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

Friday, December 5, 2014

December Updated Calendar


December 9: GMKG Holiday party

Feb 7 Knit Michigan! http://knitmichigan.org
Feb 20-22 Madison Knit In http://www.madisonknittersguild.org/Road-Trip!-
Feb 27-March 1! Sheep in the City Getaway! http://just4ewe.com/

April 18-19 YARNCON 2015 www.yarncon.com

June 13-14! Fiber on the Farm http://www.fiberonthefarm.com

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

December Christmas Party/ Fashion Show

Show Off What You'v e Made -- December is the Member's "Fashion" Show 

In December we  talk and party and enjoy each other's company.  We also get a look at the things we've all been making over this year or last. 

Carol will emcee as each member walks the "red carpet, with the item to show.  Carol will read the description you have submitted of your item and then you  may give a brief statement of how it came to be. 

Some people have turned in their descriptions and others may turn them in at the meeting.  

Let Carol or Betty know 1) name of your item  2) fiber content  3) yarn weight and yardage 4) pattern source.

There' will be much to share and enjoy. 

Bonus: Piper, proprietor of The Knitting Knook in Fox Point, has donated a $50.00 gift certificate !! that will be our raffle prize at the December meeting.  We hope you will have the opportunity to patronize her shop and say a personal thank you on behalf or our guild.   

Pics from November Meeting with Jo Harris

Jo Harris pulled it off again.  She brought along lots of samples of the patterns she has included in her new book "Double Knitting- Inside Out".  She also showed us how to double knit for great effects.  One on one opportunities were available too.  Her Website is www.toadknits.com

Here are some examples of her work-

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

November Meeting and updated Calendar

Color Is Fun and We'll Learn How !

Mosaic, intarsia, stranding are just words and need not be intimidating.  All are ways to add color to your knitting. Mary Jo Harris returns in November to show us the techniques needed to master color work through mosaic knitting. She explains things thoroughly, is enthusiastic, eager to answer questions.  She is also releasing a new book on just this topic.

For those who want to knit along while Mary Jo presents, she has provided patterns that are at the end of our Members Newsletter.   They are for a headband and a cowl.

Look at the patterns come to the meeting with the necessary stitches already cast on on a circular needle and bring a stitch marker for use when working in the round. In addition, Mary Jo will bring samples of stranded knitting, intarsia, mosaic knitting, double knitting, entrelac knitting, and modular knitting to show you additional possibilities.

Nov 11: GMKG monthly 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 7        Knit Michigan!     http://knitmichigan.org
Feb 20-22  Madison Knit In    http://www.madisonknittersguild.org/Road-Trip!-MKGKnitIn2015

April 18-19    YARNCON 2015      www.yarncon.com  
April 25 Yarnover http://www.knitters.org/whats-yarnoverJuly 2015:

Meg Swanson’s Knitting Camp in Marshfield, Wi.  On-line applications will be available Feb 1-8, 2015 @ Schoolhousepress.com.  Lodging and classes @ Holiday Inn Conference Center

Bahr Creek Llamas and Fiber Studio

Our October speaker was  Brigitte DeMaster from Bahr Creek Llamas and Fiber Studio.  She shared her story on her round about way into starting a llama farm.  They have now added alpaca's to the operation.  We left the meeting with a better understanding of the amount of care and love that goes into every skein of yarn she makes.  Brigitte brought along examples of her yarn that we were able to enjoy touching and planning to use in a future project.  Betty P is shown with some of the items that were brought in.  Here is their website and some photo's.

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.