The next meeting of the BLKG is this coming Thursday, September 10 and we'll be back inside The Zeimer Building of the First United Methodist Church. Doors open at 6:00 pm for Knit Doctor, meeting begins at 6:30 pm.
We have new Program co-chairs, Becky and Jannete, and they've declared this our "Back To" meeting as it's Back to School season and Back to Work from summer fun. At our "Back to" meeting this month, they're planning some ice-breaker activities since some of us have been with the Guild since dinosaurs roamed the earth and others are Guild newbies. That means everyone bring and wear your NAME TAG, please. If you can't find yours or never got one, print your name on a piece of masking tape and stick it on so we can call you something other than "hey, you with the string and sticks." Becky and Jannete said something about asking everyone to fill out a survey but they promised snacks while we do it. Be sure to stick a pen or pencil in your knitting bag.
Speaking of bringing things, if you weren't at the August meeting in the park, Kathy P talked about planning a project, like last year's Shelf Elf, for us all to do at the Knit-Away Day on Saturday October 17th. After a lot of discussion it was decided that I'd bring a stack of free ornament patterns to the September meeting so everyone can gather the supplies during the month to bring along, so those who choose to play along will all knit some sort of ornament, probably not the same one. If you don't celebrate Christmas or aren't interested in making an ornament, bring a project of your own and knit on it. So I'll be bringing copies of some free patterns and you'll be bringing $10 (exact change, please) to pay up when you sign up.
Also at the Knit-Away Day, since it was so much fun last year, we'll be having a Gift Grab so please bring a small wrapped gift, something not too expensive and knitting-related. Kathy has hopes that there will be a lot more gift grabbing this time too.
***Keep in mind that elections are coming up in November. The offices of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer need to be filled. Consider stepping up and helping the Guild stay the educational and fun place it has grown to be. If you do decide to run for office remember you won't be alone, past officers are willing to help you.