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

Monday, December 1, 2008

NOVEMBER 2008 newsletter

Below is a small portion of our Guild Newsletter which has been edited to fit in this blog. Please contact us if you want a copy of the entire newsletter.

November 2008 Volume 22 Issue 11

Note from the President:
Greetings —
It was very heartwarming to see so many new and current members at the Vivian Hoxboro lecture last month. We literally filled the room. A very special welcome goes to the Mt. Mary students who attended Thursday evening’s festivities. I hope all of you enjoyed Vivian and found her both informative and entertaining. We will love to see more of you in the coming months. It amazed me that Vivian designed 70………that’s right 7…0 patterns for a magazine each year for several years. To keep that momentum up is really inspiring. It also helped to
refine her style. I could see the progression of Vivian’s designs and how they evolved. She is as nice a person as she is talented. Her trunk show was fabulous and I hope everyone had an opportunity to try on the fashions. It’s like sampling dessert before you have to make the meal.
Enjoy your Halloween and I will see you on our regular meeting night, November 11th at 7:00pm.

Linda

Charity Program
Milwaukee Women’s Center
Where Abuse Ends and Hope Begins
Hats, Mittens,Scarves and slippers
for Women and Children....All sizes,
colors and styles welcome! Now
would be a great time to try a new
pattern or different yarn out. There
are lots of free patterns at
http://www.berroco.com/
pattern_library.html and http://
www.straw.com/cpy/
free_pattern_yarnssort.html#kidM
Along with the knitted items there is
a wish list provided by the
Women's Center. I will collect items
at the November and December
meeting and deliver the items
during the second week of December.
They were very thankful for
all the items we donated last year
which helped them with there
Christmas shopping for the families.
The wish list is for new items is on
page 6 of the newsletter.
Happy Knitting ! Jean


2008-2009 Calendar of Events
November The Knitting Room from Fond du Lac,
WI will open shop for us with lots of current samples and
Yarns available for purchase.
December will be our Christmas “potluck” and a “Show
and Tell”.
January TBA
February -- I am waiting for a response from Vintage
Sock Expert, Nancy Bush to see if we will fit into her
schedule.
March -- Possibly Janet Szabo from Big Sky Knitting
Designs; also waiting to see if we will fit into her schedule.
Sunday, November 1st
April -- Our Guild Auction – We had so much fun last
year. Do not limit your creativity for donations. Also, we
want lots of guests for that evening!
May -- Tentatively author Dr. Susan Strawn will have
samples of vintage knitting as well as a slide presentation
based on research for her book Knitting America: A Glorious
Heritage from Warm Socks to High Art.
June – Judging (by all guild members) of the “Knitting
with Beads” contest
July -- TBA
August -- TBA

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