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

Thursday, October 8, 2009

GMKG Newsletter for October 2009

Mission
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. Meetings are held in the North Dining Room of Bergstrom Hall,
Mount Mary College on the second Tuesday of each month. Social Hour begins at 6:15 pm.
Our “ Knitting Doctors” are available at that time for advice and consultation on your knitting projects. The monthly meeting begins at 7:00 pm followed by the Monthly
program. Mount Mary College is located at 2900 N. Menomonee River Parkway, Milwaukee, WI


CHARITY KNITTING
by Marge
Thank you for the beautiful hats and scarves I
collected at our September meeting. I like
displaying them at the meetings, so other
guild members can admire all the unique
patterns.
For the remainder of 2009, we will be knitting
hats, scarves and mittens for the Food for the
Hungry, Inc. I will collect completed items at
any meeting. Our second, worthy cause is
knitting prayer shawls for patients receiving
palliative care and to their grieving family
members at Froedtert Hospital. I would like to
collect any completed shawls at our November
meeting.
I will have a wish list from the Milwaukee
Women’s shelter on 45th and Fon du Lac
avenue at our November meeting. Al items
will be collected at the December meeting and
then distributed to the shelter in time for
Christmas. Also Jean mentioned that
travel sized soaps, lotion, shampoo and
conditioners are always in need by the
shelter. If you are traveling and staying at a
hotel please consider bringing it home for this
cause.
I have a few ideas for next year’s projects;
and I would welcome ideas from members.
From all the suggestions, the board will
choose a couple of worthy causes.

2009 Board of Directors and Committee
Chairs
Co-Presidents Mary
Amy
Past President Linda
Treasurer Karen
Secretary Judy
Membership Mary
Charity Knitting Marge
Newsletter Jeannie
Dan
Website Susan
State Fair Carolyn
Karen
Knitting Doctors Karen
Karen
Historian Nancy

WHAT’S AHEAD
October
13-Guild Meeting - Using Ravelry
30-Wisconsin Spin In2009 visit www.WISspinIn.org
for more details
November
10-Meeting

Happy Birthday!
Melanie K 10/1
Marge A 10/4
Beth H 10/12
Carollynn D 10/17
Helen D 10/18
Nancy S 10/31

COMMUNITY KNITTING GROUPS
SUNDAY
i 2:30 pm The 1 st Sunday of the month Lake
Geneva Caribou Coffee.
MONDAY
i 1:00-3:00 pm weekly. Elm Grove Knitting Group
at the Elm Grove Library.
i 7:00-9:00 pm Barnes and Noble Café located on
South 76 Street.
i 6:30 Pm The Yarnivores - John Harbors Coffee
Shop, Menomonee Falls
TUESDAY
i 1:00-3:00 pm 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Crafters. The Church is
located near 78th and Grant.
i 1:00-3:00 pm 3rd Tuesday of the month at
Brookfield Library
WEDNESDAY
i 10:00-Noon weekly at Just 4 Ewe
i 6:30 pm 1st Wednesday of each month Ernie’s
Wine Bar located at N49W5471 Portland Road,
Cedarburg, WI
THURSDAY
i 6:30 pm The Knitting Knuts meet weekly at
Panera Bread located between Mooreland Road
and Sunny Slope Road.
FRIDAY
i 6:00-9:00 pm weekly at Artistic Fibers.

Yarn About Town
Submitted by Jeannie G
On a recent hunt for the perfect yarn to knit my
first clapotis, I stopped at Knitting Knook located
at 8585 North Port Washington Road in Fox Point.
The store is the former French Knot II. The last
time I visited, the store was packed floor to ceiling
in a small space with all sorts of interesting yarns.
New Owner Piper Melkonian doubled the space
since she took over the operation on May 1,
2009. The store contains an even larger variety of
yarn. The selection of sock yarn alone, made my
heart skip a beat! I purchased the new Misti
alpaca worsted weight yarn in a yummy shade of
green for my clapotis project.
The store also sells HiyaHiya knitting needles and
several other brands. A new HiyaHiya circular
needle kit with the interchangeable cables soon
went into my shopping basket, then some
HiyaHiya circular needles with a 9" cable in size
1.5 for sock knitting soon followed. Now, I was
kid in a candy store!
At the check out counter owner Piper Melkonian
suggested , I purchase the yarn club. For an
annual fee of $30.00 I would receive 20% off
everything in the store, 20% off classes, additional
bonus sales for yarn club members only, a
birthday gift on my birthday and use of the
lending library of patterns and books.
The Knitting Knook would like to extend an
invitation to all Greater Milwaukee Guild Members
to stop in and see all the wonderful yarns,
buttons, needles and other “knitting candy.”
Bring in a copy of this newsletter and receive 15%
discount on your yarn purchase. This offer can not
be used with the yarn club discount.

The Cat and The Crow
If your planning a drive to see the autumn
leaves, then head over to Mount Horeb.
Mount Horeb is the home of the famous Mt.
Horeb Mustard Museum which sells over 500
varieties of mustard .It is also the home of
the troll way and On October 3rd, a new yarn
and fiber shop will open.
The Cat and Crow is its name, and its mission
is to provide an outlet for locally produced,
fair trade yarn and fibers, offer classes in
knitting, crochet, spinning, dyeing, and
felting, as well as being a gathering place for
fiber artists of all levels.
The shop is owned by Melissa( MO) Brown
and Rebecca Boelhower Santi and located at
205 east Main Street, Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin.
The telephone number is 608.437.1771.
Several classes including lace knitting,
beaded knitting and a class on how to hand
paint yarn and roving are planned for
October and November.

MEMBERSHIP
by Mary K
Please join me in welcoming our new members
Kathy G, Becky H, Mary H and Lisa
S.
Kathy G recently retired and has an interest
in a variety of crafts. She has been knitting for
50 years.

Becky H, a mother to three teenagers, 2
dogs and 2 cats loves to relax from her busy life
by knitting. She has been knitting for 1 ½
years.

Mary H loves to knit by hand and with her
three knitting machines. She uses computer
software to design her knits. She is currently
knitting charity projects from her stash.

The annual membership dues is now due.
Please print the last page of the newsletter and
bring it to the October Guild meeting. Checks
may be made payable to the Greater Milwaukee
Knitting Guild.

Programs Update
This month’s program is Ravelry for Dummies.
Susan Anderson, Madison native and author of
Itty Bitty Hats and Itty Bitty Nursery will be
here in March with her new book Itty Bitty
Toys.
We will hold a drawing for Susan’s new book.
To enter please knit a hat from one of Susan’s
books, or one her free hat patterns from her
website or ravelry. For each hat collected and
donated to our charity knitting projects you will
receive a ticket for the drawing.
April is our Auction Fund Raiser. Its never too
early to start planning your donation to this
event. This is our fund-raiser for the year
and the proceeds help pay for our programs.
Chris Byslma is our featured speaker at the
May meeting. She will give a presentation
on knitting from your stash.
Speaking of stash, once everyone learns
how to put their yarn stash on Ravelry this
month, we will have a commitment form in
next months newsletter for our “Knitting
from your stash “ campaign. Start planning
what stash yarn you are going to use up.
Knitting an an itty bitty hat or two could
use up one skein or more. Rumor has it the
winners will receive a gift certificate to
replenish their yarn stash!
If you or someone you know would like to
give a presentation or demonstrate a
knitting technique, please let the programs
committee know. We have open dates in
January and February. Suggestions for
speakers or programs are also welcome.

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