About the Guild

The Greater Milwaukee Knitting Guild is open to anyone interested in knitting at any level. Our mission is to promote interest, appreciation, and skill in knitting. The Meetings are always the second Tuesday of every month except January and August. Social Hour begins at 6:15 pm. Our “Knitting Doctors” are also available at that time for advice and consultation on your knitting problems. The meeting begins at 7:oo pm followed by the Monthly Program. Address and location are: Harwood Place, 8220 W Harwood Ave, Wauwatosa, WI Please join us. If you wish to contact the Guild please email us at gmkg@prodigy.net

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Knit Hats for Service Members

At last nights meeting we went with the knit hat project for service members that Trees From Home promotes as our Fall Charity Project.  The dates to bring them to a meeting will be be posted later.  All you have to do now is go through your wool  stash,  find  dark colors and start knitting a hat.  The link listed will give you some background and patterns.

http://treesfromhome.org./Knit%20Caps.html

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Event Calendar

CALENDER OF EVENTS:

•    Oct 10:  I Love Yarn: Cudahy Library
•    Oct 10-12   Rural Arts Road Trip   http://www.ruralartsroadtrip.com
•    Oct 14: GMKG monthly meeting
•    Oct 18: Fall University Days:  All About Wool, Cedarburg, Wi                         www.wiquiltmuseum.com
•    Oct 24 – 26: Vogue Knitting Live Chicago: Palmer House Hilton, Chicago Ill                   www.vogueknittinglive.com
    Oct 30 – Nov 1: Loominosity:  New Berlin, Wi   www.wihandweavers.org

•    Nov 11: GMKG monthlyy meeting
•    Nov 21-23  Knit DeKoven  http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/ogle-design/2996017/1-25#7

•    Dec 9: GMKG: Holiday party

•    Jan 22-24  January Thaw Retreat  http://www.sunvalleyfibers.com/january-thaw-retreat/

•    Feb 20-22  Madison Knit In    http://www.madisonknittersguild.org/Road-Trip!-MKGKnitIn2015

•    April 18-19    YARNCON 2015     www.yarncon.com

•    July 2015: Meg Swanson’s Knitting Camp in Marshfield, Wii.On-line applications will be available Feb 1-8, 2015 @ Schoolhousepress.comLodging and classes @ Holiday Inn Conference Center

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

I Love Yarn Day and We Love Yarn Bombing


Stop in at the Cudahy Family Library on Friday, October 10 from 10am to 4:30pm.   Prizes will be given away too!   

Check out the Yarn Bombing that Kathy Matthew, Cristel Moecker, Anja Herrnreiter, Judy Humpal, Shelby Schurter and myself knit and installed.  

Here are a few pictures pulled from the Library's Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152702042840944.1073741837.59544755943&type=1

This is our handy work-
Making sure no one gets cold hands

Crickets and Catapillers are ready for winter

Lamp and Chair leg warmers

Anja's Bear keeping watch

Toad Stool neckwear

Trendy chairs in young adult area


October Meeting Program


What's In a Fiber?

Tonight It's Llama!  Of all the variables in knitting, from technique to pattern choice, perhaps fiber is one we seldom know enough about.  Tonight we'll learn about llama hair from someone who has raised and sheared llamas for many years and has lots of tales to tell.  Our guest is Brigitte DeMaster, owner of Bahr Creek Yarn Store and Llama farm.  We'll learn about the animals, hear stories of how she came to love them, and how the hair acts in knitting.  You will be able to feel the sheared hair and touch the very, very soft yarn Brigitte spins herself.  We've also asked her to talk a bit about tools and gadgets available to us with our knitting as well as some other new fibers.  And !!  We will raffle off 2 of the hanks of llama yarn straight from the spinning wheel.  There will be time to browse and we've asked Brigitte to bring things along to let us shop a bit.  Bahr Creek is set on  a dairy farm in the  beautiful woods bordering Cedar Grove, and Brigitte is a warm and welcoming knitter ready to share her love of fiber with us.


We had 7 members walking and working in other areas of the Walk and Knit Event at The Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival.  That isn't counting the members who shopped and took classes.





Sheri, Jackie, Kathy and Betty at Walk and Knit
Line Judge Melissa watching for fouls


Cristel, Sheri, Kathy and Betty at handoff

Monday, May 12, 2014

May and June Programs





May -- Come for the party! and help the Christ Child society as we donate items for babies in need.  We will have a social time to have fun together and also hear about the Society from one of its representatives.

Carol and Betty have asked for additional food for the baby shower.   A paper plate with a dozen special tasty morsels will be great.   Any leftovers can be taken home.  Please remember nothing drippy or wet. The list of volunteers we already have are-

Dianna D-- paper plates, napkins and fruit dish
Carolyn M-- cookies, soda and cups
Karen L--Cookies, soda and cups
Pat Hi-- snacks
Betty P--Bar cookies

June -- Jennifer Donze, master knitter, will be with us guiding us further on how to produce polished finished projects.

"Weaving in Tails" is a hands-on workshop about the 2 best ways to weave in tails.  Special note: Please bring along a light colored swatch in plain stockinette made with worsted weight yarn, some bright colored scrap yarn and a tapestry needle.    Jennifer will talk about the planning process for weaving in tails and demonstrate the 2 best ways to weave in tails.

We have enjoyed Jennifer's presentations before and always learn so much.  See you in June!


For those who spin and dye this might make the process a little faster.
Photo of sheep in Ireland.