gift, then Number 1 got to pick again.  I think I would have been happy with any of them.

Once the gifting was over we went back to knitting, and people started drifting away.  I don't think anyone got their Elf done but we sure had a good time.  Here's a link to the Wikipedia explanation of the Elf on the Shelf story.  I'm sure you can find the book at your local bookstore or order it from Amazon.

Twenty-three members and one guest attended, almost half of the membership.  We had a good time and will do it again.  You should come if you missed this one.