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

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Yarn Tasting at April 11 Meeting

You’ve probably heard of a wine tasting, but what about a yarn tasting?  Annalise from Wool and Cotton Co. will be joining us and bringing a variety of yarns for us to try! You will want to bring a variety of needle sizes so you can sample all the yarny goodness, I suggest you bring at least sizes 4, 6, 7, and 8 because we don’t know yet what she will be bringing - that’s part of the fun! Annalise will also have a shop set up just in case you just have to have one (or more!) of the yarns we try.

Hidden Valley Farm & Woolen Mill

I was so overcome at the sight of this really wonderful yarn that I forgot to include the owners of Hidden Valley Farm, Paul J. and Carol Wagner, in a photo.  This is going to sound boring but it wasn't.  Their program gave us the nitty gritty of running a sheep farm.  I loved it.  From the feeding dilemma caused by multiple births to one ewe to the talk of predators- the only sheep they have lost was to a neighbors dog, not to the coyotes in the area.  The yarn they brought was exceptional and one of our members bought a fleece.  Take a trip out to the farm this year.

If you missed the meeting you can find them at http://www.hiddenvalleyfarmwoolenmill.com/  and

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Yarn Bowls Ready to Use

They looked spectacular at the meeting!  Very creative pieces.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

January Yarn Bowl Event at La Terazza

The Yarn Bowl Event took place on January 10 at LaTerraza.  http://www.potteryfun.com/

They provided 2 different types of bowls.  One skein and another with 3 holes for stranded knitters.

As I look at the photos I don't see anyone with splotches of paint on themselves so it looks like a pretty successful time.

Here is the event as it happened:

Nice shot of the different sizes of the bowls.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Photo's from December 2016 Show and Tell

We started off with hats.

Then scarfs and cowls.

On to shawls.

Brickless shawl

Mitts and a headband.

Now we have sweaters.

Sweaters galore!

One completed afghan and one in progress.

Socks to wear and a pair for Santa to fill.

A felted purse and a Christmas ornament.
Mary K's hats and baby dress.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

December Fashion Show and Party

December is our year end fashion show - time to celebrate all of our knitting accomplishments (or foibles) this year. Feel free to share your “unfinished symphonies” AKA those projects that have been languishing on the needles for far too long. Sharing your pain may be just what you need to find what that project needs to be finished! Please fill out an information sheet (attached) for each item that you plan to show and send it to Shelley Lund (slund@wi.rr.com). I will have forms that you can fill out the night of the meeting, but it will make things a bit easier for me if you can send the information ahead of time. I can’t wait to see what everyone has created this year!

Monday, November 7, 2016

November Meeting- Game Night!

Regardless of your political leanings, I think most of us can say we will be happy to see the end of all the negative campaigning. Our November meeting falls on election night, so let’s celebrate that end with some fun and games! We will be playing “Last Knitter Standing” – what’s that you say? According to the back of the game box: “If you like to knit and play games, Last Knitter Standing is for you! Through a series of challenges and questions, last knitter standing will not only make you laugh, learn, and test your knitting knowledge, but will also tap into your competitive spirit.” To play, you will need to bring yarn and appropriate sized needles – I recommend worsted or DK weight.

Start thinking about what you want to bring to our December meeting for the year-end fashion show. I will have sheets at the meeting that you can take home to fill out information about your project(s). I will also send out a link to an electronic form with the December newsletter. Also, if you haven’t signed up yet for what snack or supplies you are going to bring – be sure to do that at the next meeting!